On the first day of the New Year, the bad news for the consumers is they will have shell out more for cooking gas.
The price of LPG was hiked by Rs 19 per cylinder across the country on Wednesday.
According to IndianOil, a 14.2 kg domestic cylinder will now cost Rs 714 in Delhi and in Mumbai too, LPG is now costlier by Rs 19 per cylinder.
In Chennai and Kolkata, the domestic LPG is now costlier by Rs 20 and Rs 21.5 per cylinder, respectively.
Oil companies have hiked the price of non-subsidised LPG to Rs 714 per 14.2-kg cylinder from the previous price of Rs 695.
In the last five months, the prices of non-subsidised cooking gas have gone up by Rs 139.50 per cylinder, say media reports.
The Jet fuel or Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price was also hiked by 2.6 percent on Wednesday.
According to reports, the price of ATF, used to power aeroplanes, was raised by Rs 1,637.25 per kilolitre, or 2.6 percent, to Rs 64,323.76 per kilolitre in Delhi.
It has been reported that this is the second straight monthly increase in rates.
On December 1 the ATF price was hiked by Rs 13.88 per kilolitre.
The Narendra Modi-led central government has been slammed by the opposition parties for the fuel price hike.
Congress said the price hike will put the common man into a deeper financial crisis.
A media report quoted Congress spokesperson and All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev as saying that the hike comes at a time when the economy is in shambles.
Dev asserting that the hike was “injustice towards the poor people. Is this a fair new year’s gift to the common man, Congress thinks it is not”.
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and party’s Politburo member Sitaram Yechury while sharing a new on the fuel price on his Twitter handle said: “Modi govt starts the year. After railway passenger fare hikes, another attack on peoples’ livelihoods.”
“All this in the wake of sharp job losses, food price inflation, and record fall in rural wages,” he added.
Modi govt starts the year. After railway passenger fare hikes, another attack on peoples’ livelihoods. All this In the wake of sharp job losses, food price inflation and record fall in rural wages. https://t.co/WJjNJI7BVT
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) January 1, 2020