New-Delhi: Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the prices of 19 kg commercial LPG cylinders have been increased by Rs 105 in Delhi from March 1 and ₹108 in Kolkata. Whereas, prices of 5kg commercial LPG cylinders have also been raised by ₹27.
With this price hike, a 19kg commercial cylinder will now cost ₹2,012 in Delhi and ₹2,095 in Kolkata from today.
While there have been no changes in the rates of domestic cylinders, many expect that the prices of domestic LPG cylinders will also witness a surge after March 7, when the polling for the Uttar Pradesh assembly election will conclude.
The prices of domestic LPG cylinders have remained unchanged since 6 October 2021. However, the prices of commercial cylinders have significantly shot up. Between October 2021 to February 1, 2022, the price of commercial cylinders has increased by ₹170.
On October 1, the price of a commercial cylinder in Delhi was ₹1,736. In November it was ₹2,000 and in December it further rose to ₹2,101. The prices were later slashed in January and February 2022, following which it became cheaper and cost ₹1907.