New Delhi: The oil marketing companies on Monday once again hiked the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) domestic gas cylinder by ₹25 per cylinder making a 14.2-kg LPG cylinder to now cost ₹819 against ₹794 at which they were supplied in the national capital on Sunday.
The fresh hike in the price of LPG domestic cylinders comes for the fourth time this month after February 25th hike where ₹ 25 were added to the previous ₹ 769 which was increased by ₹50 (costed: ₹ 769) on February 15 and before that on February 4 by ₹25 (costed: ₹ 719).
Not only Delhi, but other states are also burdened under surging LPG prices. If you live in Kolkata you will have to pay ₹845, the highest among the four major metros for the domestic LPG cylinder. In Mumbai, the cylinder now costs ₹819 and in Chennai ₹835. In Hyderabad, it is ₹871.50 ( ₹821.50).
The fourth upward revision in the span of just four weeks has made the cooking gas prices go sky high by ₹125 each for households. In December, the price of domestic cylinders had increased by ₹100 each. National oil marketing companies Indian Oil Corporation, BPCL and HPCL had then increased the price by ₹50 twice.
In January, however, the LPG cylinder prices were left untouched but the latest revision translates into a ₹225 hike in the cooking gas prices within four months.
The hike in LPG domestic cylinder rates had added extra burden on the Indian middle class with petrol and diesel prices already touching ₹100/ltr mark amid price rise in global market.