In more trouble for the common man, LPG cylinder prices were hiked again by Rs 25 on Monday. This is the second price hike in just four days and the fourth in a month. As a result, subsidised and non-subsidised LPG cylinders have become dearer by Rs 100 within a month.
The price of commercial LPG cylinders of 19 kg was hiked by Rs 95 a piece to Rs 1614 per cylinder. A 14.2 kg household gas cylinder in Delhi now costs Rs 819. The new prices have been implemented from March 1.
LPG prices are generally revised at the beginning of every month.
In December 2020, prices of LPG cylinder went up by Rs 100 to Rs 694 in two consecutive price hikes of Rs 50 each. However, the prices were not raised in January.
The hike comes at a time when petrol and diesel prices are already touching an all-time high. However, the fuel prices have remained steady for the second day on Monday.
The price of petrol in Delhi stands at Rs 91.17 per litre while that of diesel is at Rs 81.47. In Mumbai, petrol currently costs Rs 97.57, while diesel is retailing at Rs 88.60, data available on Indian Oil Corporation’s website showed.