New Delhi: The prices of 19-kg commercial liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders have been reduced by Rs 135 each in the four metro cities across the country, according to an ANI report. Each of the commercial LPG cylinders will now cost Rs 2,219 in Delhi as against Rs 2,355.50 earlier. In Kolkata, the commercial LPG cylinder will now cost Rs 2322, in Mumbai the revised price stands at Rs 2171.50, and in Chennai the new rate is Rs 2373, according to ANI.
However, the rates of the domestic LPG cylinders, remain unchanged. Earlier on May 7, domestic LPG cylinder prices were hiked by over Rs 50 in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities. The cost of the 14.2-kg non-subsidised LPG cylinder were raised by Rs 50 to Rs 999.50 per cylinder.
On May 1, the price of a 19-kilograms commercial LPG cylinder was increased by Rs 102.50, to Rs 2355.50. Last month, on May 1, Oil marketing companies organized more than 5000 LPG panchayats on the occasion of Ujjwala Diwas. The event aimed at safe and sustained usage of LPG, all-out efforts were made to maximize customer enrolment.
Oil marketing companies (OMCs) usually revise LPG price changes twice every month, once at the beginning and the then towards the middle of the month.