The prices of 19 kg commercial LPG have been increased by Rs 250 per cylinder effective from Friday. This is the second hike in a month. With this, the 19 kg commercial cooking gas will now cost Rs 2,253.
According to an ANI report, there is no increase in the prices of domestic gas cylinders. In the past two months, the price of a 19-kg LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs 346/cylinder. Earlier on March 1, the rate of a 19 kg commercial cylinder was increased by Rs 105. Later on March 22, its price was reduced by Rs 9.
The price of domestic LPG cylinders was also increased on March 22 by Rs 50 and after the hike, a 14.2 kg non-subsidised LPG cylinder now costs Rs 949.50 in Delhi.
Meanwhile, fuel prices also continue to rise with petrol and diesel rates rising by another 80 paise per litre each on Thursday, netting an increase of about Rs 6.40 a litre in nine revisions in 10 days so far.
Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi on Thursday staged a protest at Vijay Chowk on Thursday against the fuel price hike. Senior party leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Mallikarjun Kharge, Abhishek Singhvi, KC Venugopal, Shakti Sinh Gohil and others were present at the protest. The Congress leaders protested with cutouts of LPG cylinders and placards having the slogans ‘Rollback fuel price hike’.
The new price, which is likely to result in a hike in CNG and piped cooking gas rates, will be for six months beginning April 1.