As gasoline and diesel prices rose in various cities on Tuesday, including the country’s subways, residents in various parts of the country expressed tremendous pressure on their pockets due to the hike and urged the government reduce fuel prices.
The price of petrol has been increased by 25 paise in Delhi, which now stands at Rs 102.64 per liter. The price of diesel has been increased by almost 30 paise. As of Saturday, diesel will be available for Rs 91.07 per liter in the national capital.
Commuters in the nation’s capital have expressed apprehension about using public transportation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them with no choice but to travel in their own vehicle.
“It’s a huge impact. In 3-4 months there has been a sudden increase in prices. As people are not comfortable with public transport at the moment, they have to rely on their own vehicles. The rising prices are putting a lot of pressure on our pocket, ”said Aditya, a Delhi resident.
The price in Mumbai is 108.67 rupees per liter, an increase of 24 paise, while after an increase of almost 30 paise, the price of diesel stands at 98.80 rupees.
A resident of Mumbai called for government intervention to reduce gasoline and diesel prices.
“There is no other option, you have to buy gasoline to get around. Even a taxi is more expensive now. The government should lower the prices,” said Khan, a resident of Mumbai.
Kolkata saw the largest increase of 29 paise, which sells gasoline at Rs 103.36 per liter, while in Chennai the revised gasoline price is Rs 100.23. Diesel in Kolkata now costs Rs 94.17 per liter and Rs 95.59 per liter in Chennai.
People have also expressed concern about the rise in prices of other commodities due to rising gasoline and diesel prices.
“Two-wheeler users like us are suffering because of the price of gasoline which is now sold at Rs 100 per liter. Due to rising gasoline and diesel prices, commodity prices have also increased. The government should make sure that they control the price and reduce the rates, ”said Madhan Kumar, a resident of Chennai.
Residents of other states have asked both central and state governments about rising fuel prices and demanded that prices be reduced.
“It creates a lot of problems. I work in the private sector. I have a fixed salary, now how am I going to survive in this expanding world … Here in Telangana, the central government and the state have failed,” he said. said Satnarayan, a resident of Hyderabad.
“We have so many problems, the government should do something. The government should think about the poor. They say it will get cheaper but on the other hand, it gets expensive every other day,” said Ravi Vishwakarma, a inhabitant of Bhopal.
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