LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs 25; to cost Rs 859.50 in Delhi
New Delhi: Petroleum companies increased the price of domestic LPG cylinders by Rs 25 on Wednesday. New rates are effective from August 17th.
Petroleum companies increased the price of domestic LPG cylinders by Rs 25. The price of a non-subsidized 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi is now Rs 859.50. Earlier on July 1st, the cost of the LPG cylinder was increased by Rs 25.50.
Opposition Congress criticized the rise in the price of LPG cylinders. Congress tweeted, "Domestic gas cylinder price has increased by ₹ 25, with this LPG cylinder in Delhi costs ₹ 859.50. Why is the Modi government punishing the public by continuously increasing the prices of LPG cylinders?"
This is the second consecutive month that oil companies have hiked domestic cooking gas prices. A domestic cylinder cost Rs 809 on June 1. This was hiked to Rs 834 on July 1. Between January 1 and August 17, the price of domestic LPG cylinders has gone up by Rs 165 each. At present prices, electric cooking is cheaper than LPG.
(With agency inputs)