Guwahati feels pinch as petrol price Crosses 100 Mark


Guwahati: As the festive season is around, the hike in fuel prices in Guwahati continued unabated on Sunday, burning a hole in the pockets of the common people whose monthly budget is already reeling under the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

Petrol breached the 100-rupee-mark in Guwahati. Today, the price of petrol in Guwahati stands at Rs 100.11 per litre.

Several other parts of Assam had already been hit by the continuous hikes since last week, with many districts already crossing the century mark.

In addition, the price of diesel was also hiked by 37 paise on Saturday. Currently the diesel in Guwahati stands at 92.47. 

The recent increase in prices of the fuel is the 10th hike this week all across India, while the prices have been hiked 13 times already since September 24.

In a country like India which faced economic downfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the increase of prices of fuels is making the survival of those whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by the price hikes very difficult. Previously, the price of domestic non-subsidised LPG cylinders had been raised by Oil Marketing Companies by Rs 15 from October 6.

A domestic LPG cylinder in Delhi now costs Rs 899.50, an increase from the earlier price of Rs 844.50. Earlier, the price of the LPG cylinders had been raised by Rs 25 for the second time in one month on September 1. Prior to that, the price of the LPG cylinders was hiked by Rs 25 on August 17.