Fuel Price Hike: Govt To Discuss Today


New Delhi: For diesel and petrol, it’s a record a day every day now. On Saturday, petrol touched the all-time high price since 2013. On Sunday, it beat its previous day’s record. On Monday, it created a new all-time record in Delhi and Mumbai + by touching Rs 76.57 and Rs 84.40, respectively.

The central government is likely to discuss the issue in the Central cabinet meeting on Wednesday and is likely to make some decision on the taxes levied on the fuel.

The inflation in fuel prices on Tuesday was followed by protests by opposition, where Congress workers, led by party’s Delhi unit president Ajay Maken took out a cycle march at the India Gate.

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has indicated that there is scope for relief. On Sunday he said, “The Centre is sensitive towards the rising fuel prices. Various alternatives are being explored. I hope something will work out soon.”