Blow to common man in middle of elections as LPG cylinder prices hiked

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New Delhi, May 1: In a big blow to the common man in between the Lok Sabha elections, the prices of LPG or liquefied petroleum gas were hiked with effect from Wednesday, May 1.

While the subsidised LPG prices were increased by 28 paise per cylinder (14.2 kilograms) in Delhi and 29 paise per cylinder in Mumbai, the non-subsidised rates were increased by Rs. 6 per cylinder each in the two metros, according to data from Indian Oil Corporation.

With effect from May 1, subsidised LPG prices stood at Rs 496.14 in Delhi, Rs 499.29 in Kolkata, Rs 493.86 in Mumbai and Rs 484.02 in Chennai. Earlier, the subsidised prices were Rs 495.86 in Delhi, Rs 499 in Kolkata, Rs 493.57 in Mumbai and Rs 483.74 in Chennai.

After the hike, non-subsidised LPG prices stood at Rs 712.5 per cylinder in Delhi, Rs 738.5 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 684.5 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 728 per cylinder in Chennai. The April prices were Rs 706.50 in Delhi, Rs 732.50 in Kolkata, Rs 678.50 in Mumbai and Rs 722.00 in Chennai.

The prices for the 19 kg cylinder have been revised to Rs 1328 in Delhi, Rs 1376 in Kolkata, Rs 1275 in Mumbai and Rs 1427 in Chennai.

The latest hike in the prices of cooking gas is all set to burn a big hole in the pocket of the common man.

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