Delhi: The cost of domestic LPG cylinder has been hiked and has now crossed the mark of rupees 1000. The price of a cylinder has increased to Rs 1,003, while it was previously Rs 999.50.
This is the second hike in cylinder prices in the month of May. Earlier on March 22, 2022, the price was increased by Rs 50 per cylinder, and then again on May 7, 2022, the price was hiked by rupees 50.
CitySpidey talked to the residents of Delhi to understand how this hike will affect them.
Shashi Kant, a resident of Dwarka sector 23, who works for a private firm says, "This continuous hike in cylinder prices would further add to our burden. Because of summers, already we are paying high electricity bills, water bills, school fees of our kids and other expenses at home. I don't know what to do and why this government is doing this to the middle class. These types of rise in prices of household items will brake the backbone of middle class people."
Vijay Bhardwaj, a resident of Dwarka Sector 5, says, "These continuous hikes will make something as basic as LPG cylinder out of reach of the common man. Soon the prices will rise as high as rupees 2000. This way, we will exhaust all our savings."
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Kirti Tiwari, a resident of Dwarka sector 12, who works as an HR in a firm, says, " In summers, expenses automatically increase and now with this cylinder price hike, our government really needs to start thinking about the common man."
Suman Bhushan, Fashion designer and a resident of Nawada, says, "This hike will only increase problems for us. Already fuel prices are touching the sky and now this cylinder price hike. What will we eat? It's really going out of budget now. We need to have some savings which seems difficult now."
Madhuri Bhardwaj, a resident of Dwarka, Sector 8, who works as a teacher, says "I don't know what to say, I'm feeling very anxious after hearing this and only worried about how I will manage everything. I think we all will need to go back to the times when we used to cook food on earthen pot. We have other expenses as well to take care of. If the cylinder itself is so expensive, how will we manage other expenses?"