New Year Starts on an Expensive Note, LPG, Train Ticket, Fuel Prices Increase
GUWAHATI: The new year 2020 has kicked off on an expensive note for the common man as the prices of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) cylinders, train tickets, as well as fuel increased.
In the month of December, the cost of diesel went up by Rs 2.18 per litre, while that of petrol was hiked by 28 paise a litre.
In the same vein, the price of non-subsidized LPG cylinder was hiked with effect from January 1, 2020.
In Kolkata, the cooking gas became costlier by Rs 21.5 and now the consumers would have to shell out Rs 747 per cylinder. Similarly in Delhi, the price of non-subsidized LPG cylinder was hiked by Rs 19 per cylinder as the cost rose to Rs 714 a cylinder.
Further, putting an additional pressure on the citizens, the Indian Railways had on Tuesday announced a hike in the ticket prices. The railways announced that price of mail and express non-AC trains will be increased by two paise per kilometre while the fares of AC coaches will be hiked by four paise per kilometre. However, the fare hikes will not be applicable to the tickets which have already been booked.