Households will now have to spend more on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from today, as national oil marketing companies increased the price of 14.2-kg cylinder by ₹50, with effect from July 6.
The third revision in two months, including one to factor in increase in LPG distributor commission, it is bound to compound misery of households grappling with runaway inflation and rising prices of various commodities and daily use items.
With the latest increase in the price of non-subsidised (14.2 kg) cylinder, in Delhi households need to pay ₹1,053.00 as against ₹1,003. The new price in Mumbai is ₹1,052.50 (₹1,002.50); Chennai ₹1,068.50 (₹.1,018.50) and Kolkata ₹1,079.00 (₹1,029).
Prices vary across cities and in Hyderabad has raced past the ₹1,100 mark. As against ₹1,055 they paid since May 19, households in Telangana’s capital will have to shell out ₹1,105 per cylinder now.