NEW DELHI: Fuel prices have once again gone up on Friday morning in Delhi and Mumbai, strengthening the demand for government intervention among commuters.
In New Delhi, petrol is being sold 48 paise higher at Rs 79.99 per litre, while the price of diesel has been increased by 52 paise to Rs.72.07 per litre.
On the other hand, petrol is being sold at Rs 87.39 per litre, and diesel at Rs.76.51 per litre in Mumbai.
Speaking to ANI, a citizen from New Delhi, Navita, said the consistent surge in fuel prices is creating an additional burden, mainly for middle-class families.
|September 07, 2018||79.99||82.88||87.39||83.13|
|September 06, 2018||79.51||82.41||86.91||82.62|
|September 05, 2018||79.31||82.22||86.72||82.41|
|September 04, 2018||79.31||82.22||86.72||82.41|
|September 03, 2018||79.15||82.06||86.56||82.24|
|September 02, 2018||78.84||81.76||86.25||81.92|
|September 01, 2018||78.68||81.6||86.09||81.75|
|August 31, 2018||78.52||81.44||85.93||81.58|
|August 30, 2018||78.3||81.23||85.72||81.35|
|August 29, 2018||78.18||81.11||85.6||81.22|
|August 28, 2018||78.05||80.98||85.47||81.09|
|August 27, 2018||77.91||80.84||85.33||80.94|
|August 26, 2018||77.78||80.71||85.2||80.8|
|August 25, 2018||77.67||80.61||85.09||80.69|
|August 24, 2018||77.67||80.61||85.09||80.69|
|August 23, 2018||77.58||80.52||85||80.59|
|August 22, 2018||77.58||80.52||85||80.59|
|August 21, 2018||77.58||80.52||85||80.59|
|August 20, 2018||77.49||80.43||84.91||80.5|
|August 19, 2018||77.4||80.34||84.82||80.4|
|August 18, 2018||77.28||80.22||84.71||80.28|
|August 17, 2018||77.2||80.14||84.63||80.19|
|August 16, 2018||77.2||80.14||84.63||80.19|
|August 15, 2018||77.14||80.1||84.58||80.14|
"The government policies should be public oriented. If the government is willing to do so, they can do," she added.
Furthermore, a local from Mumbai said, "The middle-class and poor are suffering every day due to hike in fuel prices. Due to a surge in fuel prices, there is also a hike in the prices of other things. The government should take necessary steps to curb this issue."
The constant surge in fuel prices has led the opposition parties to blame the Narendra Modi government for not doing enough for citizens.
However, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said the surge in fuel prices was a result of the rise in crude oil prices in the international market, and declining value of the Indian Rupee against the US dollar.
In the wake of the rise in fuel prices, the Congress Party has announced a Bharat Bandh on September 10.