The price of a 19-kg commercial LPG cylinder has been increased by Rs 102.50; it will now cost Rs 2,355.50, as against Rs 2,253 earlier. Earlier, on April 1, the price of an LPG commercial cylinder was hiked by Rs 250. In eight months, the price of a commercial LPG has increased by Rs 618.50. Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury lashed out at the Centre and termed the LPG hike as an "attack on the working class and the poor" on Labour Day. However, the price of a 14.2-kg domestic LPG cylinder is unchanged.
ATF PRICE HIKED: Jet fuel prices on Sunday were also hiked by 3.22 per cent — the ninth straight increase this year — to an all-time high of Rs 1,16,851.46 per kilolitre. Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged for the 25th consecutive day. Jet fuel, which makes up for almost 40% of the running cost of an airline, has this year surged to new highs. ATF prices have increased every fortnight since the start of 2022. In the nine hikes beginning January 1, ATF prices have increased over 50%.
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