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Difficult for middle class to travel even by road: Priyanka Gandhi on rising fuel prices

PTI New Delhi | Updated on October 18, 2021

Auto fuels now costing a third more than aviation turbine fuel

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday took a dig at the government, saying it promised to make those wearing ‘hawai chappals’ travel by air but has hiked the prices of petrol and diesel so much that it has become difficult for the middle class to travel even by road.

The Congress general secretary’s attack on the government came over auto fuels now costing a third more than the rate at which aviation turbine fuel (ATF) is sold to airlines.

Tagging a media report on it, Gandhi tweeted, “Had promised that those wearing ‘Hawai chappals’ (slippers) will travel by airplane. But the BJP government has hiked the prices of petrol and diesel so much that now it has become difficult for those wearing ‘Hawai chappals’ and the middle class to travel even by road.” She used the hashtag ‘BJP lai mehenge din’ (BJP has brought expensive days) with her tweet.

Fuel hike on Sunday

Petrol and diesel prices on Sunday were hiked again by 35 paise a litre. After this hike the price of auto fuel was a third more than the rate at which ATF is sold to airlines.

The price of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever level of ₹105.84 a litre, and ₹111.77 per litre in Mumbai, according to a price notification of State-owned fuel retailers.

Also see: Petrol, diesel price hiked again

In Mumbai, diesel now retails for ₹102.52 a litre while in Delhi it costs ₹94.57.

Petrol used in two-wheelers and cars now costs 33 per cent more than the price at which aviation turbine fuel (ATF) is sold to airlines. ATF in Delhi costs ₹79,020.16 per kilolitre or ₹79 per litre. All figures are as per Sunday’s hike.

Published on October 18, 2021

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