The petrol price is simply days away from hitting the century mark in Bengaluru if the current pattern continues. On Monday, it stood at ₹99.63 per litre . The diesel price touched ₹92.52 per litre .
A. Balaji Rao, president, Bangalore Petroleum Dealers’ Association, stated that with constant rise in gas costs, in a day or two, the price will contact an all-time excessive by crossing ₹100. In the State, petrol costs have already crossed ₹100 in districts like Ballari, Shivamogga and Davangere.
It was in mid-February that the petrol price crossed ₹90 per litre for the primary time within the metropolis. Within 4 months, the price elevated nearly by ₹10. Increasing gas price is impacting motorists who’re utilizing private automobiles for every day commute within the metropolis.
Vinay Sarathy, president, United Food Delivery Partners’ Union, stated, “If delivery boys earn around ₹500 per day, more than ₹200 goes towards fuel. With hardly ₹300, they have to meet other expenses .”
Sharan R., who makes use of his private car to commute, stated, “The government is burdening people who are already in distress. A lot of people depend on bikes and taxis to travel. I am spending ₹100 – 150 per day on petrol.”
People are additionally venting their ire on social media by demanding each the Central and State governments minimize down taxes imposed on gas.
On the opposite hand, petrol bunk house owners say due to the lockdown, gas buy has drastically dropped up to 60% .