Hike in fuel prices hitting common man


Dear Editor,
From last few months there is a regular hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas cylinder. It’s a limit now with fuel prices reached a new all-time high as petrol was sold at Rs 90.69 per liter and diesel at Rs 81.90 per liter in market after rates were hiked recently. Already due to COVID, common man is suffering a lot. Some are unemployed, some are working on half-salaries and additional burden of rise in fuel prices is becoming unbearable for public and proving as an another slap on people’s face.
Petrol/ Diesel has become an indispensable part of our daily life, and we can’t imagine life without it. But the petrol prices are sky rocketing, and it is eventually going to affect each and everything that we use in our day to day life. Price hike affects only low wages or fixed-salaried middle-class families as compared to higher salaried class. Due to increase in prices of petrol and diesel, there has been increase in the prices of fares of vehicles causing a lot of problems for common man and poor people, who have to travel daily for work. How are we going to survive? We are already working on less salaries and the hike in public transport fares and petrol rate is making things difficult for us.
The increase in price of petrol and diesel directly affects common man making the situation miserable for him. Due to increase in the prices of petrol and diesel there has been rapid increase in the prices of the food products and other essential commodities. The middle class sections of the society is the worst affected. We work hard to earn money and if the prices of the essential commodities rise than life would become very hard for we people. How will we run our families and manage daily chores.
It becomes almost impossible to bear the expenses with such hike in almost every essential commodity. This hike in cooking gas cylinder is making life miserable. Prices of cooking oil, vegetables, fruits and other essentials are sky rocketing. I do not understand what the Government is doing? Why making life so difficult for us? On one hand, it claims to bring a change with so-called ‘Achey Din’ and on the other hand there is such a huge hike in prices of daily needs. Is this some kind of mockery?
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal the Government to take action to control sky high prices of commodities so that we too can live life comfortably. Please bring back those bad days, we do not need such ‘Achey Din’.
Shatrughan Jamwal,