Four days after the Meghalaya government slashed retail prices of petrol and diesel by another over Rs 5 by reducing VAT on them, commercial drivers are at their wits’ end when fuel prices rose by another 2 rupees on Saturday.
Amid the strike called by the commercial transporters, the State government had on February 16 lowered the price of petrol from Rs 91. 26 to Rs 85.86 and diesel from Rs 86.23 to Rs 79.13 in the state capital.
On Saturday the price of petrol went to Rs 87.04 and diesel to Rs 80 per liter.
This has irked the Meghalaya Joint Action Committee of Commercial Vehicles who has decided to convene an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss on the sudden hike of fuel prices again.
Chairman of the JAC, Wandonbok Jyrwa expressed surprise of the sudden change in price of fuel and informed that the meeting will decide on their future course of action.