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Old 4th June 2008, 18:34   #586
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The envitable happenend, Rs.5 is bit surprising, I was expecting Rs.3

I may have to cut down on my daily Car rides to office, to start with, I was thinking of 3 days by Car & 2 days by Bike....!
If you're comfortable by bike, why not all the time by bike and cars only as an exception?
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I have already stopped using car to my office everyday. I take it out only during weekends
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I don't think it is fair to blame the Govt. for the price hike. This is a worldwide phenomenon and not restricted to this country alone. Increasing the tax base is the only way out for any Govt. in power in this country to ride out this worldwide economic downturn. It is only going to get worse. Brace yourselves.

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I don't think it is fair to blame the Govt. for the price hike. This is a worldwide phenomenon and not restricted to this country alone. Increasing the tax base is the only way out for any Govt. in power in this country to ride out this worldwide economic downturn. It is only going to get worse. Brace yourselves.
So the goverment isnt efficient and hence the middle class will have to bear 'all' the brunt! Isnt that grossly unfair?
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So the goverment isnt efficient and hence the middle class will have to bear 'all' the brunt! Isnt that grossly unfair?
I agree. But that is how it is everywhere. The salaried class gets basted first. I belong to the middle class too. I know how it is.
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Check the following link. Its about petrol prices in different countries in INR.

Petrol prices across the globe - Sify.com

Lets all go to Venezuela where it is Rs 2.xx per litre and get 2 bucketfuls each
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Approx. revised fuel prices in major Metros...
Petrol/litre Diesel/litre
Delhi Rs 50.56 Rs 34.80
Mumbai Rs 55.54 Rs 39.12
Chennai Rs 54.64 Rs 37.44
Chandigarh Rs 51.19 Rs34.69
Bangalore RS 52.89 RS 34.69
Kolkata RS 48.98 RS 33.96
Lucknow Rs 53.52 Rs.37.50

source : vicky.in
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Approx. revised fuel prices in major Metros...
Petrol/litre Diesel/litre
Kolkata RS 48.98 RS 33.96

source : vicky.in
These are the current Kolkata prices. The hike needs to be added.
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Same case, old petrol price and diesel price is wrong. When the dealer himself is still working out the price, how would some 'vicky' know the price in all cities
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These are the current Kolkata prices. The hike needs to be added.
It doesn't it affect anybody - Rs 50 to Rs 55. Just cut down 1 vada pav, good for health too. Maybe you are over reacting, but then I realized your ride
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The envitable happenend, Rs.5 is bit surprising, I was expecting Rs.3

I may have to cut down on my daily Car rides to office, to start with, I was thinking of 3 days by Car & 2 days by Bike....!

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I think it is around Rs.58-59 in Hyderabad! Hyderabad has the highest sales tax on Fuel in India! so the Highest price for fuel is in HYD!

While the govt. didnt decrease this tax on domestic fuel, it did cut down heavily on Airline fuel, and that makes HYD the cheapest refuelling point in India, and Airlines save anywhere from 1.5lk to 2lk per refilling!
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Believe me mountain bikes are becoming a trend in IT companies. The number of guys coming to office in bycycles are increasing but definitely not Avon or hero. Treks are commonly sighted ones.
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While the govt. didnt decrease this tax on domestic fuel, it did cut down heavily on Airline fuel, and that makes HYD the cheapest refuelling point in India, and Airlines save anywhere from 1.5lk to 2lk per refilling!
The govt. cut the taxes on ATF to make the new airport at Shamshabad popular. At least that is what I read somewhere.
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It doesn't it affect anybody - Rs 50 to Rs 55. Just cut down 1 vada pav, good for health too. Maybe you are over reacting, but then I realized your ride
It does my friend... we have been sacrificing 'vada paav' with every fuel hike. A time will come when we will have to choose b/w 'vada paav' or fuel and that would 'the' day.
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Just read this on net
Petrol in India is cheaper than water
MUMBAI : With the hike of petrol and diesel in India, inevitable for the government with the rising global price of crude oil – the government is facing the worst case scenario: it could get booed out of power by the voters in the coming elections.
But analysts say any government in power would not have any other option but to bail out the oil companies who were facing bankruptcy. But can you believe that the fuel prices in India is still cheaper than water?
Bemused? Here are the statistics:
Petrol is cheaper than the Coca Cola you drink. It is not just petrol; most liquids that you daily use are more expensive than vehicle fuels as one of our readers pointed out. Here are the latest figures to compare.
Diesel (regular) in Mumbai : Rs.39.08 per litre
Petrol (speed) in Mumbai : Rs.57 per litre
Coca Cola 330 ml can : Rs.20 = Rs.61 per litre
Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre
Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre
Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs..165 = Rs.413 per litre
Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre
Red Bull 150 ml can : Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre
Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre
Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre. Rs. 500 for a litre of WATER???!!! And the buyers don't even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre
Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 150 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1167 per litre
Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre
Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre
And this is the REAL KICKER...
HP Deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!
Now you know why computer printers are so cheap? So they have you hooked for the ink !
So, the next time you're at the pump, don't curse the government. On the contrary thank them that you are given fuel at a throw away price. A common man actually uses petrol worth 500 Rs per month and so he is given Rs 110 as subsidy by the government if you calculate by the latest rates.
And imagine what industrialists use? A whopping Rs 10000 per month on an average. The government gives these rich businessmen Rs 2200 as subsidy.
What would you prefer?
Source - Petrol in India is cheaper than water
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IIRC Auto-LPG in india is unregulated and not subsidised. The prices vary all year round according to the seasons in the west. i.e. Costliest in the winter and cheaper in the summer.

I assume Auto LPG prices will not change after this Hike.

Can someone please confirm my understanding.
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