Guwahati: The fuel price in India including Assam has witnessed a steep hike in fuel oil which is proving to be a reason to worry among commoners.
The All Assam Students Union on Thursday staged a protest in Judge’s Field in Guwahati against the soaring price of fuels.
Taking the protests into city streets, the students union demanded relief in the prices. “We have come out to protest against the rising prices of petrol and diesel. We demand the Central Government and Assam Government to cut off the hike,” one of the protesters said to TIME8.
Another protester said, “We urge the authorities to gives us relief in the price of fuels. If, the government does not listen to our pleas then we will stage a stronger sit-in demonstration in the coming days.”
In the past 10 days, the petrol price in Kamrup Metro has been fluctuating between Rs 88.16 and Rs 89.00.
However, the price of petrol, diesel and liquor is said to come down from February, 2021 a sthe state government will withdraw additional Covid related taxes from next month.
Covid taxes on these products were levied by the government last year to revive the state economy devastated after the Coronavirus pandemic hit the nation including Assam.
It is also to be noted that the hike in the price of fuel oil has an advert effect on transportation when it comes to the inter-state movement of vehicles carrying groceries and other commodities.