Alright. The rumor is that the cabinet is going to meet today to decide on the hike in petrol prices. Petrol of course. They give the benefit of the doubt to Diesel, LPG and even CNG.
I decided to get my car’s tank filled to note how much more damage it would do the next time I get the tank full.
I was surprised to see that the two pumps I checked out were both out of regular supply of Petrol.
Maybe the Oil Companies have already started applying their funda to just offer Premium Branded Petrol in the metro cities (Gurgaon is definitely not one when it comes to supportive infrastructure).
Anyways, the petrol I got in my car’s tank today was worth Rs. 49.20 per liter. If the petrol prices are indeed hiked later on today, I would not be surprised to see them touch Rs. 55 a liter. And that super expensive petrol (Octane 97?) would be well worth attacking Saudi Arabia for!
Oil companies are free to charge whatever they want for the ‘branded’ premium petrol.
It is amazing to see that Mercedes is available in both CNG and Diesel option in India. The owners of these cars are going to pay less compared to owners of scooters, bikes and of course petrol drinking cars.
As I have already said… the government needs to find out a way to separate the sale of diesel and CNG to commercial and private vehicles. Transport vehicles can be sold diesel at the lower prices while the private vehicles should be charged more! Otherwise they are forcing me to find the funds to buy the Swift VDI that I am so deeply in love with…