As the state prepares for the Bhogali Bihu celebrations, there is bad news for the citizens as the LPG cylinder carrying vehicles is likely to be closed across the state for the next few weeks, reports emerged on Friday.
This comes after the North East Packed LPG Transporter Association (NEPLTA) decided to stop plying its trucks alleging pending dues and low rates in recently floated tenders by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). It also demanded a substantial hike in transportation charges by 25 per cent from the existing rate.
There are seven LPG bottling plants operating in the Northeast including Assam under the IOCL- North Guwahati (Abhoypur), Mirza (Sarpara), Jarailtola in Cachar, Dhaligaon in Bongaigaon, Duliajan in Dibrugarh, Gopanari in Tinsukia and Dimapur in Nagaland, however, the decision to stop plying of the LPG carrying vehicles amidst the festivities will definitely the consumers at a large scale.
The Domestic LPG cylinder price in Assam (Guwahati) stands at Rs. 952. Here are the prices of LPG cylinders across Assam: