A truck laden with LPG refills caught fire and the cylinders exploded one after the other on the National Highway No.44 near Enugumarri in Kurnool District in the early hours of Thursday and threatened to cause huge destruction.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said the well-to-do families should consider buying the LPG cylinders on market price and leave the subsidised cylinders for the benefit of the eligible and poor people.
The Government on Thursday slashed the price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 43.50 per cylinder and the price of jet fuel (ATF) by brought down by 12.5 percent as the international oil rates slumped to multi-year lows.
Reacting to the Centre`s decision of raising the quota of subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders per year, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said the limit should be raised to 24 and poor should get it free.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed that hostels of educational institutions in the state should be ensured adequate supply of subsidised LPG cylinders so that students were not inconvenienced.