Meghalaya government on February 7 announced reducing prices of petrol and diesel in the state by Rs 2 per litre from midnight of February 8.
The Conrad Sangma-led government was forced to take the decision following public criticism and the ongoing indefinite strike sponsored by Joint Action Committee of Commercial Vehicles (JACCV) to reduce the fuel price.
The indefinite strike by commercial vehicle owners and drivers against the steep price hike continued for the 6th consecutive day on February 7.
“The decision to reduce prices of both diesel and petrol by Rs 2 per litre was also prompted after taking into consideration the fact that fuel prices were higher than what it is in the neighbouring state of Assam,” Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said.
He also appealed to all the “concerned stake holders” and the Joint Action Committee of commercial vehicles to “suspend” their ongoing indefinite strike against the fuel price hike.
With the reduction of Rs 2 in the prices, petrol in the state will cost Rs 88.85 and diesel will cost Rs 81.47 per litre.