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Fuel and LPG price hike in Gelegphu


Jul 24, 2013

Fuel-Price-Hike-GElegphuThe price of LPG cylinder, petrol and diesel has increased substantially in Gelegphu as a result of detour the fuel tankers have to make from Thimphu. The tankers haven’t been able to ply straight to Gelegphu from India given a crack that has appeared on Deosiri Bridge in Assam, India.

The price of LPG cylinder and kerosene in the country were hiked by more than double the existing rate on July 2 after the Indian government lifted the subsidy. Petrol price was increased on July 15 after a hike in India while the diesel price remained the same.

Following the price hike after the subsidy was lifted, an LPG cylinder was supposed to cost one Nu. 1109 in Gelegphu but now it costs Nu.1270, an increase of Nu.161.

The Assistant Manager of Gelegphu’s BOD, Sonam Dema, said the detour is affecting their business. She said it now takes minimum three days for the stock to reach Gelegphu.

She also said earlier a truck load of LPG cylinders were sold within hours of its arrival. The price of petrol was supposed to be Nu.63.57 per litre after the hike but now Gelegphu residents are paying Nu.68.27, an increase of Nu. 4.70.

The price of diesel used to be Nu.48.46 but now it costs Nu.52.60.

7 Comments for “Fuel and LPG price hike in Gelegphu”

  1. Samir

    This is where the social responsibility of biggest corporate house in Bhutan, Tashi Group is failing. For last 4-5 decade they build their empire from the people of Bhutan as a customer. Due, to little inconvenience, can’t they absorb some costs from their huge profit. Is it morally correct to blame the situation and put the burden on its customer. RRCO should immediately intervene and see that the price is not above the rate fixed by Government. It is their responsibility to provide the product at the rate fixed by the government. They have the mandate to serve the people. If the business is run on always profit, and no loss policy than every business man will prosper. They sucked for last few decades, and this is time they pay little to the community…

    • SAMCHAR

      MY DEAR SAMIR
      EVERY BUSINESS HOUSE IS FOR MAKING PROFIT AND IT CALLED BUSINESS NO MATTER HOW LONG THEY ARE IN BUSINESS.FOR YOUR KIND INFORMATION THE RATE IS FIXED BY THE TRADE DEPT.NOT BY THE DEALERS AS YOU HAVE EXPRESSED. IF U DON’T BELIVE GO AND ASK TO ANY DEALERS FOR TRADE APPROVAL.HOPE YOUR GREEDY MIND IS CLEAR NOW.

  2. Ganglem

    I think its high time for our country to connect pling , samdrupjongkhar n gelephu from within bhutan itself. Having to depend on others for road our people hav to face so many problems lyk abov and also about abductions etc. Even between samtse and pling too its risky for the bhutanese people to travel at times. Though the road to connect the two has been started long tym ago its stil not opening. Infact thes areas needs to b looked into firstly. Y altym depend on othrs wen such things we cud do ourslf too.

  3. Gelephu

    Ya thats true that Tashi COmmercial is not serving their clients efficiently as it is monopoly in business. For an example: Yesterday there was a DCM Eicher load full of Druk 11000 brought by Tashi Staff and sold in the market for about Nu.800 per carton. So if the staff of Tashi could bring the beer in Gelephu, why can’t Tashi Commercial bring and sell to their clients.
    This is my general concern and hoping that Tashi Commercial would come up with better solution to server their Clients in Gelephu

  4. concern

    Why take the longer route? Take a detour….They can reach Sarpang /Gelephu via Bishmuray road with a little help from SSB. This route is shorter also. Why create unnecessary hardship to the people.

    • monnu

      YOU MIGHT NOT BE AWARE ABOUT THE GELEPHU- ASSAM SITUATION. AT THESE MOMENT HAVE YOU EVER TRAVEL FROM BISHMRAY? DON’T BE SO STUPID……..

  5. Kaktar

    THANK GOD…. THIS TIME NO ONE BLAMES FOR DPT

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