New Delhi, Jun 1: In yet another blow to the common man after the continuous hike in fuel prices in the past few weeks, the prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) was increased by Rs 2.34 and Rs 48 for subsidised and non-subsidised cylinders respectively in the national capital on Friday.

The new price for subsidised (Rs/14.2 Kg) cylinder in Delhi is Rs 493.55, while that of non-subsidised cylinder is Rs 698.50.

Besides Delhi, the new rates for subsidised cylinder are Rs 496.65 in Kolkata, Rs 491.31 in Mumbai and Rs 481.84 in Chennai respectively. Meanwhile, the new prices for non-subsidised cylinder are Rs 723.50 in Kolkata, Rs 671.50 in Mumbai and Rs 712.50 in Chennai.

This comes after the Central government got slammed for hiking the fuel prices for 16 consecutive days until May 30, when the common man finally got some respite with a mere decline in the petrol and diesel prices.

On Friday, prices for petrol and diesel fell by 6 paise and 5 paise per litre respectively. In Delhi, Petrol now costs Rs 78.29 per litre, while diesel price has been revised to Rs 69.20 a litre.

Earlier on Thursday, the petrol price was down by 7 paise to cost Rs 78.35 a litre whereas, diesel rate was cut to Rs 69.25 per litre.

Petrol and diesel prices were on Wednesday cut by 1 paisa a litre each after a 16-day relentless price hike that followed lifting of a nearly three-week hiatus on price revision just before Karnataka went to polls. On Tuesday, rates touched an all-time high of Rs 78.43 per litre for petrol and Rs 69.31 for diesel in Delhi.

(Inputs from ANI)