The people of India felt a wave of relief on Wednesday when it was announced that the petrol and diesel prices have been cut by 50-60 paise per litre each.
However, it was major technical glitch. While the Indian Oil Corp’s (IOC) website initially showed a fall of around 50-60 paise per litre, it was soon clarified that the actual price cut was just 1 paisa a litre.
“There was a technical glitch in posting the selling prices of petrol and diesel on our website today. The selling prices of petrol and diesel w.e.f. (with effect from)May 30, 2018 have been rectified on our website. Today, there is a minor reduction in fuel prices,” a spokesperson with company clarified.
After continuous hike in petrol and diesel prices for the last 16 days, since the Karnataka Assembly elections, cut of 1 paise per litle has actually come as a shock to people.
The Twitter parade switched on its sarcastic mode as they went on criticising the move.
Here are some of the reactions:
Before petrol prices drop: The Walking Dead.
After petrol prices drop by 1 paisa: Still Walking Dead.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 30, 2018
Petrol prices reduced by 1 paisa per litre. 🤗
Common man breathes a big sigh of relief. 😉#ModiModiModi
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) May 30, 2018
— Dr Pooja Tripathi (@drpoojaa) May 30, 2018
Thank you God.
Thank you Government.
Thank you Modiji.
Thank you everyone.
I am so excited, now I can save for a better future after 1 paise reduction in petrol price.
I really don’t know what I am going to do with so much money saved.
Love you all.
— Abhishek Parihar (@BlogDrive) May 30, 2018
Very proud of this Govt!!! After 16 consecutive days of hike, only one paisa cut, as fuel price rise hits aam aadmi, govt adds insult to misery #EkPaisaJoke #FuelLootBySuitBoot #FuelPriceHike #PetrolPrice #BJPDramaExposed #BJPfails
— anirban (@anirban_b) May 30, 2018
— Amlan Samal (@its_amlan) May 30, 2018
— Poojan Sahil (@poojansahil) May 30, 2018
— kitsharma (@kitsharma) May 30, 2018
As per the revised rates, the petrol prices on Wednesday stood at Rs 78.42, Rs 81.05, Rs 86.23 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively, in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
It is expected that the prices will fall further as crude oil prices have eased internationally.