Petrol and diesel prices have been increasing ever since. It touched a new high on Thursday and people are going crazy about this. The crude oil prices have continued to rise higher and don’t seem to drop anytime soon.
Petrol price in Delhi climbed to Rs 81 per litre while diesel inched up to an all-time high of Rs 73.08. In Mumbai, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 88.39 and diesel is priced at Rs 77.58 per litre.
The fuel prices resumed Thursday with petrol price being hiked by 13 paise per litre and diesel by 11 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned oil marketing companies.
Here are some of the hilarious tweets. Have a look:
“Paneer to beta, kuch dinno mein itti itti thailiyo mein sonaar ki dukaan mein bikega”
This famous dialogue is from the movie 3 Idiots. Do you remember? Some people can see that coming true for petrol instead.
New petrol pouch pic.twitter.com/Grf9cKIKC4
— Sanket Jadhav (@sanketj98765) September 9, 2018
Looks like it’s time to bid goodbye to affordable fuel. The prices of petrol and Diesel are on all-time high
Petrol at Rs 81.00/litre (increase by Rs 0.13/litre) and diesel at Rs 73.08/litre (increase by Rs 0.11/litre) in Delhi. Petrol at Rs 88.39/litre (increase by Rs 0.13/litre) and diesel at Rs 77.58/litre (increase by Rs 0.11/litre) in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/hbCt2l0IJ7
— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2018
Actor Ali Fazal also tweeted while he took a dig at the rising fuel prices. See his post which is a chicken joke:
Why did the chicken cross the road?
No U-turn . Fuel prices. Had to abandon car.
— Ali Fazal M (@alifazal9) September 12, 2018
Vishal Dadlani also commented on the situation writing:
Q.: Petrol crosses Rs.90 per litre. Dollar at 72.88 rupees.
Standard Answer: "Border pe jawaan ladh rahe hain, aur aap log itna bhi nahin jhel sakte?"
Waiting for them to come up with new excuses/distractions. Watch the replies. https://t.co/i9TE3EW04K
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 12, 2018
Have a look at the jokes on the rising petrol prices which are all over the internet:
New iPhones India price:
– iPhone Xs: 1135 litres petrol
– iPhone Xs Max: 1248 litres petrol
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) September 12, 2018
Petrol Price was ₹68.33 / Ltr on 16th May, 2011.
Today it is ₹88.48 / Ltr 😭😭 https://t.co/CY44nttKWb
— Neeraj (@Neeraj_2018) September 13, 2018
If you love someone, let them go.
Petrol hits ₹88/litre, how far will they go?
— nibedita sen (@nibeditaspeaks) September 12, 2018
Sardar jokes are now outdated — read some petrol jokes
“May your happiness increase like Petrol Price”
“May your sorrow fall like Indian Rupee”
— DBG (@DBG747) September 13, 2018
Ffffssssss, it's 2018, make petrol jokes, not kidney and iPhone jokes.
— Vijay (@Grie7mann) September 13, 2018
Delhi has the cheapest fuel rates among all metros and most state capitals because of lower taxes. Mumbai has the highest sales tax or VAT. If compared, Mumbai has the highest rate of VAT or sales tax in the country.
While crude oil rates flirted with the US $80 per barrel mark, the rupee has plunged against the dollar. The combination of the two makes imports costlier. Domestic retail prices are benchmarked to international rates of the fuel. Since mid-August, petrol price has risen by Rs 3.92 a litre and diesel by Rs 4.31.
As the fuel prices continued to go upwards, social media users mocked the government using memes and some funny oneliners. Celebrities also joined the trends to share some jokes on the rising fuel prices.