Write a Letter to the Editor about the Price Hike of Petrol and Diesel

Price hike of petrol and diesel is a burning issue nowadays in our country. A hike in fuel prices eventually results in price hikes for all the commodities. That’s why all around the country this topic is being discussed widely. This extensive discussion makes this topic a potential question for your next English Comprehension test. On this topic, what can be better than editorial letters as English composition.

So in this article, we are going to learn how to write editorial letters on any topic related to the price hike of petrol and diesel.

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Example 1

Question: Recently bus and taxi associations have decided to go on a strike to fulfil their demand for fare hikes as the fuel price recently increased. Write a letter to the editor of any popular newspaper expressing your view about their demands and explain the scenario and eventual consequences. 

Hints: Fuel price hike- Demand for fare hike- Didn’t get fulfilled- Announced strike- Public life will be interrupted- Transport system depends on private buses and taxis- Enough government buses not available- Government should step forward

Suresh Mukherjee Road, Nabinpally
Kolkata: 700114

September 2, 2020

The Editor
The Statesman
3/1 Nalinipukur Road
Kolkata: 700002

Subject: Bus and Taxi associations’ strike will disrupt public life

Sir,

Recently the bus and taxi associations of our city have decided to go on a strike for an indefinite period to get their demand for fare hikes fulfilled. Through this letter in the column of your esteemed daily, I want to express my concern regarding this issue.

The fuel price has recently taken a sudden rise in the last few months. Because of it, bus and taxi associations demanded an official fare hike from the government to sustain their business. But the government didn’t agree to their demand. The large vote bank might be an issue for the government in this case. However, yesterday the bus and taxi associations announced a strike demanding either a decrease in fuel prices or an official fare hike according to the fuel price. 

This decision is going to severely affect the public life of the city. Our regular transport system highly depends on the private buses and taxis as there are not enough government buses available for daily transport. So, considering the need of both the bus association and the general public, the government should immediately step into this matter and find some solution to this issue.

Yours Sincerely,
Rajesh Dutta

Example 2

Question: The expenses of public transport have gone quite higher due to the recent hike in petrol and diesel prices. Write a letter to the editor of any reputed daily newspaper explaining the whole issue and how it is affecting people’s lives.

Hints: Fuel prices increased- Public transport became expensive- Many depend only on public transport- Severe issue for people- Charging extra illegally- Government should take steps- Can result in public outrage

2/61 Bablapur
North 24 Parganas

June 23, 2021

The Editor
The Telegraph
Kolkata: 700001

Subject: Increased transport expenses need to address

Sir,

This letter to your esteemed daily is intended to express my concern over the issue of excessive increase in daily transport expenses due to abnormal hikes in petrol and diesel prices. 

Recently the petrol and diesel prices have excessively increased around the entire country. In some cities, the prices have gone above even 105/- INR for one litre of petrol. As an obvious result, the expenses of daily transport have been excessively increased. Buses, taxis, Ecabs have gone much beyond the affordability of the general public. Though the government has not officially increased the fare of buses and taxis, it has become an unofficial rule to pay extra to avail of these services. People who solely depend on public transports like buses, their lives have come under a serious crisis due to this issue. 

So, through this letter in the column of your newspaper, I want to appeal to the government to take immediate steps to resolve this issue. Otherwise, these excessive prices people are paying for public transport can result in a serious anarchical outrage.

Yours Sincerely,
Rumi Bannerjee


Example 3

Question: Due to the recent hike in fuel prices, all the daily commodities have become expensive. Write a letter to the editor of any national newspaper, expressing your concern regarding this issue and look for some solutions to the government.

Hints: Hike in fuel price- Transportation cost increased- Essential commodities became expensive- Hit the lower-income class- LPG price hike hit the kitchen directly- Request for the government.

72A Bottola Road, Uttarpara
Hooghly

February 18, 2021

The Editor
The Times of India 
8, Camac Street
Kolkata: 700017

Subject: Hike in fuel prices affecting the prices of daily commodities

Sir,

I am writing this letter to your esteemed daily in order to bring some light of concern on the issue of essential commodities’ price rise and get the situation improved as soon as possible.

Recently the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG have been abnormally increased in our country. Due to pandemics and lockdown, as all kinds of tax collection are stopped, the government has increased the taxes on petrol and diesel. Now when the prices are increasing in the international market, we are witnessing this abnormal hike. Prices of all other essential commodities depend on the prices of fuel. That’s why as the fuel prices increased, the transportation cost increased with it too and with the increased transportation cost, the prices for the daily commodities have also increased. This has been a serious problem for families of lower-income scale. Moreover, the price hike of LPG gases has directly hit the kitchen of the middle classes. 

So, it’s my earnest request for the government to immediately control the fuel prices to give some sign of relief to the citizens of the country.

Yours Sincerely,
Aditya Bansal


Example 4

Question: The national GST council has recently decided to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime. Write a letter to the editor of a national newspaper explaining how this decision can affect the country and can help control the abnormal increase in fuel prices.

Hints: Fuel came under GST regime- Was controversial issue- Had to pay 52% tax on fuel- New GST slab created- Now 32% tax to be paid- Prices will come down- Daily expenses will get lower- Relief for people

21, Kathgola Road, Ghola
Kolkata: 700110

December 11, 2020

The Editor
The Indian Express
164/A, BK Paul Ave
Kolkata: 700005

Subject: GST regime will help controlling fuel prices

Sir,

Through the esteemed column of your daily newspaper, I want to express my view on the recent decision by the government to bring petrol, diesel and LPG under the GST regime. 

Abnormal hikes in fuel prices have become a regular phenomenon in our country. Due to this, prices of all other commodities used to increase heavily. Keeping this problem in mind, the GST council finally decided to bring the fuels under the GST regime. After the introduction of GST, bringing fuel under it was a controversial issue. As a result, people had to pay 52% tax over the main prices of the fuels. The centre and state governments used to collect government duty, VAT and SEZ. But after bringing fuel under the GST regime, the taxation process has become more simplified and taxes became as low as 32%. This is the new tax slab the GST council has created for fuel.

This step was the long pending demands of the welfare economist as well as many political opposition parties. No doubt, this initiative will help to reduce the prices of the fuel and eventually all the prices of the daily commodities are expected to get lower. 

Yours Sincerely,
Barun Goswami


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