SHRI VARKALA RADHAKRISHNAN (CHIRAYINKIL) : The recent hike in prices of diesel oil has resulted in price rise of essentials commodities in the State of Kerala. Kerala is a consumer State. The fare of train journey and bus travel will be hiked immediately. The cost of living standards will be doubled. I request the Government of India to reduce the price of diesel. The bus and lorrey operators are on strike. It has created a serous situation.