A Government official told TOI, "We are trying to understand why the prices spiralled so much in Gurgaon in comparison with prices in Delhi and other cities in the National Capital Region," said a central government official."
Where onion prices settled down marginally in several cities such as Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam and Ludhiana, Gurgaon, Jabalpur and Dehradun saw an increase in price by Rs. 10 per kg during the same time period. Generally, prices remain higher in cities situated in Northeast and Port Blair.
It is also possible that the city's lifestyle is being reflected by the prices. Sudhir Kapoor, a resident of DLF-II says that the prices are usually high in this part where people buy vegetables and fruits without even asking for the price. Life in Gurgaon is very expensive in comparison with other NCR cities.
But people living in old Gurgaon, the other side of expressway said that the prices are high in the oldest mandi. Tomatoes cost between Rs. 60 and Rs. 80 depending on the quality. However, it is believed that the prices had gone up due to the supply shortage in the market. No fresh tomato is coming from other parts of the country.
The city is also highly dependent on fresh produce from Himachal Pradesh.