To add woes to common people of India, petrol and diesel prices were hiked again today touching fresh record highs in India. According to a price notification of oil marketing companies (OMCs), let’s check the price in various cities:-
#Petrol and diesel prices were increased by 19 paise per litre each in Delhi. Petrol is priced at ₹95.56 a litre while diesel is now priced at ₹86.47 in Delhi.
#In Mumbai, petrol is being retailed at ₹101.76 per litre and diesel at ₹93.85 per litre. Mumbai became India's first metro where petrol was being sold at over the ₹100-a-litre mark.
# The fuel prices also raised in Kolkata where a litre of petrol was cost at Rs 95.52 while that of diesel priced at Rs 89.32.
# Petrol is above Rs 100 per litre mark in six states and union territories, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Ladakh.
# In Chennai, rate of diesel is now priced at Rs 91.15 per litre. The petrol price is now retailing at Rs 96.94 per litre.
The increase on the day is the 22nd rise in prices since May 4. Petrol prices are up ₹1.40 per litre in the last 9 days and ₹6/Litre since May 4.
Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. Rajasthan levies the highest VAT on petrol and diesel in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.