Fuel Prices Hiked For 21st Consecutive Day

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New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for the 21st day in a row on Saturday. The price of petrol is increased by Rs 0.25 per litre while that of diesel by Rs 0.21 per litre.

With the revised rates, petrol will now cost Rs 80.38 per litre, while diesel will cost Rs 80.40 per litre in Delhi.

According to the official website of Indian Oil Corporation, petrol now costs Rs 80.38 per litre in Delhi, Rs 87.14 per litre in Mumbai. Similarly, diesel costs Rs 80.40 a litre in Delhi, Rs 78.71 a litre in Mumbai. Diesel price for the first time in living memory crossed the rate of petrol in the national capital. Rates differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax (VAT).

Petrol prices, except for Wednesday, have also gone up across the country since June 7, when oil marketing companies resumed the daily revision of prices after 82 days due to Covid-19.

Opposition parties have been attacking the government over the fuel price hike and the Congress has said it will hold mass protests across the country on Monday over the “unprecedented” rise in petrol and diesel prices.

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