Petrol and diesel prices increased for 5th straight day!

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New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for the fifth consecutive day across the nation on Sunday. The latest increase that follows the hike in international oil prices has pushed fuel prices across the nation to their new high.

With a hike of ₹0.35, the price of petrol increased to ₹107.59 per litre in the national capital while the price of diesel went up to ₹96.32 per litre with an increase of 35 paisa, too.

In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel for each litre stood at ₹113.46 and ₹104.38, respectively. In Kolkata, petrol costs ₹108.11 while a litre of diesel fetches ₹99.43. Meanwhile,iIn Chennai, the price of petrol is now ₹104.52 and that of diesel is ₹100.59.

In Bengaluru, petrol is available at ₹111.34 per litre and diesel at ₹102.23 and in Hyderabad, petrol is now available at ₹111.91 and diesel costs ₹105.08.

Prices differ from state to state, depending on the incidence of local taxes. The total increase in petrol price since May 5, 2020, decision of the government to raise excise duty to record levels now totals ₹35.98 per litre. The rates of diesel have during this period gone up by ₹26.58 per litre.

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