The prices of petrol and diesel were hiked again on Monday, for the sixth time in a week, leading to an increase of ₹4.00 and ₹4.10 per litre respectively since Tuesday. Petrol and diesel after the hike of 30 paise and 35 paise respectively in Delhi are now being sold at ₹99.11 per litre and ₹90.42 per litre today.
In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel were hiked by 31 paise and 37 paise respectively. Now, the people in the finance capital will have to pay ₹114.19 for petrol and ₹98.50 for diesel.
The revised rates of petrol and diesel in Chennai is ₹105.18 and ₹95.33, while in Kolkata, the price of petrol is ₹108.85 and diesel is ₹93.92. In Bengaluru, the price of petrol is ₹104.78 and ₹89.02 per litre for diesel.
Petrol and diesel prices had been a freeze since November 4—- a period during which the cost of raw material (crude oil) soared by $30 per barrel. The rate revision was expected after the result of the five states assembly election (post-March 10), but it was put off.
The difference in the price of fuel in the states are due to the tax and the cost of transportation imposed by the central and state government.
How to check petrol and diesel price in your city:
Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum revise fuel rates daily, taking into account crude and rupee-dollar rates in international markets. Daily price changes for fuel are effected at 6 am every day.
To get the indicative prices of Petrol/Diesel in your city/town for the day, kindly SMS “RSP Dealer Code of Petrol Pump” to 92249 92249. For example, SMS “RSP 102072” to 92249 92249 for fuel prices in Delhi.