Petrol, diesel prices rise again after 18 days of no change
Fuel prices in India were hiked on Tuesday after 18 consecutive days of no price revision.
In Delhi, petrol prices rose by 15 paise to Rs 90.55 a litre. In Mumbai, prices went up by 12 paise to Rs 96.95, in Chennai by 12 paise to Rs 92.55 a litre, and in Kolkata by 14 paise to Rs 90.76.
For diesel, Delhi pump prices went up by 18 paise to Rs 80.91 a litre. In Mumbai it rose by 17 paise to Rs 87.98, in Chennai by 15 paise to Rs 85.90 and in Kolkata by 17 paise to Rs 83.78.
The last fuel price movement in India was on April 15 when petrol prices had come down by 16 paise and diesel by 14 paise. Before that fall, prices had been kept static for two weeks.
Since March 24, petrol prices have been cut by 77 paise per litre in total, and diesel by 74 paise.
Before these cuts, however, petrol and diesel prices had risen 26 times in 2021 — by Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 a litre, respectively.