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This marks the seventh consecutive day of price hike. Petrol prices in the country had breached the Rs 100 mark for every litre, diesel too was nearing-in in several states, Kerala and Karnataka being the latest additions.
Diesel in Mumbai now costs Rs 100.29/ litre, the same fuel in Delhi costs Rs 92.46/litre. Petrol prices in Delhi rose to a record high of Rs 103.84/litre and Rs 109.83/litre in Mumbai.
Petrol prices hiked by 25 paise for every litre whereas diesel went up 30 paise for every litre, as per a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers on Tuesday.
This was the fourth increase in petrol prices this week. As for diesel, this was the seventh increase in nine days.
The union finance minister remained non-commital on excise duty cut on petrol and diesel saying payments in lieu of past subsidised fuel pose limitations.
"Crude oil was the cheapest in the last 16 years in 2020-21. During corona, between March and May, 2020, when crude oil became cheaper, the central government increased the excise duty on petrol by Rs 13/litre and diesel by Rs 16/litre," a statement from the CTI said.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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