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The government stated that the idea behind reducing the excise duty is to give a fillip to the economy which is recovering from the onslaught of the pandemic.
Petrol price in Delhi today has gone up to Rs 106.89 per litre, while diesel price today has inched closer to three figures at Rs 95.62 per litre in the national capital.
Monday and Tuesday did not see any change in prices of petrol and diesel. Prior to this, the prices of both the fuel rose by 35 paise each for four consecutive days.
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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.
Hashtags like #petroldieselpricehike and #petrol100notout are being used in large numbers since the fuel prices were increased in line with firming international oil trends.
Petrol price was increased by 35 paise per litre, while diesel rates were increased by 17 paise a litre, according to a price notification from state-owned fuel retailers.
In Delhi, the petrol price soared to Rs 99.86 per litre. Diesel rates were unchanged at Rs 89.36.
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On Saturday, petrol price in Mumbai hit an all-time high of Rs 102.36 per litre, while diesel cost Rs 94.45/litre, highest among the metros. In Delhi, the petrol prices touched a whopping Rs 96.12 a litre, while diesel is being sold at Rs 86.98 per litre.
The price increase led to petrol rates crossing the Rs 100-mark in more places of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Petrol price was cut to Rs 90.99 a litre in Delhi from Rs 91.17 per litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
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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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