Diesel Breaks All Records In Delhi As Fuel Prices Hiked For 20th Consecutive Day
In Delhi, diesel prices went up by 17 paise on June 26 to Rs 80.19 per litre while petrol prices were hiked by 21 paise to Rs 80.13 per litre.
Fuel prices were revised upwards yet again, on Friday (June 26), by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), even as citizens and politicians stage protests against the sharp rise. In India, fuel prices have been rising for 20 consecutive days after OMCs started daily revision since June 7. Petrol rates have again gone up by 21 paise, while diesel price has increased by 17 paise after today’s fresh upward revision. While there has been a gradual decline in the amount of daily rate increase, price of petrol and diesel have gone up cumulatively by Rs 8.87 and Rs 10.80 respectively since June 7.
After the price revision today, petrol is retailing at Rs 80.13 per litre in Delhi and diesel rate has increased marginally to Rs 80.19. In Mumbai, the cost of a litre of petrol is just 9 paise less than Rs 87, while diesel has climbed up to Rs 78.51. The rates continue to climb in other cities like Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru as well. Over 12 top cities are now paying Rs.80 or more for a litre of petrol.
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