Fuel Price Hiked For 11th Consecutive Day Leaving Delhi Commuters In Distress

On 17 June, fuel prices in the national capital surged for the 11th consecutive day with petrol prices at Rs 77.28/litre and diesel Rs 75.79/litre.

Jessica David

June 17, 2020

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Prices of petrol and diesel were raised for the 11th day straight, on Wednesday (June 17), with petrol being hiked by 55 paise a litre and diesel by 60 paise, in the national capital. In Delhi, petrol rose to Rs 77.28 a litre from Rs 76.73, while diesel climbed to Rs 75.79 per litre from Rs 75.19, according to the data available with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). With today’s fuel price rise, petrol has now gone up by Rs 6.02 per litre and diesel by Rs 6.40 a litre in the national capital in the past 11 days.

The fuel prices have been hiked across India depending on the local sales tax or value-added tax (VAT) of different states. Among the other metro cities, in Mumbai, a litre of petrol was quoted at Rs 84.15, up from Rs 83.62, while diesel was retailing at Rs 74.32 per litre, up from 73.75 on Tuesday (June 16). This marks an increase in the rates since the state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs), on June 7, started revising prices daily in line with costs, after ending an 82-day hiatus.

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