Petrol, Diesel Prices See 9th Rise In 10 Days, Congress Launches Protest


Petrol Diesel Rates: Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state.

New Delhi:

Petrol and diesel prices were today hiked by 80 paise a litre each, taking the total increase in fuel rates in the last 10 days to Rs 6.40 per litre. This morning, theĀ Congress launched its nationwide protest on the issues of inflationĀ and fuel price hike. Senior party leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to lead the party’s protest at Vijay Chowk in Delhi.

Petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 101.81 per litre as against 101.01 per litre yesterday while diesel rates have gone up from 92.27 per litre to 93.07 per litre today, price notification of state fuel retailers showed.

In Mumbai, the petrol and diesel prices per litre reached Rs 116.72 and Rs 100.94 respectively after prices were increased by 84 paise each.

In Chennai, the price of petrol is Rs 107.45 after an increase of 76 paise per litre while diesel is priced at Rs 97.52 after being increased by 76 paise per litre today.

In Kolkata, the price of petrol is Rs 111.35 a litre (increased by 83 paise) and diesel is Rs 96.22 per litre (increased by 80 paise).

Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending upon the incidence of local taxation.

This is the ninth increase in prices since the ending of a four-and-half-month long hiatus in rate revision on March 22.

There had been a pause in the revision of fuel prices since November 4 last year, which was broken on March 22, after crude oil going upwards following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


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