The prices of petrol and diesel were hiked again by the oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Thursday, after a gap of two days. After the latest hike, petrol is now retailing at ₹104.79 in Delhi and diesel is selling at ₹93.52 per litre, according to Livemint.
In Mumbai, the first metro city whrre petrol crossed the ₹100 mark, its price hit a fresh all-time high of ₹110.75 a litre. Diesel is being retailed at ₹101.40 per litre in Maharashtra’s capital, reported Livemint.
Talking about the other metro cities, petrol and diesel are selling at ₹105.43 per litre and ₹96.63 per litre, respectively in West Bengal’s capital Kolkata.
The people in Chennai wil have to shell out ₹102.10 for a litre of petrol and ₹97.93 for one litre of diesel.
The prices were last hiked on Monday. The rates vary across the states due to value-added tax (VAT).
As a mark of protest against the rising petrol and diesel prices, the Congress party in Kerala’s Kochi distributed 71 litres of fuel to two-wheelers and three-wheelers on Wednesday.