Petrol, diesel prices continue to rise; Here's what you will have to pay
Fuel prices continued to spike across India after another rate revision was done on Friday, according to a report by Livemint. The cost of petrol in Delhi went up by 31 paise at ₹95.85 per litre and diesel is available at ₹86.75, a price notification from the Indian Oil showed.
In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices have climbed to ₹102.04 per litre and ₹94.15 per litre respectively. West Bengal’s capital Kolkata is selling petrol at a price of ₹97.19 per litre and diesel at ₹89.60 per litre. On the other hand, prices of petrol and diesel in Chennai went up to ₹97.19 per litre and ₹91.42 per litre respectively.
The Livemint report also said that five states and one Union Territory (UT) - Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Ladakh, were selling petrol above the ₹100-mark.
Here are the latest prices of petrol and diesel in some of the major cities of the country:
Price of petrol: ₹95.85 per litre; Price of diesel: ₹86.75
Price of petrol: ₹102.04 per litre; Price of diesel: ₹94.15 per litre
Price of petrol: ₹97.19 per litre; Price of diesel: ₹91.42 per litre
Price of petrol: ₹95.80 per litre; Price of diesel: ₹89.60 per litre
Price of petrol: ₹99.62 per litre; Price of diesel: ₹94.57 per litre
Price of petrol: ₹102.66 per litre; Price of diesel: ₹95.87 per litre
The recent surge in fuel prices can be attributed to the fall in the country’s fuel demand in May owing to the raging second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. The demand for oil fell 11.3 per cent to 15.11 million tonnes compared to the previous month and down 1.5 per cent from a year earlier, the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry said on Wednesday.
However, as several states and UTs have started easing their Covid-19 curbs amid a downfall in daily infections, the demand for fuels is expected to go up.
Meanwhile, the Congress party is holding symbolic protests in front of petrol pumps across the country, seeking a withdrawal of the rising prices of fuel and cooking gas. Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal said the local units of the party will organise the protests in adherence to all Covid-19 protocols prescribed by the local, state and district administrations.
“Even during the pandemic, BJP’s great India loot continues. With 47 hikes in 2021 alone, Indian pockets are on fire. Raise your voice against BJP’s tyranny. 11 June 2021, 10 am onwards,” the Congress party tweeted on Thursday.