Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai soar to all-time highs again

A litre of petrol was selling at 114.14 and that of diesel was priced at 105.12 in Mumbai. Their prices increased by 34 and 37 paise respectively as prices were hiked for the second day on Thursday
A petrol pump in Thane. Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai reached record highs on Thursday. (HT Photo/File)
A petrol pump in Thane. Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai reached record highs on Thursday. (HT Photo/File)
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 10:17 PM IST
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ByAroosa Ahmed

Fuel prices in Mumbai again soared to an all-time high on Thursday as petrol crossed the 114 mark while diesel 105 in the city. A litre of petrol was selling at 114.14 and that of diesel was priced at 105.12 in the city. Their prices increased by 34 and 37 paise respectively as fuel prices were hiked for the second day on Thursday.

Transporters have claimed that the fuel hike has led to the unemployment among them.

On Wednesday, a litre of petrol was priced 113.80 and diesel at 104.75 compared to 113.46 and 104.38 on Sunday.

Fuel prices surged in Thane on Thursday as well. A litre of petrol was available at 114.27 while that of diesel at 105.25.

In Delhi, a litre of petrol was selling at 108.29 while that of diesel was at 97.02.

In Maharashtra, petrol was the costliest in Parbhani on Thursday and priced at 117 08 and a litre. Diesel was costliest at Amravati at 106.66.

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) had earlier this week increased its bus fares citing hike in fuel prices.

Transporters have stated that inflation in the country has reached to high levels and the government is doing nothing to provide relief to the common citizens. They claimed that the rising prices are leading to unemployment among transporters.

“The inflation in the country has reached abnormally high levels on account of continual hikes in diesel prices. The Central and state governments have been insensitive and have refrained themselves from providing any tangible relief to the common citizens and the transport fraternity of 20 crore. The situation is turning pathetic as diesel and petrol prices have crossed 100-mark in most of the cities in the country. The rising fuel prices have halted the vehicles of small-time operators leading to unemployment,” said Bal Malkit Singh, chairman, All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC).

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