Fuel price hike: Price of diesel witness marginal hike, petrol remains stagnant
With some relief to petrol consumers, only the price of diesel saw a marginal hike on Wednesday. Notably, in the national capital Delhi, diesel saw an increase of Rs 0.24 per litre and was pegged at Rs 74.35. In Mumbai, diesel saw an increase of Rs 0.25 per litre and was pegged at Rs 77.93.
However, the price of petrol remained same. The petrol is being sold at Rs 82.26 per litre in Delhi and Rs 87.73 per litre in Mumbai.
The news agency ANI quoted, “Diesel price at Rs 74.35 per litre (increased by Rs 0.24 per litre) in Delhi and Rs 77.93 (increased by Rs 0.25 per litre) in Mumbai.”
On Tuesday, petrol prices were pegged at Rs 82.26 per litre and Rs 87.73 in Delhi and Mumbai, respectively. The prices of petrol and diesel in Kolkata were Rs 84.09 and Rs 75.96, respectively. In Chennai, the prices were pegged at Rs 85.50 and Rs 78.35, respectively.
On Thursday last week, the PM Modi-led central government slashed the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50. Within few hours, several states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and others came forward and cut fuel prices.