New Delhi: Consumer get no respite from the ever increasing fuel prices as petrol rates were hiked yet again on Thursday to near the psychological mark of ₹100 in more state capitals. After remaining steady for a day, petrol got costlier by 26 paise in the national capital, while diesel rose by 7 paise, according to price notification by the oil retailers.
The thirteenth increase of this month took the cost of petrol in Delhi to ₹97.76 per litre while diesel is currently retailing at 88.30. In Mumbai, petrol is being sold at ₹103.89 per litre, whereas diesel has reached ₹95.79 per litre.
Furthermore, Bihar’s capital city Patna and Thiruvananthapuram – the capital of Kerala – are on the verge of joining the list of state capitals where the auto fuel has crossed the ₹100-mark.
Patna is currently selling petrol at ₹99.80 per litre and diesel at ₹93.63 per litre. In Thiruvananthapuram, the fuels cost ₹99.74 and ₹94.82, respectively.
Bhopal had last month become the first state capital to breach the ₹100-mark in petrol prices. It was followed by Jaipur and then Mumbai. Hyderabad and Bengaluru also saw petrol retailing above ₹100 last week.
Petrol has already crossed ₹100 mark in nine states and union territories — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Ladakh.
The hike on Thursday was the 29th since May 4, when state-owned oil firms ended an 18-day hiatus in rate revision they observed during assembly elections in states like West Bengal.
In 29 revised rates, the price of petrol has risen by ₹7.36 per litre and diesel by ₹7.57 a litre.
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Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan near the India-Pakistan border was the first place in the country to see petrol hitting ₹100 a litre mark in mid-February. Last week, it also earned the distinction of diesel breaching ₹100.
Currently, a litre of petrol is being sold at ₹108.94 in the small city while diesel is retailing at ₹101.48.
Rates of diesel, the most used fuel in the country, ave crossed the same mark in Malkangiri (petrol at ₹103.60 diesel at ₹101.14 per litre) and Koraput (petrol at ₹102.90 diesel at ₹100.47 a litre) in Odisha.