New Delhi: Fuel prices in India inched towards 100 mark as another revision in Petrol, Diesel rates was increased by 23 paise per litre and diesel by 25 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Diesel price in the national capital on Tuesday crossed ₹84 mark while petrol rate in Mumbai neared ₹100 a litre after fuel prices were raised again. In Delhi, petrol rates climbed to ₹93.44 a litre and diesel rose to ₹84.32.
This is the 13th increase in prices since May 4, when the state-owned oil firms ended an 18-day hiatus in rate revision they observed during assembly elections in states like West Bengal.
Rates had already crossed the ₹100-mark in several cities in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and with the latest increase, the price in Mumbai too was inching towards that level.
Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan had the costliest petrol and diesel in the country at Rs 104.42 per litre and Rs 97.18 a litre.
A litre of petrol in Mumbai now comes for ₹99.71 and diesel is priced at ₹91.57 per litre.
Oil companies revise rates of petrol and diesel daily based on average price of benchmark fuel in the international market in the preceding 15-days, and foreign exchange rates.