New Delhi: Petrol, diesel prices were hiked by 80 paise a litre on Wednesday, April 6, in the 14th round of increase over the last 16 days. The latest hike takes the total increase in the cost of fuel to Rs 10.
Petrol in Delhi will now cost ₹ 105.41 per litre as against 104.61 yesterday, while diesel rates have gone up from ₹ 95.87 per litre to 96.677, according to a price notification of state fuel retailers. While in Mumbai, the fuel prices went up by 85 paise, the cost of petrol was hiked by 84 paise at ₹120.51 and diesel prices per litre increased by 84 paise at ₹104.77.
Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending upon the incidence of local taxation.
A gas price hike also came into effect this morning as CNBC-TV18 learnt that city gas distribution companies have raised prices of CNG. Mahanagar Gas hiked CNG prices by Rs 7-67 per kg and domestic PNG rates by Rs 5-41 per standard cubic metre. In Delhi, Indraprastha Gas hiked CNG prices by Rs 2.50-66.61 per kg, bringing the total raise this month at Rs 6.60 per kg. Gujarat Gas too announced a hike of Rs 6.5 per kg in CNG prices in Gujarat, taking the total raise to Rs 76.98 per kg.
IGL hiked price of CNG in Delhi by Rs 2.5 per Kg to Rs 66.61 per Kg from today
For Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida, the CNG price has been hiked to Rs 69.18 per kg, while in Gurugram, it will cost Rs 74.94 per kg pic.twitter.com/rmYC36cToW
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2022
Meanwhile, the Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that though Russia-Ukraine war has impacted the fuel prices across the world recently, the increase in India worked out to be only 5 per cent during April 2021 and March 2022 as against over 50 per cent in some developed and developing nations.
Intervening in the short duration discussion in the Lok Sabha on the ‘Situation in Ukraine’, the minister rejected the Opposition’s charge that Operation Ganga was ‘operation transport’ and not ‘operation evacuation’.
The minister, who was one of the special envoys sent to countries bordering Ukraine to coordinate evacuation of Indians from the war-torn nation, said the Indian government did organise buses in Ukraine to transport stranded students to bordering countries in the last stages of Operation Ganga and that cannot be dismissed as ‘operation transport’.
Referring to rising petrol prices, the minister said, “we are not the only country impacted by the war.” The Russia-Ukraine war has affected the entire world, he added.
Citing figures, the minister said the increase in prices of petrol was very low in India as compared to developed and other developing nations in the aftermath of the war.