Diesel breaches Rs 100 per litre mark in the South Kerala, Karnataka

Karnataka: Diesel breached the Rs 100 landmark at a number of places in Karnataka on Sunday. Most of the areas where the diesel price has crossed the crucial mark are in North Karnataka, said BR Ravindranath, ex-president of Karnataka and Bengaluru Petroleum Dealers' Association.

Petrol price was hiked by 30 paise per liter and diesel by 35 paise a liter, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.  The 7th consecutive day of price hike pushed fuel rates to a new record high. Diesel costs Rs 100.15 a liter in Thiruvananthapuram.

Some cities in Karnataka including  Davanagere and Shimoga  saw those levels on Monday. In Bengaluru however, diesel comes for Rs 98.85 per liter. Besides Kerala and Karnataka, diesel has crossed the Rs milestone in Odisha,  Telengana, Andhra Pradesh,Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Leh.

Meanwhile, The price of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever level of Rs 104.44 a liter and Rs 110.41 per liter in Mumbai, the notification showed. In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 101.03 a liter; while in Delhi, it costs Rs 93.17.

While petrol price in most of the country is already above Rs 100-a-litre mark, diesel rates have crossed that level in several states, with Kerala and Karnataka being the latest ones. Prices differ from state to state conditional on the incidence of local taxes.


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