With the end of assembly elections in five states, the burden of the pockets of the general public has been increased. In fact, state-owned oil companies have once again hiked the prices of petrol and diesel today. It may be noted that this increase in the price of petrol and diesel has taken place after about two months. Earlier, petrol was costlier by 24 paise and diesel by 17 paise per litre on February 27.
Now, petrol prices have gone up by 15 paise, diesel by 18 paise per litre. Petrol is priced at Rs 90.55 per litre while diesel is priced at Rs 80.91 per litre in Delhi on Tuesday. Petrol price in Mumbai is Rs 96.95 and diesel is Rs 87.98 per litre.
At the same time, one litre of petrol is available at Sriganganagar in Rajasthan for Rs 101.43. 93.54 is being charged from the persons for diesel here. In Madhya Pradesh, petrol has crossed Rs 100 in Anupnagar. Here, one litre of petrol and diesel has gone up to Rs 101.15 and Rs 91.56 respectively. The prices of petrol and diesel change at six o'clock every day. The new rates come into effect from 6 a.m. onwards. After adding excise duty, dealer commission and other things to the prices of petrol and diesel, the price almost doubles.