New Delhi: The price of petrol and diesel was hiked again on Saturday, bringing petrol prices across Rs 100 per litre for the first time in the country's commercial capital Mumbai. Petrol has now reached around Rs 94 per litre in Delhi and Kolkata as well, while diesel in Mumbai has become costlier by Rs 92 per litre.
According to the website of leading oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation, petrol price in Mumbai increased by 25 paise to Rs 100.19 per litre today. For the first time, petrol has crossed Rs.100 in a big metropolis. The price of diesel has also gone up by 30 paise to a historic high of Rs 92.17 per litre. Petrol became costlier by 26 paise and diesel by 27 paise in the country's capital Delhi. Today, the price of one litre of petrol has been recorded at Rs 93.94 and diesel at Rs 84.89 per litre. The prices of both fossil fuels have been increased for 15 days since 4th May, while their prices have not been revised for 11 days. Petrol has become costlier by Rs 3.54 and diesel by Rs 4.15 in Delhi in these 11 days.
Petrol prices in Chennai and Kolkata have gone up by 23 paise and 25 paise respectively. One litre of petrol is being sold at Rs 95.51 in Chennai and Rs 93.97 in Kolkata. Diesel prices rose 26 paise, to Rs 89.65 in Chennai and 28 paise to Rs 87.74 per litre in Kolkata. State that the prices of petrol and diesel are reviewed daily and based on that, new prices are introduced every day from 6 a.m.