New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices are still skyrocketing in many cities of the country, days after the Modi government reduced excise duty on fuel. Expensive petrol and diesel are the most expensive selling in the entire country in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan. The price of one litre of petrol here is Rs. 116.34. While diesel costs Rs 100.53 per litre. But you will be surprised to know that there is a city in the country where petrol is selling cheaper by Rs 33.38 and diesel by Rs 23.40 than Sriganganagar today.
In fact, Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is getting the most oil in the country. The price of one litre of petrol here is Rs 82.96, which is Rs 33.38 less than Sriganganagar. On the other hand, one litre of diesel is available here for just Rs 77.13. State-run oil companies IOC, HPCL and BPCL today gave relief to the common man. Oil marketing companies today have not revised oil prices. At present, the price of one litre of petrol in Delhi is Rs 103.97 per litre and diesel is Rs 86.67 per litre.
The Congress government in Punjab has also reduced the value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel in the state, reducing their prices by Rs 10 per litre and Rs 5 per litre respectively. The new petrol and diesel rates have come into effect from today. Petrol is currently being sold at Rs 103.97 per litre and diesel at Rs 86.67 per litre in Punjab.