Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
FUEL DEARER BY NEARLY ₹5 IN A MONTH, OVER ₹100 IN MORE CITIES
NEW DELHI: The upward movement of fuel rates continued for the eighteenth time as state-run oil companies on Friday raised petrol price by 27 paise and diesel by 28 paise. Petrol is now costlier by ₹4.36 per litre and diesel by ₹4.93 per litre across the country since May 4, two days after the results of five assembly polls were declared.
The latest hike took auto fuel rates to yet another record. The unidirectional movement this month saw petrol breaching ₹100 mark in various cities across the country, particularly in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
Some of the cities selling the fuel for over ₹100 per litre are Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Parbhani, Aurangabad, Jaisalmer, Ganganagar, Banswara, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Guntur, and Kakinada.
Pump price of petrol in Delhi jumped to ₹94.76 per litre and diesel to ₹85.66 on Friday. Mumbai has the highest rate among the metros -- petrol is currently sold at ₹100.98 and diesel at ₹92.99 per litre in the financial capital. Even as international oil prices saw volatility in last one months, pump rates of auto fuels in India moved only in the upward direction.