Petrol, diesel prices hiked again today; here are rates in major cities
In the last 10 days, the petrol prices have increased by Rs 1.79 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.04 per litre
The petrol and diesel prices have witnessed a hike again on Friday, 14 May after a day’s gap. While the petrol rate has surged by 28-29 paise in major cities, diesel has gone up by 34-35 paise in metro cities. This is the eighth time this month when the fuel prices have shot up. Effective from 6 am everyday, the prices are revised daily by oil marketing companies like the Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Today, both petrol and diesel are the costliest in Delhi and Mumbai. In the capital, petrol is priced at Rs 92.24 per litre while one litre of diesel costs Rs 82.95.
In Mumbai, one litre of petrol is priced at Rs 98.65 while diesel costs Rs 90.11 per litre.
In Kolkata, petrol is available at Rs 92.44 per litre. While one litre of diesel can be bought at Rs 85.79.
A litre of petrol and diesel costs Rs 94.09 and Rs 87.81 in Chennai, respectively.
The daily revisions of fuel prices were resumed by the state-run oil companies from 4 May. In the last 10 days, the petrol prices have increased by Rs 1.79 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.04 per litre.
Indian fuel prices are dependent on international crude oil prices as well as the rupee-dollar exchange rate. In addition, the central and the respective state governments impose various taxes like excise duty and Value Added Tax (VAT). Also, the dealer’s commission and freight charges add to the fuel prices.
Fuel demand across the country is very low currently as most of the states have announced the lockdown and fewer vehicles are seen on roads nowadays.
Petrol is now above Rs 100 per litre in six states and Union Territories - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Ladakh.
Petrol rates are presently above Rs 100 in six states and UTs — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Ladakh
The parties also demanded that the Centre give direct cash transfers of Rs 7,500 per month to all families outside the income tax paying bracket