For the seventh consecutive day, petrol and diesel rates across the country were hiked, as both fuel prices on Monday reached new record highs. After the fresh increase of 26 countries, the price of oil in Delhi is close to Rs 89 per litre. In Mumbai, the price of regular petrol surpassed Rs 95 per litre, while in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, petrol with additives has now exceeded the Rs 100 level. In this district, the higher cost is due to long-distance transport.
In most cities and districts across the region, diesel prices still remain elevated. After the latest 29 paise hike today, diesel retails at Rs 79.35 per litre in the national capital. The price of diesel in Calcutta has risen to Rs 82.94, while Mumbaikars will have to pay Rs 86.34 from today for a litre of diesel. The development comes in the midst of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, stating in a response in Rajya Sabha that the government did not look at reducing taxes on petrol and diesel