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Petrol and Diesel price hiked to new fresh record high level by increase of 29 to 31 paise, as latest notification issued by the oil retailers, taking fuel prices to new record high levels.
After the most recent increment, a liter of petrol in Delhi is retailing at ₹96.4, while diesel price ₹87.28. In Mumbai, petrol is being sold at ₹102.58 per liter, while diesel has reached ₹94.70 per liter.
Petrol cost in Kolkata rose to ₹96.34 per liter and diesel to ₹90.12 per liter after the climb. The fuel costs revised to ₹97.69 per liter for petrol and ₹91.92 per liter for diesel in Chennai.
In Bhopal, petrol is being sold at ₹104.59/liter and diesel at ₹95.91/liter. In Ladakh, petrol is retailing at ₹101.95/liter and diesel at ₹93.90/liter.
In a first, diesel costs followed petrol costs in breaking the ₹100 mark on Saturday. In the Sri Ganganagar District of Rajasthan close to the India-Pakistan line, diesel breached the ₹100-mark for the first time on Saturday. Sri Ganganagar was the first in the nation to see petrol cost hit ₹100 a liter imprint in mid-February.
Mumbai on 29 May turned into the first metro in the nation where petrol was being sold at over ₹100 a liter.
The difference in prices in states occurs on account of local taxes like VAT or freight charges. Rajasthan levies the highest VAT on petrol and diesel in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
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