A worker fills petrol for two wheelers at a fuel station in Ahmedabad. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
Petrol and fuel prices in the country are currently stable. For the past twenty-eight days, the state oil marketing corporations (OMCs) have not changed their fuel prices. In Delhi, petrol costs Rs 101.84 per litre, while diesel costs Rs 89.87 per litre.
Petrol prices in Mumbai, India's financial hub, remained stable at Rs 107.83 per litre, the highest of all metro cities. In Mumbai, on the other hand, a litre of diesel costs Rs 97.45. On May 29, Mumbai became the first metropolis in the world to see petrol prices surpass Rs 100 per litre.
Meanwhile, petrol costs Rs 102.49 per litre in Chennai, while diesel costs Rs 94.39 per litre. Petrol prices in Kolkata stayed steady at Rs 102.8 per litre, while diesel prices remained at Rs 93.02.
On July 18, 2021, petrol prices in Delhi were hiked by 30 paise. Since July 15, 2021, there has been no change in diesel rates.
In the month of April, the price of fuel in Delhi increased by Rs 32.35 per litre, taking the price from Rs 69.59 to Rs 101.84 per litre. Diesel, on the other hand, climbed by Rs 27.58 per litre in the same time period, rising from Rs 62.29 to Rs 89.87 per litre.
Since May 4, 2021, when the OMCs terminated an 18-day rate revision break that coincided with the assembly elections in the main states, petrol and diesel prices have been rising in the country. Fuel prices differ from state to state and city to city, depending on the impact of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges.
Despite the fact that there has been no change in the price of petrol and diesel for more than three weeks, prices in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are at an all-time high, putting a strain on citizens.
Petrol rates in Bhopal have remained unchanged at Rs 110.20 per litre, while diesel costs Rs 98.67. In Jaipur, on the other hand, petrol costs Rs 109.10 per litre and diesel costs Rs 99.38 per litre. Rajasthan has the highest VAT rate in the country, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, according to sources.
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