Diesel prices on Monday hit a record high of Rs 69.46 per litre while petrol rates inched towards Rs 78 a litre mark after a fall in rupee made imports costlier.
Diesel price was today hiked about 14 paise per litre and petrol by 13 paise, according to price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
The increase pushed diesel price to its highest ever level of Rs 69.46 a litre in Delhi. In Mumbai, the fuel now costs Rs 73.74 a litre.
Fuel prices in Delhi are the cheapest in all metros and most state capitals due to lower sales tax or VAT.
Diesel price had previously hit its highest level on May 29 when it reached Rs 69.31 a litre mark in Delhi.
Petrol in Delhi today costs Rs 77.91 per litre, and Rs 85.33 in Mumbai. The rates are however lower than the peak hit on May 29 when it touched Rs Rs 78.43 a litre in Delhi and Rs 86.24 in Mumbai.
(Source : PTI) (Featured Image – Zee News)