Petrol, diesel to cost 50p/litre more from Apr 1

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Petrol, diesel to cost 50 paise more from Apr 1
New Delhi, Mar 31: Petrol and diesel price will rise by 50 paise a litre in 13 cities from Apr 1, 2010, government officials said.

The thirteen cities include, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Surat, Ahmedabad, Pune and Sholapur.

These cities will move from Euro-III grade fuel to Euro-IV from Apr 1. Rates will vary from city to city, depending on local taxes.

"Petrol price in Delhi will go up by Rs 0.50 per litre to Rs 47.93 a litre and diesel by Rs 0.26 to Rs 38.10 a litre on account of supply of cleaner Euro-IV fuel," the official said

Earlier, Oil Secretary S Sundareshan had announced India's intention to cut emissions with its aim to catch up with fuel quality in Europe, which now follows Euro V standards.

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