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.