Fuel prices surges for 16th day, touches Rs 78. 43 in Delhi
Petrol and diesel prices on Tuesday continue to touch another peak for the 16th consecutive day, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78.43 per litre in Delhi.
The revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are- Delhi: Rs 78.43 per litre; Mumbai: Rs 86.24; Kolkata: 81.06 and Chennai: 81.43.
Meanwhile, the cost of diesel per liter has also been increased and the revised prices in Delhi are - Rs 69.31 and Mumbai Rs 73.79 per litre.
As the Centre has come under fire over fuel price hike, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan earlier assured the public that the government will soon take out a solution to tackle the situation.
In April, Pradhan had said the Centre and the state governments have been considering bringing the petroleum products under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax.