Petrol, diesel prices cut by 9 paise per litre
State-run Indian Oil Corporation reduced petrol and diesel prices by nine paise on Saturday. In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs 78.20 a litre, and diesel costs Rs 69.11 per litre.
On Friday, price for petrol was Rs 78.29 per litre, while diesel price was Rs 69.20 a litre in the national capital.
The revised petrol prices in other metro cities are - Rs 80.84 in Kolkata, Rs 86.01 in Mumbai and Rs 81.19 in Chennai. Meanwhile, the revised diesel prices in other metro cities are - Rs 71.66 in Kolkata, Rs 73.58 in Mumbai and 72.97 in Chennai.
In Kerala, petrol and diesel prices came down by Re 1 following the state government's decision to reduce cess. While petrol sold for Rs. 81.40 per litre and diesel stood at Rs. 74.05 a litre. Kerala's move on fuel cost is expected to put further pressure on other states as well to reduce taxes, which are mostly ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party.