Petrol, diesel prices hiked for ninth time this month: Check rates in your city
New Delhi, May 16: After a day's hiatus, petrol and diesel rates increased again on Sunday for the ninth time this month.
In national capital Delhi, the increase of 24 paise took the petrol price to ₹92.58 per litre; diesel is retailing at ₹83.22 per litre after recording a jump of 27 paise.
In Mumbai, the petrol is priced at ₹98.88 per litre, while diesel price has reached ₹90.40 a litre. These have been priced at ₹94.31 a litred and ₹88.07 per litre in Chennai.
In Kolkata, the price of petrol has reached ₹92.67 per litre and diesel is retailing at ₹86.06 per litre.
Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. Rajasthan levies the highest value-added tax (VAT) on petrol in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh.
Since March last year when the government raised excise duty on fuel to an all-time high, petrol price has increased by a record ₹ 22.75 per litre (after accounting for a handful of occasions when rates fell) and diesel by ₹ 20.66.