For the first time, petrol price has crossed Rs. 100 per litre mark in Mumbai that currently retails at Rs. 100.19 per litre. Diesel, on the other hand, now costs Rs. 92.17 per litre.
Domestic fuel rates on Saturday have gone up across the country for the fifteenth time this month. The state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) have increased petrol and diesel prices by up to 26 paise a litre and up to 30 paise a litre, respectively. For the first time, petrol price in Mumbai has breached ₹ 100 per litre mark, which currently retails at ₹ 100.19 a litre. Diesel, on the other hand, has touched new highs in Mumbai, as price touched ₹ 92.17 a litre. Other cities in the Maharashtra state where petrol is above ₹ 100 per litre includes Thane, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Nashik.
Here are the petrol and diesel prices across five major metros on May 29, 2021:
|Delhi||₹ 93.94||₹ 84.89|
|Mumbai||₹ 100.19||₹ 92.17|
|Chennai||₹ 95.51||₹ 89.65|
|Kolkata||₹ 93.97||₹ 87.74|
|Bengaluru||₹ 97.07||₹ 89.99|
In the national capital Delhi, petrol has inched towards ₹ 94 per litre mark after receiving a hike of 26 paise. Buyers will now have to pay ₹ 93.94 per litre for one litre of petrol, whereas diesel rates have gone up by 28 paise to ₹ 84.89 per litre. Other metro cities too witnessed a similar hike in fuel rates. In Chennai, the two auto fuels are priced at ₹ 95.51 per litre and 89.65 per litre for petrol and diesel, respectively. The customers in Kolkata will now have to pay ₹ 93.97 per litre for petrol and ₹ 87.74 for one-litre diesel. On the other hand, in Bengaluru, petrol and diesel are now priced at ₹ 97.07 per litre and ₹ 89.99 per litre, respectively.
In Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district, petrol price is currently priced at ₹ 104.94 per litre while diesel costs ₹ 97.79 a litre. In Anuppur and Rewa districts of Madhya Pradesh, petrol is above ₹ 104 per litre mark, as it retails at ₹ 104.62 a litre and ₹ 104.25 a litre, respectively. Other regions where petrol prices are above ₹ 100 per litre include Jaisalmer, Banswara, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Ratnagiri, Aurangabad, and Parbhani.
The oil marketing companies like – Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum are revising domestic fuel prices on a daily basis. Changes in fuel prices are implemented at 6 am every day. Fuel rates differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as value-added tax (VAT).