Saturday was a historic day for people in Delhi because for the first time the price of petrol crossed the Rs 80 mark. With an increase of 39 paise this morning, petrol was being sold at Rs 80.38 per litre in the national capital. On Friday, the price was Rs 79.99.
Meanwhile, the price of diesel has been hiked by 44 paise and was priced at Rs 72.51 per litre in Delhi on Saturday. In Mumbai, petrol became dearer by 48 paise and was being sold at Rs 87.77 per litre, while diesel is now priced at Rs 76.98 per litre.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the hike in fuel prices is mainly due to depreciation of rupee against the dollar, said news agency ANI. “Petrol and diesel should come under the Goods and Services Tax. I accept that people are facing problem. Read More