In yet another relief to consumers, petrol price in Delhi and Mumbai witnessed a decrease of Rs 0.14 on Tuesday while, diesel price saw a fall of Rs 0.9 and Rs 0.10 in both the cities respectively. Following the rate cut, petrol and diesel are being sold at Rs 78.42 per litre and Rs 73.07 per litre in Delhi and at Rs 83.92 per litre and Rs 76.57 per litre in Mumbai. Fuel prices had earlier witnessed a relentless hike in the country, burning a hole in the common commuter’s pocket.
On Sunday, it was reported that Petrol price saw a decrease of Rs 4 per litre while diesel witnessed a drop of Rs 2.33 a litre in the last eighteen days, following softer international rates.
Last week, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said that crude prices were not under the control of the Indian government and were determined by international forces. Oil prices are beyond the control of the Indian Government. It is an international commodity. We promised to the people of this country that we will not push our country into indebtedness. That is the reason we took some burden on us, he said. Read more