Fuel prices went up for the first time since December 17 on Monday, with the petrol and diesel rising across the major cities by 21-22 paise and 8 paise, respectively. In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices were at Rs 74.16 per litre and Rs 65.12 per litre, respectively.
According to the Indian Oil Corp data, petrol prices in Kolkata, New Delhi and Chennai were at Rs 70.64 per litre, Rs 68.50 per litre and Rs 71.07 per litre, respectively, while diesel stood at Rs 64.01 a litre in Kolkata, Rs 62.24 a litre in Delhi and Rs 65.70 a litre in Chennai.
On December 31, petrol prices reached their lowest level of 2018, while diesel rates reached their lowest since March-end.
On Friday. the Karnataka government increased the rate of sales tax on petrol and diesel to 32 percent and 21 percent respectively to protect its revenues from auto fuel taxes. Read More