Petrol prices were increased while diesel prices were kept unchanged on Saturday by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). Petrol is retailing at a price of Rs. 77.28 per litre in Delhi, Rs.84.71 per litre in Mumbai, Rs. 80.22 per litre in Kolkata and Rs. 80.28 per litre in Chennai. Petrol rates were hiked today after OMCs kept the petrol rates unchanged on Friday.
Diesel can be purchased today at Rs. 68.86 per litre in Delhi. Diesel is priced at Rs. 73.10 per litre in Mumbai, Rs. 71.70 per litre in Kolkata and Rs. 72.74 per litre in Chennai, according to daily price notification issued by state-owned oil firms.
Here are 5 things to know about petrol prices, diesel rates today:
1. Fuel prices in Delhi are the cheapest in all metros and most state capitals due to lower sales tax or VAT (Value Added Tax). Delhi charges a VAT of 27 per cent on petrol and 17.24 per cent on diesel. Mumbai has the highest VAT of 39.12 per cent on petrol. Read More