Petrol prices have been rising since July 5, and today in Mumbai it crossed the Rs 84 per litre mark selling at Rs 84.14 a litre. The price of petrol jumped up by 17 paise from Rs 83.97 on Thursday, according to data put out on the website of Indian Oil Corporation. In other metro cities prices have risen as well with Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, selling petrol at Rs 76.76, Rs 79.42 and Rs 79.67 per litre, up from Rs 76.59, Rs 79.26 and Rs 79.49 respectively on Thursday.
Diesel prices also went up across four metro cities. In Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, it was sold at Rs 68.43, Rs 70.98, Rs 72.61 and Rs 72.24 per litre respectively,. On Thursday the diesel price was at Rs 68.30, Rs 70.85, Rs 72.47 and Rs 72.10 per litre in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
In Mumbai petrol touched all-time high in May with Rs 86.24, recorded on May 29. It had first touched the Rs 84 a litre level on May 20. Read More