A surge in crude oil prices pushed the cost of petrol in the country further higher on Thursday, with the transport fuel being sold at Rs 75.32 per litre in the national capital.
With this, the price of petrol in Delhi inched further close to the previous high of Rs 76.06 a litre, reached in September 2013.
In the other major cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai also petrol was priced at multi-year highs on Thursday — Rs 78.01, Rs 83.16 and Rs 78.16 per litre, respectively.
The previous highs in these cities were Rs 78.03 (Kolkata, August 2014), Rs 83.62 (Mumbai, September 2013) and Rs 79.55 (Chennai, September 2013) respectively.
Similarly, prices of diesel — the fuel largely used for transportation of food and agriculture products and in turn affecting inflation — also rose to fresh all-time high levels across metros. Read More