Fuel prices in India continued to surge on Tuesday (September 25) pushing it to Rs 82.86 per litre for petrol and Rs 74.12 per litre for diesel in Delhi, while the petrol price was marked at Rs 90.22 per litre and diesel was priced at Rs 78.69 per litre in Mumbai.
â€œPetrol & Diesel prices in #Delhi are Rs 82.86 per litre & Rs 74.12 per litre, respectively. Petrol & Diesel prices in #Mumbai are Rs 90.22 per litre & Rs 78.69 per litre, respectively,â€ News Agency ANI reported on Tuesday.
Petrol & Diesel prices in #Delhi are Rs 82.86 per litre & Rs 74.12 per litre, respectively. Petrol & Diesel prices in #Mumbai are Rs 90.22 per litre & Rs 78.69 per litre, respectively. pic.twitter.com/hs3dbrwfq4â€” ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2018
The new prices have been made effective from 6 am on September 25, 2018.
Fuel price have risen sharply since mid-August owing to falling value of rupee and rise in crude oil price.
Meanwhile, the financial capital of India â€“ Mumbai â€“ have the highest fuel price due to highest VAT or sales tax in the country, whereas national capital has the lowest.
States like Rajasthan, Karnataka, West Bengal Andhra Pradesh have already slashed the fuel rates for the people of the respective states.
There have been nationwide backlash following the sharp rise in fuel price, however the Centre remain adamant that the hike is temporary and the rates will normalise sooner rather than later.