New Delhi, June 1 :Diesel prices have been hikedby 50 paise a litre, excluding state levies. The price of diesel in Delhi will now be 57 rupees 28 paise a litre, while it will cost 65 rupees 84 paise a litre in Mumbai .

The monthly hike in price came after several rounds of discussions that the new Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held with state-owned oil firms on continuing with the reform initiated by the previous UPA government.