New Delhi, April 2: Petrol price in the national capital will see a marginal increase on April 2. The diesel prices have also been increased a bit. In the past 10 days, prices of both petrol and diesel have been increased constantly– March 28 being an exception as prices were a constant on the day.
On April 2, petrol is selling at Rs 73. 83 price per litre– up by 10 paise if compared to April 1. On April 1, 2017, petrol sold at Rs 66 which means that the prices have been increased a good 15 per cent in the last three quarters. On March 23, 2018, petrol was sold at Rs 72.30 per litre.
The rate of Diesel is Rs 64.69 per litre on Monday. The day saw an 18 paise hike. Like Petrol, prices of diesel are also being hiked systematically. On March 23, it was selling at Rs 63.01 per litre.
Petrol price today hit a four-year high of Rs 73.73 a litre while diesel rates touched an all-time high of Rs 64.58 in the national capital, renewing calls for the government to cut excise tax rates.
State-owned oil firms, which have been since June last year revising auto fuel prices daily, today raised petrol and diesel rates by 18 paise per litre each in Delhi, according to a price notification.
Petrol in the national capital now costs Rs 73.73 a litre, the highest since September 14, 2014 when rates had hit Rs 76.06. Diesel price at Rs 64.58 is the highest ever, with a previous high of Rs 64.22 being on February 7, 2018.
(With agency inputs)