Mumbai, Apr 2: Petrol and diesel prices have yet again hit new highs across the country. While the price of petrol have hit a four-year high, the cost of diesel was at record high. In Mumbai, the price of petrol on Monday, April 2, was Rs 81.69 per litre while diesel was at Rs 68.89 per litre. The highest ever price of petrol in Mumbai, Rs 83.63 per litre, was recorded in September 2013. In Delhi, meanwhile, the price of petrol was Rs 73.83 per litre today. Diesel in the national capital was at Rs 64.69 per litre today.
In Chennai, the price of petrol today was Rs 76.59 per litre while diesel was at Rs 68.24 per litre. In Kolkata, petrol and diesel prices were at Rs 76.54 per litre and Rs 67.38 per litre respectively. In Bengaluru, petrol price was at Rs 75 per litre while diesel was at Rs 65.78 per litre on Monday. Check the price of petrol and diesel in your city as on April 2, 2018, here.
Prices of Petrol in Major Cities as Compared to Last Month
|City||Price on March 1, 2018 (Rs per litre)||Price on April 2, 2018 (Rs per litre)|
The prices of petrol and diesel have risen by more than Re 1 per litre in the past 10 days. Earlier in February, too, fuel prices had touched an all-time high, but had dropped in the later half of the month with dynamic pricing of petrol and diesel. The prices of petrol and diesel started rising again after March 23, 2018.
Meanwhile, the prices of CNG and PNG also witnessed a hike. CNG prices in Delhi have been revised from April 2 to Rs 40.61 per kg, while the PNG prices have been hiked to Rs 27.14 per scm.
Earlier this year, while there were demands of decrease in excise duty, no such move was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget. The Narendra Modi givernment had announced a Rs 2 per litre cut in excise duty in October 2017. There were also demands for bringing petrol and diesel under the purview of Goods and Services Tax. However, the government had dismissed the idea of taking any such step.