New Delhi: Fuel prices saw a fresh climb today. In Delhi, petrol price rose to Rs 83.73 per litre while diesel price was recorded at Rs 75.09 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices increased to Rs 91.08 per litre and Rs 79.72 per litre, respectively.
On Sunday, petrol prices in the national capital rose to Rs 83.49 per litre. Meanwhile, diesel prices also increased to Rs 74.79 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices rose to Rs 90.84 per litre & Rs 79.40 per litre respectively.
On Saturday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rising fuel prices, while also taking a dig at him on Rafale deal and the falling value of the Indian rupee.
Notably, the fuel price has been witnessing a steep rise since the past few weeks. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had blamed international factors for the hike in the prices of petroleum products. Reportedly, the Centre has no plans to reduce taxes on petrol and diesel prices in the near future as neither the Central government nor some states can afford to suffer revenue loss from such a move. As per Finance Ministry estimates, every Rs 2 cut in the prices of petrol and diesel would lead to a revenue loss of around Rs 30,000 crore. The government said that it would not take any knee-jerk action as a response to the fall in rupee or spike in fuel prices.