New Delhi: The fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai dropped for the 19th day in a row on Friday. While petrol price decreased by Rs 0.15, the diesel price witnessed a cut of Rs 0.15 and 0.16 in both the cities. Fuel prices had earlier witnessed a relentless hike in the country, burning a hole in the common commuter’s pocket. (Check the live Petrol And Diesel Price Here)
Following the price cut, petrol costs Rs 78.06 per litre in Delhi, while it is Rs 83.57 per litre in Mumbai. On the other hand, diesel is available at Rs 72.74 per litre in the national capital, while it is Rs 76.22 per litre in the maximum city.
On Thursday, a day after Diwali, the petrol and diesel prices were slashed by 0.21 paisa and 0.18 paisa in Delhi, while in Mumbai the fuel rate was cut by 0.20 paisa and 0.19 paisa, respectively.
Recently, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said that crude prices were not under the control of the Indian government and were determined by international forces. “Oil prices are beyond the control of the Indian Government. It is an international commodity. We promised to the people of this country that we will not push our country into indebtedness. That is the reason we took some burden on us,” he said.
Between August 16 and October 4, petrol price was hiked by Rs 6.86 per litre and diesel by Rs 6.73. Petrol price had touched a record high of Rs 84 per litre in Delhi and Rs 91.34 in Mumbai on October 4 after which, the government announced to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 1.50 per litre each.