New Delhi: After the prices of petrol and rates rose consistently for nearly two weeks and touched new record highs, the rates have now been kept unchanged across metro cities for the second consecutive day. In the past 13 days, petrol prices have increased in the range of Rs 3.2 per litre (Kolkata) to Rs 3.63 a litre in Delhi.Also Read - Respite on Petrol, Diesel Price: West Bengal Govt Reduces Fuel Tax by Re 1/Litre
Here’s the latest petrol price in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai as on February 22, 2021, Monday: Also Read - Fuel Rates Continue to Burn Hole in Pocket: Petrol at Rs 90.58/Litre in Delhi, Rs 3 Short of Century in Mumbai
On Monday, petrol price in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata was at Rs 90.58, Rs 97.00, Rs 92.59, Rs 91.7 per litre, respectively, unchanged from the previous levels. Also Read - Petrol Prices Touch ₹100-Mark in MP, Minister 'Congratulates' PM Modi; Here's Why
And here’s the latest diesel price in metros:
On Monday, diesel prices also were unchanged and in the national capital, it was at Rs 80.97 per litre. In Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, the fuel was sold at Rs 88.06, Rs 85.98 and Rs 84.56 per litre, respectively, all same as Saturday and Sunday’s levels.
In the past few days, petrol and diesel prices increased with steep hikes, pinching the consumers harder, and drawing criticism for the government from several quarters along with the opposition.
The steepest hike in the past several months came on Saturday with oil marketing companies (OMCs) increasing the price of petrol and diesel by 39 paisa and 37 paisa per litre respectively in the national.
Across the country the surge in fuel prices off late has been in the range of 35-40 paisa per litre depending on the level of local taxes on the two petroleum products.
Premium petrol crossed Rs 100 per litre mark in several cities of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra a few days back.