Petrol, Diesel Prices Today: Fuel prices continued to rise on Tuesday for more than two weeks in a row and reached a record high of nearly Rs 80 per litre in the national capital. Pterol in Delhi will now be sold at Rs 79.76 per litre, after increasing by Rs 0.20. Also Read - Diesel Extends Gains Over Petrol in Delhi

On the other hand, the price of diesel stands at Rs 79.40 per litre, with a rise of Rs 0.55. Also Read - CBSE 10th Result 2020 Declared: Delhi Schools Record 85.86% Pass Percentage

The prices have been on a rapid rise eversince the country’s key oil companies (OMCs) resumed daily revision of rates under the first phase of ‘Unlock’, for the first time since the coronavirus-infused nationwide lockdown deregulated firms in April 2020. Also Read - If Delhi Had Decided to Battle COVID-19 Alone, it Would Have Failed, Says Kejriwal

Petrol prices have gone up Rs 8.50 over the past 17 days, while diesel rates have increased by nearly Rs 10. However, the price hike is not just limited to the national capital, but in all the major cities of India. The prices vary based on the local sales tax, as well as the value-added tax or VAT.