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 - Delhi Govt Caps COVID Test Rates For Private Labs. Check New Charges Here
On the other hand, the price of diesel stands at Rs 79.40 per litre, with a rise of Rs 0.55. Also Read - Maharashtra, Karnataka, 4 Others Among 'States of Concern', Centre Rushes Teams To Review Situation
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 - Delhi To Be No-Flying Zone Till Feb 15: Paragliders, Aerial Vehicles Banned Starting Today
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.