After a day’s pause in rates, oil companies on Monday again increased the prices of diesel and petrol for the 22nd time in just over three weeks in all the metropolitan cities. As per the latest hike, the diesel and petrol were now costlier by 5 paise per litre and 13 paise a litre.
Monday’s fuel price jump has taken the cumulative increase in rates to Rs 9.17 for petrol and 11.14 per litre for diesel.
In Delhi, a litre of petrol now comes for Rs 80.43 per litre as compared to Rs 80.38 earlier. Diesel rates have been increased to Rs 80.53 per litre from Rs Rs 80.40.