Petrol and diesel price today: After touching new record highs on Wednesday, fuel rates were left unchanged on Thursday by oil marketing companies (OMCs). Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 25 and 13 paise on June 16. A litre of petrol in Delhi costs Rs 96.66 per litre, while diesel price stands at Rs 87.41 a litre.
In Mumbai, petrol presently costs Rs 102.82 per litre, whereas diesel is retailing at Rs 94.84 a litre, as per data available on the Indian Oil Corporation’s website.
Fuel prices have been increased 25 times since May 4, when state-owned oil firms ended an 18-day hiatus in rate revision they observed during assembly elections in states like West Bengal.
So far in June, petrol and diesel rates have been hiked nine times. Since May 4, petrol price has crossed Rs 100-per-litre mark in seven states and UTs (Union Territories) – Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, and Ladakh.
Bhopal became the first state capital to have touched the three-figure mark last month, followed by Jaipur and Mumbai.