Petrol price crosses ₹99/lt in Mumbai
Rising streak of fuel rates continued unabated for the tenth time in 15 days, making petrol costlier by Rs.2.45 a litre and diesel by Rs.2.78 since May 4 as state-run retailers on Tuesday raised petrol rate by 27 paise per litre and diesel by 29 paise a litre.
While petrol price in Mumbai soared to Rs.99.14 a litre on Tuesday, costliest among major metros, it has already crossed the Rs.100 mark in several cities, particularly in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Some of the cities selling the fuel over ₹100 per litre are Ratnagiri, Parbhari, Aurangabad, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jaisalmer, Ganganagar and Banswara.
Among the major metros, Mumbai has the highest fuel rates. Diesel is priced at Rs.90.71 per litre in the financial capital of India on Tuesday. The latest pump price of petrol in Delhi is 92.85 per litre and diesel, Rs.83.51 a litre. While fuel rates in Delhi are the benchmark for the entire country, retail prices of the two fuels differ from place to place because of variations in state taxes and local levies.