Petrol nears Rs 100 a litre in Delhi with 35-paise hike
Mumbai, July 5, 2021
The price of petrol continued its upward march on Monday, the second day running, taking it closer to the century mark in Delhi and Kolkata, the only two metro cities where the fuel is still below Rs 100 a litre.
In Delhi, the price of the fuel increased by 35 paise from Rs 99.51 on Sunday to Rs 99.86 a litre on Monday. In Kolkata, petrol prices moved up from Rs 99.45 a litre to Rs 99.84 a litre.
With the increase, petrol prices are expected to cross the century mark in these two cities at the next upward revision. With this, the fuel will be over Rs 100 a litre in all four metros and other major cities across the country.
In financial capital Mumbai, petrol price now stands at Rs 105.92 while diesel costs Rs 96.91, data available on Indian Oil Corporation's website showed. In Chennai too, petrol has hit century with pump prices being Rs 100.75 a litre.
Like last week, oil marketing companies (OMCs) kept diesel prices unchanged on Monday to provide relief to the transport sector that runs largely on this fuel.
The price of diesel in Delhi remains at Rs 89.36 per litre, while in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata it is priced at Rs 96.91, Rs 93.91 and Rs 92.27 per litre, respectively.