Petrol and diesel prices were hiked all over the country on Friday for the fourth consecutive days in a row.
Petrol prices rose by 26-29 paise a litre while the diesel prices went up by 34-38 paise a litre across major cities of the country today.
On Thursday, the petrol price were at an all-time high of Rs 87.85 a litre in Delhi and to Rs 94.36 in Mumbai. Diesel rates yesterday also rose to Rs 78.03 per litre in the national capital and to an all-time high of Rs 84.94 in Mumbai.
Petrol price in Delhi crossed Rs 88 per litre mark for the first time ever as state-run oil marketing companies continue to hike auto fuel prices in line with costs.
In the last 12 days, the price of petrol has gone up by Rs 4.13 a litre while that of diesel has gone up by Rs 4.26 in Delhi.
Citizens in Mumbai have to pay Rs 94.64 for a litre of petrol after a 28 paise increase over Thursday’s price. Diesel now costs Rs 85.32, 38 paise more than yesterday’s price of Rs 84.94 a litre. In Kolkata, the pump price of petrol was increased by 28 paise to Rs 89.44 a litre, from Rs 89.16 recorded on Thursday. Diesel costs Rs 81.96 a litre, 35 paise more than Thursday’s price.