Petrol price soars close to Rs 83 a litre in Mumbai, Rahul criticises

Petrol Pump (File Photo)

New Delhi, May 15, 2018 (TMC Desk) Petrol price in the entertainment capital of India touched Rs 82. 79 per litre on Tuesday, a fresh high, since it hit Rs 76.06 a litre in September 2013.

Prices rose for a second day in a row after Indian Oil Corp (IOC) resumed the dynamic pricing system on Monday after a 19-day halt.

In the other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai also, petrol prices were at fresh multi-year high levels of Rs 77.65, Rs 74.95 and Rs 77.77 a litre respectively, data from the IOC website showed.

The previous high in these cities was Rs 78.03 (Kolkata, August 2014), Rs 83.62 (Mumbai, September 2013) and Rs 79.55 (Chennai, September 2013) respectively.

Prices of diesel, which have been touching record levels, rose to a new high in all the metropolitan cities on Tuesday. It was sold at Rs 66.36, Rs 68.90, Rs 70.66 and Rs 70.02 per litre in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai respectively.

This rise in prices of transport fuels comes amid continuous gains in crude oil prices globally. The brent crude oil is currently priced around $78 per barrel.

“Karnataka finishes voting, FUEL prices rise to a 4 yr. high! The Key Principle of Modinomics: fool as many people as you can, as often as you can.” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.


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