WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jul 06, 2019, 08.28 AM
Petrol price in Delhi went up on Saturday by Rs 2.45, it will now cost Rs 72.96 per litre in the capital city. Diesel price has gone up by Rs 2.36, now at 66.69 per litre in Delhi.
This comes just a day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday tabled the government's budget for the first year and announced a hike of Rs 1 per litre on petrol. Customs duty on gold has also been hiked.
The new budget did not go well with the stock market as BSE Sensex fell 394.67 points to 39,513.39 and the NSE Nifty declined 135.60 points to 11,811.20.
Sitharaman proposed increasing the minimum public shareholding in listed companies to 35% from 25%, threatening a wave of new issuance.
Benchmark indices fell sharply for the first time in the last five straight sessions after the budget failed to boost sentiment.
Delhi: Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.45, now at 72.96 per litre. Diesel hiked by Rs 2.36, now at 66.69 per litre. pic.twitter.com/RWBVepbfxN