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Fuel prices have been rising unabated even after the Central government on Thursday announced a relief of Rs 2.50 on petrol and diesel prices.
Fuel prices across the country shot up again on Monday with petrol registering a hike of Rs 0.21 in the national capital at Rs 82.03. Diesel in Delhi is at Rs 73.82, an increase by Rs 0.29.
Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai today are at Rs 87.50, increased by Rs 0.21, and Rs 77.37, increased by Rs 0.31, respectively.
Fuel prices have been rising unabated even after the Central government on Thursday announced a relief of Rs 2.50 on petrol and diesel prices. Various state governments also provided a relief of Rs 2.50 to give a cumulative relief of Rs 5 on fuel prices to the customers.
Petrol and Diesel prices in #Delhi are Rs 82.03 per litre (increase by Rs 0.21) and Rs 73.82 (increase by Rs 0.29). Petrol and Diesel prices in #Mumbai are Rs 87.50 (increase by Rs 0.21) and Rs 77.37 (increase by Rs 0.31), respectively. pic.twitter.com/YLMM5H2PDR— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2018
The Finance Minister opened his address noting that the world crude prices this year have witnessed an all-time high. He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been concerned about the escalating fuel prices in the country.
On Sunday, the price of petrol in Mumbai increased by 0.14 paise to Rs 87.29 per litre, while the price of diesel rose by 0.31 paise to Rs 77.06 per litre.
In Delhi, prices of petrol and diesel were hiked by 0.14 paise and 0.29 paise respectively. Petrol in Delhi was selling at Rs 81.82 a litre on Sunday while diesel was priced at Rs 73.53, according to the Indian Oil Corporation Limited.