Petrol, diesel prices hiked again
New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices on Tuesday scaled new highs across the country after they were hiked for the 17th time in a month.
Petrol price was increased by 26 paise per litre and diesel by 23 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges.
The increase on Tuesday is the 17th increase in prices since May 04, when state-owned oil firms ended an 18-day hiatus in rate revision they observed during assembly elections in states like West Bengal.
In 17 increases, petrol price has risen by Rs 4.09 per litre and diesel by Rs 4.65 a litre.