New Delhi: Petrol price on Thursday touched the Rs 81 per litre mark in Delhi while diesel rates crossed Rs 73 as the potent combination of a depreciating rupee and rising crude oil rates continued to push fuel prices higher. After a day’s lull, the upward march of fuel prices resumed on Thursday with petrol price being hiked by 13 paise per litre and diesel by 11 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned oil marketing companies.
Petrol price in Delhi climbed to Rs 81 per litre while diesel inched up to an all-time high of Rs 73.08.
Delhi has the cheapest fuel rates among all metros and most state capitals because of lower taxes. Mumbai has the highest sales tax or VAT.
In Mumbai, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 88.39 and diesel is priced at Rs 77.58 per litre.
Mumbai has the highest rate of VAT or sales tax in the country.
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