Fuel prices were hiked again on Saturday for the tenth time in 12 days. Since March 22, petrol and diesel rates have increased by Rs 7.20 per litre.
Fuel prices vary in states due to different value added tax and freight charges.
Opposition leaders have criticised the hike in fuel prices, with the Congress protesting on Thursday. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the party’s leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, and the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge had taken part in the protests held in Delhi’s Vijay Chowk.
The revision in fuel prices began on March 22 and it has often been observed that the rates remain unchanged during elections and are hiked after the result day.
In Delhi, Petrol and diesel prices were increased by 80 paise per litre. Petrol now costs Rs 102.61 per litre in the national Capital and diesel Rs 93.87.
Petrol and diesel prices were increased by 85 paise per litre in Mumbai. Petrol is priced at Rs 117.57 and diesel at Rs 101.79 per litre.
A litre of petrol costs Rs 108.21 per litre and diesel Rs 98.28 after a hike of 76 paise in Chennai. In Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 112.19 after an increase of 84 paise, and diesel Rs 97.02 per litre following an 80-paise hike.
Union ministers had attributed the fuel price hike to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.