Petrol and diesel prices have been hiked once again as on Tuesday, June 22. The revised rates released by domestic oil marketing companies showed that petrol and diesel have been increased by 28 and 26 paise respectively in four metro cities—Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. The hike comes after the fuel rates were kept unchanged on Monday. From May 4, petrol, diesel prices have been hiked for record 29th time and during this period, former got costlier by Rs 7.18 paise and Rs 7.45 paise.
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With the revision in fuel rates, petrol is being retailed at Rs 97.50 per litre and diesel by Rs 88.23 per litre in the national capital on Tuesday.
In Mumbai, a litre of petrol is being sold for Rs 103.63 and diesel at Rs 95.72 on Tuesday.
In Kolkata, petrol is retailed at Rs 97.38 and diesel at Rs 91.08.
In Chennai, new petrol and diesel prices after revision on Tuesday morning are Rs 98.65 and Rs 92.83.
Petrol prices have crossed Rs 100-mark in 8 states and UT—Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
It is to be noted that petrol and diesel prices are revised on daily basis as oil marketing companies release the prices at 6 am in the morning daily. Fuel prices vary from state to state, depending on local taxes such as VAT and the average price of benchmark fuel in the international market in the preceding 15 days and foreign exchange rates day.
How to get indicative prices of Petrol/Diesel in your city
To get the indicative prices of Petrol/Diesel in your city/town for the day, one need to SMS “RSP <space>Dealer Code of Petrol Pump” to 92249 92249. For example, SMS “RSP 102072” to 92249 92249 for petrol and diesel prices in Delhi. You can get dealer code from IOCL website.