Diesel price scaled to a new high after prices were hiked for the 22nd time in just over three weeks. Petrol price has now increased by 5 paise a litre and diesel 13 paise a litre across the country by state oil marketing companies.
In Delhi, petrol price per litre was raised to Rs.80.43 as compared to Rs 80.38 earlier. Meanwhile, diesel price has been increased to Rs.80.53 a litre from Rs Rs.80.40.
In Mumbai, petrol price went up from Rs.87.14 per litre to Rs.87.19, while diesel was hiked to Rs.78.83 from Rs.78.71.
Rates differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax (VAT).
While the diesel price has been hiked for the 22nd time since June 7, petrol price has been raised on 21 occasions. There was no change in prices on Sunday.