Petrol price hiked by Rs 3.13 per litre, diesel by Rs 2.71

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Fuel prices will get dearer from tonight.  Petrol prices have been hiked by Rs 3.13 per litre while diesel will get dearer by Rs 2.71 per litre. The hike will come in effect from midnight tonight.

Prices of petrol in Delhi will be Rs 66.29 a litre as against the current Rs 63.16; while diesel will cost Rs 52.28 per litre as against Rs 49.57.

Petrol prices were earlier raised on 30th last month by Rs 3.96 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.37 a litre.

Rates were last cut by 80 paise per litre on petrol and Rs 1.30 a litre on diesel from April 16. This followed a further  reduction of 49 paisa a litre in the price of petrol and Rs 1.21 in diesel from April 2.

Petrol prices had been cumulatively cut by Rs 17.11 a litre in 10 reductions between August and February and diesel by Rs 12.96 a litre in 6 reductions between October and February. The rates were increased by 0.82 a litre in petrol and Rs 0.61 per litre in diesel on February 16, and by Rs 3.18 per litre in petrol and Rs 3.09 a litre in diesel on March 1.

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