Petrol, diesel prices hiked for 12th straight day; petrol touches Rs 97 per litre mark in Mumbai – Deccan Herald

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Meanwhile, in Bengaluru, the petrol price was hiked by Rs 1.30 on Saturday

While the petrol price was hiked by 39 paise in Delhi, the diesel price was increased by 37 paise. Credit: PTI Photo

Petrol and diesel prices continued to soar to new highs as fuel rates were hiked for the 12th consecutive day on Saturday. 

While the petrol price was hiked by 39 paise in Delhi, the diesel price was increased by 37 paise. In the national capital, petrol now costs Rs 90.58 per litre, while diesel Rs 80.97 per litre. 

In Mumbai, the petrol price touched the Rs 97 per litre mark with a hike of 38 paise. The diesel is priced at Rs 87.06 per litre after an increase of 39 paise. 

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Meanwhile, in Bengaluru, the petrol price was hiked by Rs 1.30 on Saturday. The petrol now costs Rs 93.67 per litre in Bengaluru, while diesel costs Rs Rs 85.84 after an increase of 10 paise. 

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The relentless hike in prices has been criticised by the opposition parties, including Congress that has demanded an immediate cut in taxes to ease the burden on the common man.

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