Fuel prices rose yet again hitting a fresh high on Tuesday morning, with petrol and diesel being sold at Rs 82.16 (10 paise hike) and Rs 73.87 per litre (10 paise hike) respectively in the national capital.
The surge in fuel prices has affected people in Mumbai the most, with petrol retailing at Rs 89.54 per litre and diesel at Rs 78.42 per litre. While a litre of petrol is being sold for Rs 83.91 and diesel for Rs 75.53 in Kolkata, the petrol and diesel prices in Chennai rose to Rs 85.31 and Rs 78 respectively.
On Monday petrol was being sold at Rs 82.06 per litre (increased by Rs 0.15 per litre), while diesel was at Rs 73.78 per litre.
The Union Government has also been facing flak in the past few weeks for not implementing stringent measures to curb prices. The Centre has maintained that external factors, including a rise in international crude oil prices, are influencing domestic fuel prices