Petrol prices in the national capital remained unchanged at Rs 76.43 per litre. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s largest fuel retailer, has in the last 14 days reduced the price of petrol by Rs 2 per litre and diesel prices by Rs 1.46 per litre in Delhi. Similar cuts were initiated in other parts of the country.
Petrol prices in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai too remained unchanged at Rs 79.10, Rs 84.26 and Rs 79.33 per litre, respectively, today.
Similarly, diesel prices in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai remained unchanged at Rs 70.40, Rs 72.24 and Rs 71.62 per litre, respectively.
The decline in petrol, diesel prices follows the 16-day hike which jacked up fuel prices to their highest levels in India, with price of petrol reaching Rs 78.43 a litre and diesel prices Rs 69.31 per litre on May 29.
IOC had between 14 May and 29 May increased petrol prices by Rs 3.80 per litre and diesel prices by Rs 3.38 per litre in the national capital, post the 19-day fuel price freeze before Karnataka elections.
Similar price hikes were implemented in other cities across the nation fueling nation-wide protests and a call for excise duty cut.
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