India: Diesel prices cross ₹100 per litre mark

Petrol price is also inching towards ₹100 mark in Bengaluru as the fuel is now sold at ₹99.33 a litre, the second-highest among metros after Mumbai. The financial capital has the highest fuel rates among metros. Petrol is currently sold at ₹102.30 per litre in Mumbai and diesel at ₹94.39 a litre.

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The price of diesel crossed the ₹100 per litre mark for the first time in the country on Saturday as it is now sold at ₹100.05 a litre in Rajasthan’s Ganganagar after state-run oil companies raised auto fuel rates for the 23rd time in 40 days.The latest hike took auto fuel rates to yet another record across the country as pump prices of petrol jumped by 27 paise per litre and diesel by 23 paise on Saturday. The latest hike has made petrol costlier by ₹5.72 per litre and diesel by ₹6.25 across the country since May 4, a day after the result of five assembly polls was declared.

Petrol in Delhi is now sold at ₹96.12 per litre and diesel at ₹86.98 a litre. While fuel rates in Delhi are the benchmark for the entire country, retail prices of the two fuels differ from place to place because of variations in state taxes and local levies.

Petrol price is also inching towards ₹100 mark in Bengaluru as the fuel is now sold at ₹99.33 a litre, the second-highest among metros after Mumbai. The financial capital has the highest fuel rates among metros. Petrol is currently sold at ₹102.30 per litre in Mumbai and diesel at ₹94.39 a litre.

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