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Fuel prices hiked for 17th consecutive day; petrol at Rs 79.76/litre, diesel at Rs 79.40/litre in Delhi

The petrol price in Delhi was hiked by 20 paise to Rs 79.76 per litre, while the diesel rate were increased to Rs 79.40 per litre.

June 23, 2020 / 12:57 PM IST
5. If you doubt the quantity, ask for a measuring test. Petrol Pumps usually have a 5-litre jar supplied by the Weights and Measures Department. Use this to fill up the can yourself and if anything less than the amount fills up, you can report the pump to the police. (Representative image)

5. If you doubt the quantity, ask for a measuring test. Petrol Pumps usually have a 5-litre jar supplied by the Weights and Measures Department. Use this to fill up the can yourself and if anything less than the amount fills up, you can report the pump to the police. (Representative image)

Petrol price on June 23 was hiked by 20 paise per litre and diesel by 55 paise per litre as oil companies increased prices for the 17th day in a row.

The hike in fuel prices on June 23 took the cumulative increase to a steep Rs 8.5 per litre for petrol and Rs 10.01 per litre for diesel.

The petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs 79.76 per litre from Rs 79.56, while the diesel rate were increased to Rs 79.40 per litre, according to a price notification of state oil marketing companies.

Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or value added tax.

The 17th daily increase in rates, since oil companies on June 7 restarted revising prices in line with costs after ending an 82-day hiatus in rate revision, has taken diesel prices to fresh highs. Petrol price too is at a two-year high.
PTI
first published: Jun 23, 2020 09:51 am

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