After a day of pause, petrol prices were hiked again by 31 to 35 paise while diesel of 26 to 30 paise on June 29, taking fuel prices across the country to a historic high, according to a price notification by state-owned fuel retailers.
The increase, 32nd in less than two months, took petrol price in Delhi inches closer to Rs 99 per litre mark while diesel crossed Rs 89 per litre mark on the day. A litre of petrol and diesel now cost Rs 98.81 and Rs 89.18, respectively, in the national capital.
In Mumbai, petrol price hit an all-time high of Rs 104.90 a litre, with an increase of 34 paise from the previous day price of Rs 104.56 per litre. The city, on May 29, became the first metro in the country where petrol was being sold at over the Rs 100-a-litre mark.
Diesel also increased by 30 paise to retail at Rs 96.72 per litre in the financial capital, up from Rs 96.42 per litre.