New Delhi: For the seventh time in the last eight days, the fuel price was hiked on Tuesday. According to price notification of Indian Oil Corporation, petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 100.21 as against Rs 99.41 per litre previously while diesel Rs 91.47 as against Rs 90.77 per litre, pinching the pockets of the common people.
In Delhi, petrol price has been increased by 80 paise while diesel by 70 paise. In Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 109.68 per litre ((increased by 83 paise) while diesel is at Rs Rs 94.62 (increased by 70 paise).
In Mumbai, a litre of petrol is available at Rs 115.04 while diesel is at Rs 99.25 per litre (increased by 85 paise and 75 paise respectively).
In Chennai, petrol costs Rs 105.94 per litre while diesel Rs 96.00 per litre (increased by 76 paise and 67 paise respectively).
The oil companies have been increasing the fuel price since March 22 (except on March 24). The fuel prices were on freeze since November 4, 2021, but the record 137 days hiatus ended on March 22 with an 80 paise per litre increase in rates of petrol and diesel. Ever since fuel price has been increased, it is a trending topic on social media. The netizens have flooded Twitter with memes on fuel price hike.
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