Kundan Singh, New Delhi: For the last two months, assembly elections were going on in four states and one union territory of the country. Because of this, the government oil companies did not increase the price of petrol and diesel.
During that time, the price of crude oil in the international market had increased a lot. But once the election results are out, the price rise has started once again. Today, the price of petrol and diesel has increased for the fourth consecutive day.
Earlier, on Tuesday (May 4), Wednesday (May 5) and Thursday (May 6), its prices had also seen a rise. Alam is that in four days, petrol has become expensive by 90 paise per liter. Whereas diesel has become expensive by 100 paise i.e. one rupee per liter.
Petrol in Delhi has become costlier by 28 paise to Rs 91.27 per liter and diesel has been costlier by 30 paise to Rs 81.73 per liter. In Mumbai, the price of petrol has increased by 27 paise and the price of diesel by 33 paise per liter. With this increase, petrol has reached Rs 97.61 and diesel Rs 88.82 per liter in Mumbai.
In Kolkata, petrol is being sold today for Rs 91.41 and diesel at Rs 84.57 per liter. While in Chennai, petrol price is Rs 93.15 and diesel price is Rs 86.65 per liter.
Petrol price is above Rs 100 in these cities
At the same time, there are many cities in the country where petrol is being sold above Rs 100 per liter. Petrol in Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan is priced at Rs 102.15 per liter. Similarly, petrol is being sold at Rs 101.86 per liter in Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, Rs 102.40 per liter in Madhya Pradesh, Rs 101.49 per liter in Rewa and petrol in Chhindwara is Rs 101.13 per liter.