Petrol, Diesel Prices Hiked

State oil companies have raised the prices of petrol by Rs.1.39 per litre and diesel by Rs.1.04 per litre following an increase in the international rates.

The increase in prices excludes state levies. In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs.68.07 litre, up from Rs.66.29; and diesel comes for Rs.56.83litre, up from Rs.55.61.Retail prices in other states would vary according to the local levies.

On April 1, companies had cut prices of petrol by Rs.3.77 per litre and diesel by Rs.2.91 per litre.

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