Diesel price here has gone up by a record Rs.20 a litre in 10 months, while petrol escalated by Rs.19, leaving motorists and transporters fuming. Mumbai witnessed hikes for the seventh consecutive day on Monday as petrol touched a new all time high of Rs.95.46 a litre, while diesel went up to Rs.86.34.
Parbhani’s petrol price broke records to retail at Rs.97.63 a litre — Rs.2.37 shy of the Rs.100-mark. The rate of premium petrol (with additives) at pumps in Parbhani crossed Rs.100 on Monday.
The price of fuel in neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai was higher than Mumbai. Petrol was hiked on Monday to Rs.95.58, while diesel was revised to Rs.86.46. The highest price of diesel in the state was in Amravati (Rs.87.73).
CNG was hiked by Rs.1.50 to Rs.49.40 a kg at over 200 city pumps. The rate for a 14.2kg domestic LPG cylinder was hiked few days back by Rs.25 to Rs.719.