By: Lavanya Rautela
Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday increased for the 10th consecutive day in the national capital. Fuel levels have been increased by 34 paisaas. People are burdened with the price of petrol and the owners of the petrol pumps are also facing the heat. The price of ordinary petrol exceeded ₹ 100 per liter in the Rajasthan district of Sriganganagar on Wednesday.
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Following today’s price review, petrol in the national capital now sells for Rs 89.54 a liter and diesel for Rs 79.95. In the financial capital of Mumbai, the price of petrol now stands at Rs 96.00 while diesel costs Rs 86.98. Petrol prices vary from province to province and taxes are levied on both the federal and state governments. The relentless hike in fuel prices has been criticized by the Opposition, including the Congress party, that has demanded an immediate cut in taxes to ease the burden on the common man.
Last week, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in a reply in Rajya Sabha had said that government was not currently looking at cutting taxes on petrol and diesel.