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Petrol Price Crosses Rs 100-Mark in Delhi

Delhi is the last of the metro cities to see petrol rising above the Rs 100-a-litre mark. Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune already have prices above that mark.

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Petrol, at present, is retailing above the ₹100 per litre mark in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and many other cities.

New Delhi: The price of petrol crossed Rs 100-mark in the national capital and stood at Rs 100.21 per litre on Wednesday. The price of diesel in Delhi was Rs 89.53 per litre.

“Petrol price is increasing every day. It was at Rs 99 yesterday and today it has crossed Rs 100. We hope the price of petrol decreases as soon as possible so that the public can get relief,” said Sankalp. Another resident Dilip Kumar said that the increasing fuel prices have broken the backbone of the public.

Petrol price on Wednesday crossed the Rs 100-a-litre mark after fuel prices were increased in line with firming international oil trends. The price of petrol was increased by 35 paise per litre and diesel by 23 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

Delhi is the last of the metro cities to see petrol rising above the Rs 100-a-litre mark. Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune already have prices above that mark.

Petrol price at a high of Rs 108.63 per litre in Bhopal, diesel at Rs 98.40 per litre, while in Kolkata petrol prices climbed over Rs 100 per litre on Wednesday and is now retailing at Rs 100.23 per litre and price of diesel is at Rs 92.50 per litre.

Rates have been increased across the country and differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax.

The fuel prices have continued to soar across the country and surpassed Rs 100-mark in many states.

Meanwhile, Congress has decided to launch a 10-day nationwide agitation against inflation from July 7.

“Moved by the plight of the people already suffering on account of the COVID pandemic, rampant unemployment and salary cuts, the Congress Party has decided to launch nationwide agitation programs at Block, District and State levels. These programs shall be implemented by the State units between July 7 and July 17, 2021. It shall comprise Congress Party Leaders, AICC frontal organisations including Mahila Congress leaders and members, aided by scores of ordinary party workers all over the country,” reads a Congress statement.

According to Congress’s statement, party leaders and workers would take out Cycle Yatra at district levels. The party leaders and workers will also take out march and processions at the state level. A signature campaign will be run at all petrol pumps across the country demanding a reduction in fuel prices.

(With Inputs from ANI and PTI)