New Delhi: Petrol prices in Mumbai touched a record high of Rs.103.89 per litre on Thursday. The petrol prices have been increased by 26 paise per litre, while diesel is priced at Rs. 95.79 per litre.
Petrol and diesel rates in Chennai were at Rs. 98.88 and Rs. 92.89 per litre respectively, while in Kolkata, the price of petrol and diesel were at Rs. 97.63 and Rs. 91.15 per litre respectively.
In New Delhi, the petrol prices have been hiked by 26 paise. Petrol is being sold at Rs. 97.50 per litre. Diesel prices have increased by 7 paise and are standing at Rs. 88.30 a litre today.
On Wednesday, petrol was priced at Rs. 97.50 per litre and diesel at Rs. 88.23 per litre in the national capital.
The rates of fuel and diesel have been increased across India, and differ from state to state depending on the value-added tax.
The fuel prices continue to surge across the country and have even crossed Rs.100 mark in many states.
The Congress party plans to stage an agitation against inflation and rising fuel prices, sources said on Monday.
According to the sources, the Congress party is preparing to hit the streets against the issue of price rise across country.
The top leaders of Congress party are likely to make a strategy for agitation against the rising fuel prices and inflation and corner the BJP-led government at the Centre.
Recently, Congress held a nationwide demonstration against the high prices of petrol and diesel.
On Wednesday, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has blamed the UPA regime for fuel price rise in the country, stating that Congress had left millions of crores of rupees debt on the current government, due to which the Centre has to pay both its interest, as well as its price.
(With ANI Inputs)