Petrol price crosses Rs 100 mark in Chennai, retails at Rs 105 in Maharashtra
New Delhi : After remaining steady for two days, the petrol prices have been hiked once again on Friday, taking the per litre price above Rs 100 in eight state capitals.
This was the first hike in the month of July and the prices were hiked by 35 paise; diesel prices were kept unchanged.
The recent revision took the rate of petrol to Rs 99.16 per litre in Delhi while diesel is currently at Rs 89.18. In Mumbai, petrol breached another psychological mark and is being sold at Rs 105.24 per litre. Diesel has reached Rs 96.72 per litre in India's financial capital.
Chennai became the latest state capital to join the list of cities where auto fuel is retailing above Rs 100. The current price of petrol in the city is Rs 100.13, whereas diesel is being retailed at Rs 93.72.
The other seven state capitals include Bhopal, Jaipur, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Patna and Thiruvananthapuram.
The fuel now costs people in 12 states and UTs over Rs 100 -- Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Ladakh, Bihar, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.