• Petrol, diesel prices increase again today; details here

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    This is the 13th price rise since the end of a four-and-a-half-month rate adjustment break on March 22.


    Digital Desk: The price of petrol and diesel was increased by 80 paise per litre on Tuesday (April 5), bringing the total increase in rates in the last two weeks to 9.20 per litre.


    According to a price notification from state fuel distributors, petrol in Delhi will now cost 104.61 per litre, up from 103.81 before, while diesel rates will rise from 95.07 to 95.87 per litre. One litre of petrol will cost 105.60 in Gurugram, while one litre of diesel will cost 93.30.


    In Mumbai, petrol prices have increased by 84 paise to 119.67 per litre, while diesel prices have increased by 85 paise to 103.92 per litre.


    Petrol and diesel prices in Chennai are 110.09 and 100.18 per litre, respectively. Petrol costs 114.28 rupees in Kolkata (up 83 rupees) and diesel costs 99.02 rupees (increased by 80 paise). One litre of petrol will cost 110.25 in Bengaluru, while one litre of diesel will cost 94.01.


    This is the 13th price rise since the end of a four-and-a-half-month rate adjustment break on March 22. Overall, the cost of gasoline has increased by Rs. 9.20 a litre.


    Reportedly, prices are expected to rise in the coming days due to the sharp increase in crude oil prices in international markets. It will have a drastic impact on other prices, causing price pressure and harming growth while also affecting the prices of other items. 



    The Rajya Sabha was also adjourned for the day on Monday due to multiple interruptions caused by the rising prices of petroleum products and essential commodities. The Opposition protested as their demand to discuss over the issue was denied.



    Last month, the Upper House faced a similar protest, resulting in an adjournment due to rising fuel prices.

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