On Monday, after a day's break, oil and diesel prices were on hike again. Petrol prices fell by 5 paises while diesel levels fell by 13 paises.
Although on Sunday, after 21 days of consecutive hikes, both fuel prices remained unchanged, oil marketing companies have again risen prices today, suggesting that rates could rise even higher this week.
Petrol had been retailing at Rs 80.43 per litre in Delhi, the national capital, while diesel will now cost Rs 80.53 per litre. Petrol prices in Mumbai have risen to Rs 87.19 per litre, while diesel retails at Rs 78.83.
Across Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan at least 13 major cities are now going to pay over Rs 80 for a liter of petrol with the highest rates in cities. Petrol price has already reached Rs 90 per litre in the Balaghat at Madhya Pradesh.
Meanwhile, diesel prices are also increasingly increasing in India, with many cities already paying a liter of fuel over Rs 80. Again, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh cities currently have the highest diesel prices.
At least 7 major cities pay for one liter of diesel over 75 Rs per litre.
The continuing increase in the price of petrol and diesel has caused concern among the people of the country, with the high price of fuel now hitting many industries.