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File photo: A man looks at the counter as a vehicles is filled with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi. Petrol and diesel prices have seen a significant increase since early parts of May. ( (Amal KS/HT PHOTO))
File photo: A man looks at the counter as a vehicles is filled with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi. Petrol and diesel prices have seen a significant increase since early parts of May. ( (Amal KS/HT PHOTO))

Full list of seven states where petrol is more than 100 for a litre

  • Petrol prices have breached triple-digit mark in as many as seven state capitals in the country and more are likely to join the list soon.

Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday remain unchanged once again but the already record rates continue to hurt consumers in ways more than one. Almost daily hikes in fuel rates across the country has fired both petrol and diesel to unprecedented rates with per litre price of petrol now above 100 in as many as seven state capitals in the country.

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While Thursday marked the second day of petrol and diesel prices remaining unchanged, these remain at astronomically high levels with a litre of petrol at 104.90 in Mumbai. Diesel in Maharashtra's capital is at 96.72 for every litre.

Bhopal, capital city of Madhya Pradesh, is selling petrol at an even more astronomical rate of 107.07 for each litre and diesel here is at 97.93.

In neighbouring Rajasthan, a litre of petrol in Jaipur will cost you 105.54 while diesel is at 98.29 per litre.

If buying petrol in Karnataka's capital city of Bengaluru, be prepared for record rates too. Here, a litre of petrol is at 102.11 while diesel is being sold at 94.54.

Motorists in Bihar's Patna have to currently pay 100.81 while diesel is at 94.52 while the rates in Hyderabad stand at 102.69 and 97.20 per litre, respectively.

From north to south, petrol and diesel prices in Srinagar are at 101.78 and 92.80 and are at 100.79 and 95.74 in Thiruvananthapuram.

Check petrol and diesel prices in major Indian cities today - July 1, 2021:

Fuel rates in other major citiesPetrolDiesel
   
Delhi 98.81 89.81
Kolkata 98.64 92.03
Chennai 99.80 93.72
Chandigarh 95.03 88.81

The main reason for the variations in petrol and diesel prices are the differences in taxes and levies imposed by state governments on both fuels. These, apart from the taxes imposed by the central government, form a bulk of the final price that a consumer is charged.

This is what has also often led to a political slugfest with central government and states where opposition parties are in power asking each other to reduce taxes to provide relief to consumers. Recently, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan also said that the central government is using revenue generated to fund various welfare schemes in the country.

High oil prices, however, are likely to have a wider impact than just on the wallet of someone going to a fueling station. Many have begin pointing out to an impact on disposable incomes with families and increase in inflationary pressures.


  • First Published Date : 01 Jul 2021, 10:05 AM IST