New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices today were decreased in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. While Monday’s reduction was in the range of 19-21 paise per litre in case of petrol compared to the previous day’s prices, diesel prices were cut by 15-16 paise per litre in the four metros, according to data from Indian Oil Corporation.
Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 76.58 a litre, down from Rs 78.35, according to a price notification issued by state-owned oil firms.
Diesel rates have been cut to Rs 67.95 per litre from Rs 69.25 in Delhi. Petrol prices on Monday were at Rs 76.58, Rs 79.25 a litre, Rs 84.41 a litre and Rs 79.48 per litre in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai respectively.
Diesel prices on Monday cost at Rs 67.95 a litre in Delhi, Rs 70.5 a litre in Kolkata, Rs 72.35 a litre in Mumbai and Rs 71.73 a litre in Chennai. Prices vary from state-to-state depending on local sales tax or VAT. Delhi has the cheapest price among all metros and most state capitals.