Fuel prices are increasing day by day and hitting a new lifetime high across the country. The price of petrol crossed the Rs 90 mark in Mumbai on Monday after an 11 paise hike; a litre now costs Rs 90.08. That’s an increase of 11 paisa – the same hike as in Delhi, where a litre of petrol costs Rs 82.72. The rates went up in other metros too; petrol costs Rs 84.54 per litre in Kolkata and Rs 85.99 per litre in Chennai.
Diesel prices also rose today. Diesel is now being sold at Rs 78.58 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 74.02 per litre in Delhi, Rs 75.87 per litre in Kolkata and Rs 78.26 per litre in Chennai. Delhi has the cheapest fuel rates among all metros and most state capitals because of lower taxes. Mumbai has the highest sales tax or Value Added Tax.