New Delhi: On Wednesday, the price of petrol in the capital crossed Rs 100 per liter. The price of petrol has been increased by 35 paise per liter and that of diesel by 23 paise per liter. Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 100.21 per liter and diesel Rs 89.53 per liter.
Petrol crosses 100 in 15 states, see list
With this, petrol has crossed Rs 100 in four metros of the country, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The 15 states of the country where petrol has crossed the 100 mark include Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Kerala, Bihar, Punjab, Ladakh, Sikkim and Delhi.
Petrol in the country on May 1 was Rs 90.40 per liter
Fuel rates across the country have reached new highs through several hikes in the last two months. Starting from the price line of Rs 90.40 per liter on May 1, the price of petrol in the national capital has now gone up to Rs 100 by 21 paise per liter, which is a sharp increase of Rs 9.81 per liter in the last 68 days. Similarly, diesel prices in the capital have also gone up by Rs 8.80 per liter in the last two months. In the 61 days between May and June, the price increased for 32 days.
Rahul targeted the government over the price of petrol and diesel
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targeted the Center over the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel, saying that The public’s vehicle may run on petrol or diesel, but the Modi government runs on tax collection. The Congress leader tweeted, "Whether your vehicle runs on petrol or diesel, Modi government runs on tax collection."