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New Delhi, May 11: Petrol and diesel prices rose again on Tuesday, pushing petrol from Nanded (Maharashtra) in Maharashtra to Rs 100 per liter in many places in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. According to the price notification issued by the public sector oil marketing companies, the price of petrol has gone up by 2 paise per liter and diesel by 30 paise. With this increase, the price of petrol and diesel has reached the highest level in the country. Petrol is now available in Delhi at Rs 91.80 per liter and diesel at Rs 82.36 per liter.
This is the sixth increase in prices since May 4. Earlier, public sector oil marketing companies did not change prices for 18 days during the Assembly elections in five states, including West Bengal. Due to price hike, the price of petrol has crossed Rs 100 per liter in many cities in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Fuel prices in different states depend on local taxes such as VAT and freight. Vary Rajasthan imposes the highest value added tax (VAT) on petrol in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh. Read also: This great feature of WhatsApp will be coming soon, now login to desktop without mobile
Petrol (Rs 100.70 per liter) and diesel (Rs 95.06 per liter) are the most expensive in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district. Apart from this, Jaisalmer and B Kane Reo petrol have crossed the Rs 100 level. Similarly, in Shahdal, Rewa, Chhindwara and Balagat in Madhya Pradesh, the price of petrol has crossed Rs 100 per liter. Petrol is being sold at Rs 98.12 per liter in Mumbai and diesel at Rs 89.48 per liter.