After luring the common man for a day of festive happiness, the centre set the fuel prices on fire again. The fuel prices on Monday recorded a new high as the prices of petrol and diesel increased by 21 paise and 29 paise respectively across all metros.
According to the Indian Oil Corporation, the price of one litre petrol costs Rs. 82.03 and diesel costs Rs.73.82 in Delhi. Mumbai is selling petrol at Rs. 87.50 and diesel at Rs. 77.35 diesel.
Last week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, addressing the media, slashed the price of petrol by Rs.2.5 and diesel by Rs.1.5. The continuous surge in fuel prices since mid-Aug had created a stir among the commuters.
With the price of petrol touching Rs. 90 in parts of Maharashtra, common man are having a tough time coping with the rise in fuel prices.