In the financial capital of the country, Mumbai, the petrol and diesel prices were raised by 85 paise a litre and it will be sold at Rs 111.67 and Rs 95.85 per litre respectively. In Chennai, the price of petrol is Rs 102.91 per litre, which was increased by 75 paise and diesel is Rs 92.95 after an increase by 76 paise per litre.
While in Kolkata, the price of petrol was increased by 83 paise per litre and the diesel was increased by 80 paise per litre. Petrol and diesel will be sold at Rs 106.34 at Rs 91.42 per litre respectively in Kolkata.
Petrol and diesel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax. In the first hike in four months, the fuel prices were raised on Tuesday.
In the last two years Union government drastically increased via Excise duty cess route ( non returnable to India states ) up to 32 Rupees per litre .
After many protest On November 4, the government had slashed excise duty on petrol by 5 Rupees per litre and diesel by 10 Rupees per litre to bring rates slightly down from the record-high levels.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Opposition parties created a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha against rising fuel prices in the country.
The Opposition parties, including Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena and Congress, created pandemonium after the Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected their plea to hold a discussion over rising fuel prices under Rule 267.