Petrol in Chennai costs Rs 99.47 per litre after the state government announced a tax cut of Rs 3 on the same on August 13, 2021, while fuel rates remained unaltered in other metro cities for the 29th straight day. Check the latest city-wise rates here.
- The cost of petrol in Delhi stands at Rs 101.84 per litre.
- The rate of a litre of petrol continues to remain steady at Rs 103.83 in Mumbai.
- Chennai is the only metro city where petrol costs less than Rs 100 per litre, at Rs 99.47 on Sunday.
The state oil marketing companies (OMCs) have not hiked the fuel rates for the twenty-nine consecutive day, keeping them steady on August 15, 2021. With no revision in the prices of petrol and diesel in Delhi, the rate of petrol in the national capital stands at Rs 101.84 per litre and diesel is retailing at Rs 89.87 per litre.
In Mumbai, the petrol prices were stable at Rs 107.83 per litre, the highest across all the metro cities and the rate of a litre of diesel is trading at Rs 97.45. On May 29, Mumbai became the first metropolitan city in India where petrol prices surpassed the Rs 100-a-litre mark.
In Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 102.8 per litre and diesel is trading at Rs 93.02. Chennai is the only metropolitan city in India where petrol costs less than Rs 100 per litre.
In Chennai, the rate of a litre of petrol is retailing at Rs 99.47 per litre while that of diesel is Rs 94.39 per litre.
Tamil Nadu govt reduces petrol rate by Rs 3 per litre:
In a big relief for Tamil Nadu, the DMK government on Friday announced that the price of petrol will be reduced by Rs 3 per litre. It is to be noted that the DMK government in its election manifesto had promised to reduce petrol rates by Rs 5 per litre and diesel by Rs 3 per litre.
State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan made the announcement in the first budget of MK Stalin’s government, adding that the government is likely to face a deficit of Rs 1,160 crores annually.
On July 17, 2021, petrol prices saw a hike of 30 paise in Delhi and have remained steady since then. Meanwhile, the diesel rates have remained unchanged in all the metro cities since July 15, 2021.
Fuel prices in MP, Rajasthan:
Even though the prices of petrol and diesel have not seen a jump for nearly a month now, they are skyrocketing in states such as Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
In Bhopal, the petrol price trades at Rs 110.20 per litre and diesel is retailing at Rs 98.67. On the other hand, in Jaipur, petrol is trading at Rs 109.10 per litre and diesel is available at Rs 99.38 per litre.
Rajasthan levies the highest VAT in the country, followed by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, suggest media reports.
Petrol prices cross Rs 100 mark in Bihar, Odisha:
The petrol prices also breached the Rs 100-a-litre mark in around fifteen states and also in a few districts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Even in cities like Patna, Bhubaneshwar and Trivandrum petrol prices have surpassed Rs 100 mark.
With the fuel rates remaining unaltered across the country for over a month now, the citizens, already facing the brunt of inflation, have heaved a sigh of relief. Despite the sharp fall in international crude prices, the OMCs have not reduced the rates of petrol and diesel in India.
The prices of petrol and diesel differ from state to state and also in cities, depending on the incidence of local taxes like value-added tax (VAT) and freight charges.
Petrol, diesel prices in Indian cities:
|CITY||PETROL(PER LITRE)||DIESEL(PER LITRE)|
|DELHI||Rs 101.84||Rs 89.87|
|MUMBAI||Rs 107.83||Rs 97.45|
|KOLKATA||Rs 102.8||Rs 93.02|
|CHENNAI||Rs 99.47||Rs 94.39|
|BANGALORE||Rs 105.25||Rs 95.26|
|PATNA||Rs 104.25||Rs 95.57|
|BHOPAL||Rs 110.20||Rs 98.67|