Petrol and diesel prices have gone up by Rs 2.74 per litre and Rs 2.83 a litre (Delhi rates) in just five hikes by state-owned oil companies since June 7.
The fuel prices were raised by 60 paise per litre each on Thursday, marking the fifth such daily hike since state-owned oil companies ended an 82-day pause in rate revisions and returned to the normal practice of reviewing oil prices daily after coronavirus lockdown.
The price change took effect from 6 am on Thursday. Petrol rates in Delhi are raised to Rs 74 per litre from Rs 73.40, while Diesel prices are hiked to Rs 72.22 a litre from Rs 71.62, as per the price notification of state-run Indian Oil Corporation, India's largest fuel retailer.
Rates have increased across the country and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT.
Below mentioned are the current petrol and diesel prices in metro cities (in rupees per litre):