Diesel price hits all-time high, petrol price highest in 4 years

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New Delhi, April 1: Petrol price on Sunday hit a four-year high of Rs. 73.73 a litre while diesel rates touched an all-time high of Rs. 64.58 in the national capital, renewing calls for the government to cut excise tax rates.

State-owned oil firms, which have been since June last year revising auto fuel prices daily, today raised petrol and diesel rates by 18 paise per litre each in Delhi, according to a price notification.

Petrol in the national capital now costs Rs. 73.73 a litre, the highest since September 14, 2014 when rates had hit Rs. 76.06. Diesel price at Rs. 64.58 is the highest ever, with the previous high of Rs. 64.22 being on February 7, 2018.

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