New Delhi, May 22 : The hike in Petrol and diesel prices continued for the ninth day on Tuesday amidst reports that the government was mulling steps to check it.
Petrol prices were hiked in the range of 29-32 paise per litre across Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, while diesel prices were lifted by 26-28 paise per litre, compared to the previous day.
On Tuesday, a litre of petrol was sold at Rs 76.87 in Delhi, Rs 79.53 in Kolkata, Rs 84.7 in Mumbai and Rs 79.79 in Chennai, according to Indian Oil.
Diesel was sold at Rs 68.08 per litre in Delhi, Rs 70.63 per litre in Kolkata, Rs 72.48 per litre in Mumbai and Rs 71.87 per litre in Chennai.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that the government was looking at ways to keep rising fuel prices in check.