Oil tanker overturns, locals rush to collect fuel

Karnataka, September 1 : An oil tanker overturned in Jevargi town in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka  and locals rush to collect fuel as petrol prices are increasing on a daily basis across the country.

In Delhi, petrol is selling at a price of Rs. 78.68 per litre, implying a hike of 16 paise. In Mumbai, fuel price breached the Rs 86 mark, and was seen retailing at Rs 86.06 per litre. Petrol is priced at Rs. 81.60 for one litre in Kolkata and Rs. 81.77 per litre in Chennai, data from IOC app showed. The revised rates are applicable from 6 am on September 1st. Notably, this is the seventh consecutive day of petrol and diesel hike by the oil marketing companies.

The clamour over rising oil prices assumed focus as the Congress accused the Narendra Modi-led government of selling petrol and diesel to other nations at far cheaper rates than to Indian citizens and alleged the people, who were suffering due to the all-time high prices, would give it a befitting reply in elections for this “betrayal. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed the common man was suffering due to spiralling prices of such products and the government had “looted” the country of over Rs 11 lakh crore due to levy of “monstrous taxes”.

The tanker was carrying 8,000 litres of diesel and 4,000 litres of petrol. 



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