New Delhi, Oct 6 : After a brief relief, the prices of petrol and diesel again surged on Saturday .The price of petrol in Mumbai raised up by 18 paise and is being sold at Rs 87.15 per litre on October 6. Petrol prices in Delhi are at Rs 81.68 per litre (increase by Rs 0.18) while Diesel is being sold at Rs 73.24 per litre (increase by Rs 0.29).
The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) increased the fuel prices across the country.
In Mumbai, Diesel price dropped by 70 paise to Rs 76.75 in the city following a Rs 1.56 per litre relief from the state on October 5.In Kolkata, the price of petrol now stands at Rs 83.52 per litre, down Rs 2.28, while that of diesel dropped Rs 2.21 to Rs 75.09 per litre.
The cost of petrol in Chennai is Rs 84.89 per litre, while the price of diesel stands at Rs 77.42 per litre.Earlier, the Central government on Thursday announced a cut of Rs 2.5 in petrol and diesel prices across the country and has asked all state governments to follow the suit by deducting the same amount in its value-added tax (VAT) charges.