Petrol and diesel prices continued to rise for the 11th straight day and touch new highs across the country on Friday, February 19, 2021. In the national capital, petrol price was hiked by 31 paise per litre and diesel got dearer by 33 paise.
With the latest price hike, petrol today breached the Rs 90-mark in Delhi and is now retailing at Rs 90.19 a litre while diesel is selling at Rs 80.60. In the financial capital Mumbai, petrol price now stands at Rs 96.62 while diesel costs Rs 87.67.
In Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar, petrol climbed to Rs 100.82 and diesel soared to Rs 92.83 per litre. This is the highest retail price of the key auto fuels across the country. It was followed by Madhya Pradesh’s Anuppur, where petrol today costs Rs 100.57 per litre and diesel is retailing at Rs 91.04, data available on Indian Oil Corporation’s website showed. Petrol had hit the Rs 100/litre-mark for the first time on Wednesday.