Petrol breaches Rs 90 mark in Mumbai

Petrol breaches Rs 90 mark in Mumbai

The hike pushed petrol price in Delhi to Rs 82.72 per litre and diesel to Rs 74.02. PTI file photo.

Petrol prices on Monday breached the Rs 90 mark in Mumbai by touching Rs 90.08 per litre.

Petrol prices were hiked by 11 paise per litre and diesel by 5 paise per litre because of a dip in the value of Rupee and rise in international oil prices.

In Maharashtra, in at least 13 cities, petrol price was over Rs 90.

However, the highest rates are still in Parbhani town in Marathwada region, where petrol was sold at 91.91 per litre and diesel at Rs 79.15.

According to the Federation of Maharashtra Petroleum Dealers Association (FAMPEDA), petrol was sold in Nanded at Rs 91.61, Amravati Rs 91.31, Ratnagiri Rs 91.14 and Jalgaon at Rs 91.01 per litre.

Meanwhile, the Congress lashed out at the BJP-Shiv Sena government led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the high rates in Maharashtra.

“Petrol has crossed the Rs 90-mark in 13 cities of Maharashtra including  Nandurbar, Parbhani, Mumbai, Nanded, Latur, Jalna, Jalgaon, Hingoli, Gondia, Buldhana, Beed, Aurangabad and Ratnagiri among others. The CM should be ashamed,” Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam said.

"States like Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Rajasthan have already curbed taxes on fuel. The Maharashtra CM needs to do the same with immediate effect if he cares about the people of Mumbai and Maharashtra. We will keep protesting and voicing the plight of the common man until the Government takes an appropriate action," added Nirupam.

According to Nirupam, this rise in the cost of fuel has already started showing a direct impact on some products of the FMCG sector like detergents, soaps, hair oil and edible oil among others.

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