Alert: Petrol price hiked by Rs.2.19 a litre, diesel by 98 paise

New Delhi: Commuters will now have to shell out Rs.2.19 extra for a litre of petrol and 98 paisa extra for a litre of diesel.

Petrol will now cost Rs 61.87 per litre in Delhi, Rs 65.48 in Kolkata, Rs 67.96 in Mumbai and Rs 61.32 in Chennai.

Similarly, a litre of diesel will cost Rs 49.31 in Delhi, Rs 51.58 in Kolkata, Rs 56.09 in Mumbai and Rs 50.09 in Chennai.

"The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and the INR-USD exchange rate warrant increase in prices of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision," Indian Oil Corporation said in a statement.

The latest increase follows a stiffer hike of Rs 3.07 a litre on petrol and Rs 1.90 a litre in diesel rates.

(With agency inputs)

News24 Bureau