West Bengal’s Kolkata reported Rs 101.35 per litre for Fuel and Rs 92.81 per litre for diesel
Petrol prices in the national capital rose to Rs 101.19 per liter on Sunday, touching another record high figure. Meanwhile, diesel prices dipped to Rs 89.72 per liter. There has been an increase in the rate of petrol by 28 paise and diesel fell by 16 paise.
In Maharashtra’s capital city Mumbai, the retail price of both Fuel and diesel stood at Rs 107.20 per liter and Rs 97.29 per liter respectively. As for Bhopal, petrol prices soared to Rs 109.53 per liter, and diesel costs Rs 98.50 per liter.
Several political parties have protested against the increasing fuel prices across the country. Political leaders including BSP chief Mayawati, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have raised concerns over the rising fuel prices and demanded its reduction.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday took charge as the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and said his focus will be on increasing domestic production of crude oil and natural gas.
“Our focus will be on increasing domestic production of crude oil and natural gas. In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modl’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, we will work towards the development of a natural gas-based economy in the country,” said the newly appointed Minister.