New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were revised downwards for the third consecutive day on Saturday in what seems to be a huge relief for citizens. It may be noted that the prices of both essential fuels fell steeply.
Prices of petrol fell steeply by almost 38-40 paise and is retailing at Rs 81.99 per litre in Delhi. In Mumbai, a litre of petrol would now cost Rs 87.46 in comparison to almost Rs 88 per litre a day ago. In Kolkata, too, the price came down from the Rs 84-mark; it is now retailing at Rs 83.83 per litre.
The reduction in petrol prices over the last few days has also helped stabilisation of prices in cities such as Patna and Trivandrum where the rates for petrol are among the highest.
In Noida, the price of petrol has come down below the Rs 80-mark—something that has attracted more citizens to come from neighbouring states. As of now, Chandigarh seems to have the lowest rate at Rs 77.41 per litre.
In Kolkata, a litre of petrol cost Rs 83.83, down from Rs 84.21 on Friday. Diesel was priced at Rs 77.21, down from Rs 77.33 per litre. In Chennai, the price of petrol declined from Rs 85.63 per litre to Rs 85.22, while the price of diesel reduced by 13 paise to Rs 79.69.
On October 4, the Centre decided to intervene in the market and reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2.50 each. On Thursday, fuel prices reduced for the first time since October 5.