Fuel prices continued the upward route to break its own record of highest rate and touched the fresh high across the country on Monday. In Delhi, with an increase of 15 paise petrol touched Rs 82.06 per litre. The diesel price also jumped 6 paise and touched Rs 73.78 per litre.
In Mumbai, petrol touched Rs 89.44/litre (increased by Rs 0.15/litre). Likewise, diesel also recorded a new high and is being sold for Rs 78.33/litre (increased by Rs 0.7/litre).
On Saturday, while commenting on the rising fuel prices, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale had said that the same should be reduced.
“I’m not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am a minister. I may suffer if I lose my ministerial post. It’s understandable that people are suffering from rising fuel prices & it’s the duty of the govt to reduce them,” ANI quoted Athawale as saying.
Fuel prices have been on a rise since last few days, rising almost every day. Led by Congress, the opposition parties had on September 10 called for a nationwide shutdown to protest the mounting prices of fuel and other essential items.