New Delhi, September 10: There seems to be no relief in sight for commuters as fuel prices continue to soar. A litre of Petrol in Mumbai is at Rs 88.12 (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) and diesel is being sold at Rs 77.32/litre (increase by Rs 0.23/litre). In Delhi, petrol has crossed Rs 80 mark and is at Rs 80.73 (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) and diesel at Rs 72.83/litre (increase by Rs 0.22/litre). Bharat Bandh Today: Schools, Colleges to Be Closed in Several States, Essential Services to Remain Unaffected; Know What’s Open and Shut on September 10.
Today Congress party has called for a nationwide shutdown to protest against the surge in fuel prices and a decline in rupee value against the dollar. Normal life will take a hit in many states as taxi and auto services, Government and private bus services, airport taxis, Cinema halls, multiplexes and shopping malls are believed to be affected by the nationwide shutdown. It must be noted that the nationwide shutdown on Monday will be observed from 9 am to 3 pm.
Petrol at Rs 80.73/litre (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) and diesel at Rs 72.83/litre (increase by Rs 0.22/litre) in Delhi. Petrol at Rs 88.12/litre (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) and diesel at Rs 77.32/litre (increase by Rs 0.23/litre) in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/DqVtFusOdr
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According to figures released by the Reserve Bank of India on Friday, India’s current account deficit expanded to 2.4 percent of GDP in the June quarter from 1.9 percent in the three-month period before due to the price of crude oil. Till now, the government has been non-committal on calls to cut taxes.