Petrol, Diesel Price Kept Unchanged Today After Days of Consecutive Hike; Delhi High Court to Hear PIL on Soaring Fuel Rates
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New Delhi, Sept 12: After days of consecutive hike, the oil corporations on Wednesday left the fuel rates unchanged. The prices of petrol and diesel will remain the same as it was announced at 6am yesterday. Check the city-wise rates here.

The incumbent petrol prices in Delhi and Mumbai are Rs 80.87 a litre and Rs 88.26 a litre, respectively. In Kolkata, the price is Rs 83.75 per litre, whereas, motorists in Chennai are charged Rs 84.05/litre. Meanwhile, the per litre rate of diesel is Rs 77.47 a litre in Mumbai and Rs 72.97 in Delhi.

A petition will be heard in the Delhi High Court today, demanding a halt in the daily revision of petrol and diesel prices by the state-owned oil companies. The plea, filed by Delhi-based designer Pooja Mahajan, has demanded the government to bring fuel rates under the Essential Commodities Act.

"The government is not playing its true role which the government ought to have played but instead of that it has given a open hand to these oil companies to exploit the public at large and to charge/demand enhanced prices by assuming and presuming the cost of crude oil at the international level," The petition read.

The plea has also sought a response from the government on why the fuel rates were not revised on daily basis during the 22-day period leading to the assembly elections in Karnataka.

"There is no explanation on the part of government/OMCs that why the fuel prices remained static for approximately 22 days during the Karnataka elections. This factual position do establish that the government is indirectly controlling the fuel prices and do establish that fuel prices have some connection with the elections," the petition added.