New Delhi, Sept 11: Despite the nationwide shutdown called by the Opposition parties to oppose the consecutive hikes in fuel prices, the rates were increased again on Tuesday by the state-owned oil corporations. The price of petrol and diesel were raised by 14 paise in both Delhi and Mumbai, bringing them to Rs 80.87/litre and Rs Rs 88.26/litre, respectively.
Diesel prices were also raised by 14 paise in Delhi, bringing it to Rs 72.97/litre. In Mumbai, diesel rate was hiked by 15 paise, bringing it to Rs 77.47.litre.
In Chennai, per litre prices and diesel were revised to Rs 84.05 and Rs 77.13. In Kolkata, petrol would be sold at Rs 83.75/litre, whereas, the rate of diesel has been surged to Rs 75.82/litre.
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The fresh hikes comes a day after Bharat Bandh was called by 21 political parties led by the Congress to protest the record-high surge of fuel prices. "The crude oil prices are nowhere as near as they were during the UPA era. But the petrol and diesel prices are continuously being hiked, causing an unprecedented burden on the common man. Will Modi ji reveal to us why," questioned Rahul Gandhi.
The ruling BJP, however, expressed inability to cut down the fuel prices at this stage, saying they are bound by the international market. "We share the concern of the people, but this hike is not imposed by us. The international prices are going up," said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.