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Fuel prices hiked again after a 2-day pause

Shiv Sena’s youth wing took a swipe at the BJP government, whose slogan during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 'Acche Din Aane Wale Hain' (good days are about to come). Four states have introduced tax relaxation on petrol and diesel prices.

Fuel prices hiked again after a 2-day pause
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After a two-day pause, fuel prices continued to soar to new highs. The rates of petrol and diesel were hiked on Tuesday, February 23.

In Mumbai, the price of petrol crossed INR 97 per litre mark after a hike of 34 paise, while diesel rates were increased by 38 paise to INR 88.44 per litre. Mumbaikars have to pay INR 97.34 for a litre of petrol.

With this, Shiv Sena’s youth wing took a swipe at the BJP government, whose slogan during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 'Acche Din Aane Wale Hain' (good days are about to come). On Monday, Yuva Sena hung hoardings at petrol pumps and roadside in Bandra West. The hoardings asked ‘Yahi Hain Acche Din?’ (are these the good days?).

Meanwhile, petrol and diesel prices were up again in the national capital and stood at INR 90.83 and INR 81.32 per litre, respectively. The price of petrol was increased by INR 25 paise while that of diesel by INR 35 paise.

The price of liquefied petroleum gas cylinder (14.2 kg domestic cylinder) has also increased by INR 50 per unit in Delhi on February 14, taking the cost of LPG gas to INR 769 per cylinder.

On Monday, February 22, four states have introduced tax relaxation on petrol and diesel prices. These states include – West Bengal, Rajasthan, Assam, and Meghalaya.

Petrol rates

Kolkata: Rs 91.12/ litre

Chennai: INR 92.90/litre

Bengaluru: INR INR 93.98/ litre

Noida: INR 88.92/ litre

Diesel rates

Kolkata: INR 84.20/litre

Chennai: INR 86.31/litre

Bengaluru: INR 86.21/ litre

Noida: INR 81.41/ litre

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