Petrol, diesel price today: Fuel rates remain unchanged for fifth straight day
There has been no change in the prices of petrol and diesel by the state-owned oil companies even on the fifth day. On Wednesday, the Kejriwal government had cut the price of petrol by ₹8.56 in Delhi, while there was no change in the price of diesel.
The petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Monday across various cities in the country including the national capital Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc.
Currently, the cost of one litre of petrol in Delhi stands at ₹95.41 per litre and of diesel at ₹86.67 per litre.
In the country’s financial capital, the petrol and diesel prices have remained static at ₹109.98/litre and ₹94.14 per litre, respectively.
As for Kolkata and Chennai, petrol and diesel cost ₹104.67 and ₹89.79 and ₹101.40 and ₹91.43 respectively in Chennai.
Prices differ from state to state, depending on the incidence of local taxes and cost of transportation.
Meanwhile, the total incidence of taxes on petrol has come down to 50 per cent and that on diesel to 40 per cent following a reduction in excise duty by the central government, and by a slightly higher proportion in states that have also cut local sales tax or VAT on the fuel.
Meanwhile, Work is underway to set up charging stations for electric vehicles at 22,000 of the 70,000 petrol pumps across the country, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Friday.
Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said the first priority would be to set up such charging stations for electric vehicles at express highways, highways and populated cities.