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Petrol, Diesel prices hiked again today

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New Delhi: Petrol price was on Friday hiked by 19 paise per litre and diesel by 28 paise, the second increase in rates in last two days.

With the fresh increase, a litre of petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 69.07 from Rs 68.88 per litre rate of Thursday, while diesel is now priced at Rs 62.81 per litre as compared to Rs 62.53 yesterday.

In Mumbai, petrol now costs Rs 74.72 a litre and diesel is priced at Rs 65.73, according to price notification issued by state-owned oil firms.

Rates vary from state to state depending on the rate of local sales tax or VAT.

The increase — third this month — comes on the back of a 38 paise increase in petrol rates and 29 paise in case of diesel announced on Thursday.

On January 7, the petrol price was hiked by 21 paise and diesel by 8 paise. Rates were unchanged on January 8 and 9.

In three hikes, petrol price has gone up by a total of 78 paise a litre and diesel by 55 paise, according to the price notification.

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