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Petrol, diesel prices hiked

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Feb 2015, 07:03 pm
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IBNS): Adding pressure on consumers, petrol and diesel prices were hiked, hours after the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his General Budget on Saturday.

While petrol price was increased by Rs. 3.18 per litre, diesel price was hiked by Rs. 3.09 per litre.

" Increase in Retail Selling Price of Petrol by Rs. 3.18 /litre at Delhi (including State levies) with corresponding increase in other States," the Indian Oil Corporation said in a statement.

"Increase in Retail Selling Price of Diesel (Retail) by Rs. 3.09 /litre at Delhi (including State levies) with corresponding increase in other States," it said.

"Prices of Petrol and Diesel were last revised upwards w.e.f. 16th February'15 by Rs.0.82/ litre and Rs.0.61/ litre respectively (including State levies at Delhi). This increase in prices was effected on the back of increasing international oil prices," read the statement.