New Delhi,06/07/19: Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by at least Rs 2.4 and Rs 2.36 a litre respectively across the metro cities on Saturday after the budget.
According to reports, a litre of petrol that cost Rs 70.51 in Delhi on Friday was increased by Rs 2.45 at Rs 72.96 per litre on Saturday.
The diesel price in Delhi, previously at Rs 64.33 a litre, has been hiked by Rs 2.36 to Rs 66.69 per litre
The report said in Mumbai, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 78.57, up by Rs 2.42 from the previous Rs 76.15 per litre. Diesel price has witnessed a hike of Rs 2.5, up at Rs 69.90 per litre from the previous price of Rs 67.40 per litre.
In Kolkata, it is up by Rs 2.4 and Rs 2.36 a litre respectively. Petrol which cost Rs 72.75 a litre till Friday, now costs Rs 75.15 per litre, while diesel price stood at Rs 68.59 per litre, up from Rs 66.23 per litre.
The petrol and diesel prices were expected to be up by Rs 2.5 and Rs 2.3 per litre respectively after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised taxes on Friday in Budget for 2019-20.
Sitharaman also levied Re 1 per tonne customs or import duty on crude oil. The new duty will give the government Rs 22 crore additionally, reports said.