Petrol pump dealers on strike; here are petrol, diesel rates on Wednesday
On Wednesday, the citizens can heave a sigh of relief when it comes to the rate of petrol and diesel (fuel prices today) in India. The fuel rates today are stable in all metros, including at the country's capital, New Delhi and other cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.
State-owned oil companies Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL), Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) and Indian Oil (IOC) had on Sunday hiked diesel prices by 13 to 15 paise. After this increase, the price of diesel in Delhi had reached a record level.
Following this, the Punjab Petrol Pump Dealers' Association had announced the closure of all petrol pumps across Punjab today (i.e. Wednesday, July 29). The decision had been taken as Punjab has more tankers than Haryana, due to which petrol pump dealers and owners say that they have to bear a lot of damage.
According to the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)'s website, petrol is priced at Rs 80.43 per litre in Delhi. Diesel has been hiked by 15 paise to Rs 81.94 per litre. Petrol price in Mumbai has gone up to Rs 87.19 per litre and diesel by 14 paise to Rs 80.11 per litre.
(Source: DNA 30-07-2020)