New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices have continued to rise amid curfew in various parts of the country.
Petrol and diesel prices vary from state to state based on VAT and transportation costs imposed by state governments. Rajasthan has the highest VAT rate and petrol prices have already crossed Rs 100. Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are the next states to levy higher taxes. Petrol price has crossed 100 rupees there too. On the 4th, the price of a liter of petrol in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Lehi reached Rs. 100.
Today in Chennai petrol is priced at Rs 96.23 per liter and diesel at Rs 90.38 per liter. In the national capital, a liter of petrol sells for Rs 93.31 and in Mumbai for an unprecedented Rs 101.52. From May 4 to June 4, petrol and diesel prices were raised 18 times.