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Petrol price hike  continued to rise to new highs after continuously rising of fuel rates for the 13th consecutive day on Sunday, February 21.

Day after crossing the Rs 90 mark, petrol prices in Delhi rose to Rs 90.58 per litre with an increase of 39 paise. While diesel prices soared to Rs 80.97 per litre with a hike of 37 paise over the previous day’s rate.

Over the last 12 days, petrol prices have gone up by a total of Rs 3.64 per litre while the diesel rates have risen by Rs 4.18 a litre in the national capital region. In Noida, the price for petrol surged to Rs 88.92 per litre while diesel rates went up to Rs 81.41 per litre.

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Petrol prices in Maharashtra surpassed the Rs 97 per litre mark with a hike of 38 paise while diesel rose to Rs 87.06 per litre after an increase of 39 paise.

In Kolkata, the price of petrol rose to Rs 91.78 per litre while diesel now costs Rs 84.56 per litre. Petrol prices in Tamil Nadu, too, went up to Rs 92.59 per litre while diesel started to retail at Rs 85.98 per litre.

Meanwhile, in Karnataka, petrol prices rose to Rs 93.67 per litre after a hike of Rs 1.30 while diesel rates reached Rs 85.84 with an increase of 10 paise.

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Petrol and diesel Prices Today (Feb 20)

City Petrol (Rs/litre) Diesel (Rs/litre)
 Delhi 90.58 80.97
 Kolkata 91.78 84.56
 Mumbai 97.00 88.06
 Chennai 92.59 85.98
 Bengaluru 93.61 85.84
 Hyderabad 93.18 88.31
 Patna 92.91 86.22
 Bhopal 98.60 89.23
 Jaipur 97.10 89.44
 Gurugram 88.54 81.55

To be noted, Petrol has crossed Rs 100 mark in several cities and in several other cities it is nearing Rs 100 per litre.

Earlier, during her budget speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the imposition of Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC) of Rs 2.5 per litre on petrol and Rs 4 per litre on diesel.

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