A day after the Congress and other political parties called a nationwide shutdown to protest against the rising fuel prices, prices of petrol and diesel continued to soar in the Delhi and Mumbai on Tuesday, September 11.
In Delhi, the price of petrol has reached at Rs 80.87 per litre while diesel is being sold at Rs 72.97. The prices of both petrol and diesel witnessed a hike of 14 paise per litre in the national capital.
Meanwhile in the financial capital of the country Mumbai, petrol and diesel touched a new high of Rs 88.26 per litre and Rs 77.47 per litre, respectively. Locals told news agency ANI that prices were increasing everyday and they appeal to the government to reduce the prices. "We will be less burdened if they do so," they said.
According to a News 18 report, petrol prices reached as high as Rs 90 per litre in Maharashtra's Parbhani on Tuesday, September 11 making it the costliest in any Indian city.
On Monday, September 10, as many as 21 opposition parties had come together to hold a nationwide strike against the rising prices of petrol and diesel and the falling value of the rupee against the US dollar. Hitting out at the BJP-led central government, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that the Modi government has done a number of things which were against the interest of the nation and that the time to change the government will come soon.
(With inputs from ANI)