Fuel prices witnessed yet another drop on Friday, with petrol and diesel being sold at Rs 78.06 per litre (decrease by ₹ 0.15) and ₹ 72.74 per litre (decrease by ₹ 0.15), respectively in New Delhi.
Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai are ₹ 83.57 per litre (decrease by 15 paise) and ₹ 76.22 (decrease by 16 paise), respectively.
Meanwhile, a litre of petrol is being retailed at ₹ 79.98 (decrease by 35 paise) in Kolkata, while diesel is being sold at ₹ 74.60 per litre (decrease by 15 paise).
In Chennai, petrol and diesel currently cost ₹ 81.08 per (decrease by 16 paise) and ₹ 76.89 (increase by 16 paise).
Fuel prices had earlier witnessed a relentless hike in the country, burning a hole in the commuter's pocket.
In this regard, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had on October 4 announced a reduction of ₹ 2.50 per litre on both petrol and diesel prices after curbing excise duty on the commodity by ₹ 1.50 per litre and urged respective state governments to slash the same amount at their end.