According to sources at the Ministry of Petroleum, the petrol price has been raised by Rs4.12 and that of diesel by Rs4.69 per litre. Now a litre of petrol and diesel will be available to the consumers at (Diesel) Rs113.25 and (Petrol) Rs116.95 respectively.
The price of light diesel has been jacked up by Rs2.81 per litre to Rs101.24.
The above steps are expected to let loose a huge storm of price hike, as rates of all the essential items including edibles will sharply go up in the coming days. The worst-hit will once again be the masses including the people belonging to low and fixed income brackets.