Fuel prices witness a hike first time in the new year

Last Modified Monday, 7 January 2019 (17:19 IST)
New Delhi: increased on Monday after a gap of 20 days as the price hike comes on the back of an increase of over 8 percent in brent rates in the last seven days. prices were hiked by 21-22 paise per litre across major cities while became costlier by 8-9 paise per litre.
In the national capital, petrol is retailing at Rs 68.50 a litre while diesel costs Rs 62.24 per litre.In Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 74.16, becomes costlier by 21 paise while diesel price was hiked by 8 paise per litre to Rs 65.12.
Similarly, in Noida, petrol was hiked by 29 paise per litre to Rs 69.79 and diesel was hiked by 20 paise to Rs 61.93 as compared to 61.73 on Sunday. 
In Gurugram, petrol prices increased to Rs 69.82 and diesel price rose to Rs 62.54.
In Chennai, petrol costs Rs 71.07 per litre while diesel is at Rs 65.70 a litre. Whereas in Kolkata, petrol is at Rs 70.64 and diesel at Rs 64.01 a litre.(UNI)