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Fuel prices hiked again; petrol crosses `80 mark in Tuensang

NEW DELHI/DIMAPUR, SEP 11 (AGENCIES/NPN) | Publish Date: 9/11/2018 12:56:09 PM IST

As fuel prices continued to rise Tuesday to record high levels, petrol prices breached the Rs 90 mark in a small Maharashtra town where the price could be the highest in India. A litre of petrol costs Rs 90.02 in Parbhani, located about 500 km away from Mumbai, due to higher local taxes and transportation cost.

Meanwhile, in Nagaland petrol price crossed the Rs. 80 mark per litre. As on Tuesday, the highest was in Tuensang at Rs. 80.85 followed by Kiphire Rs. 80.75, Zunheboto Rs. 80.41, Phek Rs. 80.35 and Longleng Rs. 80.10 per litre. 

In Dimapur, petrol now costs Rs. 78.59 and diesel Rs. 70. 74 per litre and in Kohima petrol price was Rs. 79.35 and diesel Rs. 71.31 per litre. Diesel price was the highest in Tuensang at Rs. 72.67 per litre. A litre of diesel now costs Rs 77.47 in Mumbai. In Delhi, petrol costs Rs 80.87 and diesel Rs 72.97. 

As the Centre has made it clear that it will not cut down excise duty, two states have done their bit by reducing state taxes. Petrol and diesel are lower by Rs 2.5 in Rajasthan and by Rs 2 in Andhra Pradesh. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government will slash the prices of petrol and diesel by one rupee per litre.

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami said on Tuesday that the state may consider reducing its taxes on petrol and diesel, as his ruling AIADMK blamed the central government for the rising fuel prices and accused it of “acting” as if it was unaware of people’s problems.

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