The pandemic has shown us many impossible things and one of its consequences is the ever-increasing cost of fuel and the occurrence of the first time ever when the cost of diesel is higher than petrol. Diesel prices were hiked by for the 18th straight day on Wednesday, while petrol rates were left unchanged in Delhi.
A liter of diesel in Delhi will now cost Rs 79.88 which is more than the petrol price at Rs 79.76 per liter. The prices were increased by 48 paise.
Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT. In other states, the prices will also rise but diesel will still continue to be cheaper due to lower taxes levied by other states, though the gap between the prices will shrink further.
Meanwhile, the Opposition had lashed the government over the ever-increasing rise of fuel consecutively citing that it will add further to the burden of the citizens of the country.