The central government has once again hiked prices of petrol and diesel.
Petrol price on Monday night was hiked by 83 paise per litre, while diesel by Rs 1.26 per litre.
Today’s hike will be effective from midnight tonight (17 May).
This comes barely 15 days after the Narendra Modi government decided to hike petrol price by Rs 1.06 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.94 a litre.
The hike in diesel price a fortnight ago was the fifth straight fortnightly increase in diesel rates. The three hikes in diesel rates since February 16 total Rs 3.65 per litre.