Govt drops petrol bomb on inflation-hit masses

Petrol Prices Surge by Rs 3

Petrol price up by Rs22.20, diesel by Rs17.20 per litre

The government increased on Wednesday the price of petrol by Rs22.20 per litre, taking it to Rs272 for the next fortnight. It also announced an increase in the prices of high-speed diesel by Rs17.20 per litre, taking it to Rs280.
Kerosene oil will now be available at Rs202.73 per litre following a Rs12.90 hike. Mean while, light diesel oil will be available at Rs196.68 per litre after an increase of Rs9.68.

A press release issued on Wednesday night stated that the surge has taken place due to the rupee’s devaluation against the dollar.