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Petrol, diesel prices hiked for 7th time this month


New Delhi, Prices of petrol and diesel were hiked by 6 paise and 7 paise respectively on Thursday. It was the seventh hike in the prices this month. According to Oil Marketing companies, petrol was now selling at Rs 76.59 a litre in Delhi while diesel was available at Rs 68.30 per litre. Fuel prices in the national capital have witnessed an increase of Rs 1.04 per litre for petrol and 92 paise for diesel since 5 July after falling in June. The price of petrol sold in other cities -- Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai -- also increased to Rs 83.97, Rs 79.49 and Rs 79.26 per litre respectively today. Diesel prices in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata touched Rs 72.47, Rs 72.10 and Rs 70.85 per liter, respectively.

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