Petrol, diesel prices slashed by 9 paise


New Delhi, Petrol and diesel prices were marginally slashed, for fourth consecutive day on Saturday. There was a cut of 9 paise in petrol and diesel prices. In Delhi, the cost of petrol is Rs 78.20 a litre while diesel it is Rs 69.11 per litre, according to a price notification issued by state-owned oil firms. In Kolkata, the price of petrol was Rs 80.84, Mumbai it was Rs 86.01 and in Chennai the price was Rs 81.19.While, the price of diesel in Kolkata was Rs 71.66, Mumbai it was Rs 73.58 and it was Rs 72.97 in Chennai. On Friday, petrol in the national capital was priced at Rs 78.29 per litre, while diesel was available for Rs 69.20 per litre.This is the fourth reduction in rates coming after a 16-day persistent price hike.