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Fuel prices are skyrocketing in many states with petrol now costing more than 100 a litre. So far, petrol is being sold at over 100 in seven States and Union Territories — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Ladakh.

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Till Sunday, Mumbai was the only metro city where petrol was priced at over 100. However, with latest hike, Hyderabad has now become the second metro city in the country to see petrol price crossing 100 per litre.

On Monday, petrol price was hiked by 29 paise per litre and diesel by 30 paise.

The hike — 24th in six weeks — pushed fuel prices across the country to new historic highs. In Delhi, petrol touched an all-time high of 96.41 a litre, while diesel is now priced at 87.28 per litre.

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Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. And because of this, petrol retails at over 100 per litre mark in seven states and union territories.

Earlier this month, several districts of Telangana saw petrol crossing 100 mark but state capital Hyderabad reached the mark only on Monday. In the capital city, petrol is now priced at 100.20 per litre and diesel at 95.14.

After Mumbai, Hyderabad became the second metro city to see petrol at 100 per litre.

On May 29, Mumbai became the first metro in the country where petrol was being sold at over 100 a litre. Petrol now costs 102.58 a litre in the maximum city and diesel comes for 94.70.

Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district was the to see petrol hitting 100 a litre mark in mid-February. Not only that, it has now earned the distinction of diesel crossing the psychological mark of 100.

Here, petrol and diesel prices are the highest in the country. Petrol is being sold at 107.53 a litre and diesel for 100.37.

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Updated: 14 Jun 2021, 03:24 PM IST
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