MUMBAI: Petrol price in Parbhani is now 51 paise shy of the Rs 100-mark with another hike in fuel prices on Tuesday. The rate of petrol in Mumbai peaked to Rs 97.34, while diesel shot up to Rs 88.44 per litre.
The price of diesel in Amravati is the highest in the state and is now just 17 paise shy of the Rs 90-mark. Transporters have given a 14-day ultimatum to the government which will end in the next few days, and they plan to agitate nationwide with the possibility of a chakka jam. A section of transporters will also participate in a one-day strike on Friday, said Abhishek Gupta from Bombay Goods Transport Association. Petrol rates in Thane and Navi Mumbai are the highest in MMR at Rs 97.45, while diesel’s revised rate was Rs 88.55 per litre.