Petrol price in Delhi was on Tuesday hiked by 96 paise per litre and diesel by 53 paise after the state government raised VAT or local sales tax on the two fuels.
The Delhi government last night raised VAT on petrol to 27 per cent from 25 per cent, resulting in a 96 paise a litre hike in retail pump rates.
Similarly, the VAT on diesel was increased from 16.6 per cent to 18 per cent. A pollution cess of Rs 0.25 per litre is also levied on diesel.
Petrol now costs Rs.59.99 per litre as against Rs.59.03 a litre previously. A litre of diesel now costs Rs.44.71 as opposed to Rs.44.18 previously.