New Delhi: Petrol price on Saturday touched an all-time high of Rs 97 per litre in Mumbai while diesel rate crossed Rs 88-mark.
Petrol price was hiked by record 39 paise per litre and diesel by 37 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
The increase pushed the petrol price to Rs 90.58 a litre in Delhi and to Rs 97 in Mumbai.
Diesel now comes for Rs 80.97 a litre in the national capital and for Rs 88.06 in Mumbai.
In 12 days, retail petrol prices have risen by Rs 3.63 a litre and diesel rates have gone up by Rs 3.84.
Petrol price has already surged past the Rs 100-mark in some places in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, which levy the highest VAT on the fuel.
Retail pump prices differ from state to state depending on the local taxes (VAT) and freight.