Delhi saw the petrol price reach all-time high on Thursday after a hike of 23 paise. Petrol is now retailing at Rs 84.20 per litre amid firming of international oil prices.
Diesel too received a price hike of 26 paise, after which its price reached Rs 74.38 a litre.
The previous high of Rs 84 a litre for petrol in Delhi was touched on October 4, 2018. Diesel too had scaled to an all-time high of Rs 75.45 a litre that day.
State-owned fuel retailers hiked rates on Wednesday after a nearly month-long hiatus. Petrol price was raised by 26 paise per litre and diesel by 25 paise a litre, according to a price notification from oil marketing companies.
On October 4, 2018, the government had cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 1.50 per litre in a bid to ease inflationary pressure and boost consumer confidence. Alongside, state-owned fuel retailers cut prices by another Re 1 a litre, which they recouped later.