From tonight the prices of petrol and diesel will go up substantially. The increase for petrol is Rs. 3.13 and Rs. 2.71 for diesel per litre. The government justifies the hike on the plea that the international price for crude oil has gone up. This is the second time within a short period the prices have been increased.
When the international prices come down, it is not reflected on the price to the consumer since government increase the tax etc. But the prices increase the full burden is put on the shoulders of the customer.