State-owned oil companies slashed the prices of petrol and diesel from Friday midnight due to fall in international brent crude oil prices.Petrol price has been cut by Rs 2.41 a litre whereas the price of diesel has been slashed by Rs 2.25 per litre.
After slashing petrol prices by up to Rs 2.50 a litre, the Government is working hard to deliver on its Lok Sabha poll promises and its eyes are now on diesel price reduction, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.
Two BJP allies in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday urged the NDA government to rollback the hike in fuel prices, saying it would impact the common man already reeling under the "burden" of rail fare hike, among others.
The Tamil Nadu government submitted before the Madras High Court that the Centre`s writ appeal against a single judge`s recent order restraining oil marketing companies from charging higher price for diesel was not maintainable.
Buses of the state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp (APSRTC) went off the roads in most parts of the state. Road transport halted with over four lakh trucks joining the strike since midnight.