Petrol and diesel prices continued to increase on Monday, the day the Congress had named for Bharat Bandh in objection against the same.
In the national capital, petrol price touched Rs 80.73/litre; an increase of Rs 0.23/litre and diesel was sold at Rs 72.83/litre which is Rs 0.22/litre hike.
In Mumbai, the fuels saw a similar hike with petrol sold at Rs 88.12/litre, which is Rs 0.23/litre rise and diesel was sold atRs 77.32/litre which is an increase of Rs 0.23/litre).
Since May 2014, excise duty on petrol has gone up by 211.7% on diesel by 443.06%. Central excise duty was revised up 12 times.