"The current level of international prices and INR-USD exchange rate warrant a price increase, which is being passed on to consumers with this price revision," state-run IOC said in a statement.

With this, the retail price per litre of diesel from today will be Rs 44.95 in Delhi, Rs 48.71 in Kolkata, Rs 52.08 in Mumbai and Rs 46.08 in Chennai.

On September 1, petrol price was cut by Rs 2 per litre and diesel by Rs 0.50 a litre.

Yesterday, the Maharashtra government decided to levy a surcharge of Rs 2 on petrol and diesel, effective from October 1.


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