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The Wait for 'Acche' Fuel Prices is Kaafi Real

In June, petrol and diesel prices were hiked 16 times - the same number of hikes seen in May.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>In June, petrol and diesel prices were hiked 16 times - the same number of hikes seen in May.</p></div>
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As the country grapples with the financial challenges posed by the pandemic, rising fuel prices across the nation have exacerbated troubles of Indians.

The price of petrol crossed the Rs 105-mark in Mumbai on Friday, 2 July, with diesel priced at Rs 96.84 per litre. Only last week, Mumbai had seen its fuel price reached a new high of Rs 104.24 per litre.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>In June, petrol and diesel prices were hiked 16 times - the same number of hikes seen in May.</p></div>

In June, petrol and diesel prices were hiked 16 times - the same number of hikes seen in May.

(Photo: Aroop Mishra)

Several cities and towns in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh are also witnessing soaring rates, as prices steadily cross the Rs 100-per-litre-mark.

In Delhi, the retail prices of petrol rose by a sharp 35 paise per litre on Friday to touch a new high of Rs Rs 99.16.

In June, petrol and diesel prices were hiked 16 times – the same number of hikes seen in May.

Amid a crumbling economy, fuel prices are climbing to a record high in the country. Since 3 May, the cost of fuel has increased over 23 times.

(Kaafi Real is a series of cartoons on The Quint. You can check out all our other Kaafi Real cartoons here.)

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