The government on Friday freed up state-subsidised petrol prices and hiked prices of other fuels as high global oil prices and pressure to trim the budget deficit outweighed concerns about the political impact of the measures.
Petrol and diesel prices will rise by up to Rs 3.73 per litre, while households will have to pay an additional Rs 35 per cylinder.
The poor man's cooking medium kerosene, meanwhile, will be dearer by Rs 3 a litre.
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