New Delhi :  Diesel price was hiked by 50 paise per litre but there will be no change in petrol rates. The hike, effective midnight tonight, is excluding local sales tax or VAT. The actual increase will be higher and will vary from city to city.

However, the price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming their quota of 12 subsidised cylinders, was cut by Rs 107 per cylinder. Diesel price will cost Rs 63.23 a litre in Mumbai as against Rs 62.60 at present.

The diesel price hike is in line with the January 2013 decision of the government to raise rates by up to 50 paise per month till such time that the entire losses on the fuel are wiped out, and prices made market determined.

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