Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Photo by Bhushan Koyande/FPJ

Indian National Congress protested against skyrocketing fuel prices and increasing inflation across India on Wednesday.

Petrol prices continued its upward march again on Wednesday, a day after a brief pause, taking its price to cross century mark in Delhi and Kolkata, the only two metro cities where the fuel price was still catching up with other cities across the country.

In Delhi, price of petrol increased by 35 paise from Rs 99.86 on Tuesday to Rs 100.21 a litre on Wednesday. In Kolkata, petrol price moved up from Rs 99.84 a litre to Rs 100.23 per litre.

In other two metros - Chennai and Mumbai - Petrol prices have already crossed the century mark some time back. In fact in Mumbai, it crossed Rs 100 a litre mark on May 29. Petrol is now priced at Rs 106.25 a litre in Mumbai.

With Wednesday's increase, petrol price is now over Rs 100 a litre almost all across the country.

Diesel is also catching up and may soon be available over Rs 100 a litre across the country soon. It increased by 17 paise per litre in Delhi to Rs 89.53 a litre. In the financial capital Mumbai, diesel costs Rs 97.09 a litre, data available on Indian Oil Corporation's website showed.

Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Photo by Bhushan Koyande/FPJ
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Photo by Bhushan Koyande/FPJ
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Photo by Bhushan Koyande/FPJ
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Mumbai Congress activists shout slogans during protests against the fuel and cooking gas price hike at Antop Hill, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.
Photo by Bhushan Koyande/FPJ
Congress party members shout slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government during a protest against the hike in fuel prices in New Delhi on July 7, 2021.
Congress party members shout slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government during a protest against the hike in fuel prices in New Delhi on July 7, 2021.
AFP
Indias Congress party supporters shout slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government during a protest against the hike in fuel prices in New Delhi on July 7, 2021.
Indias Congress party supporters shout slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government during a protest against the hike in fuel prices in New Delhi on July 7, 2021.
AFP
Congress workers stage a protest against hike in the fuel prices, in Bikaner, Rajasthan on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Congress workers stage a protest against hike in the fuel prices, in Bikaner, Rajasthan on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
PTI
Police stop Congress workers who were staging a protest demanding for restoration of statehood to J & K, and against hike in the fuel prices, in Jammu, Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Police stop Congress workers who were staging a protest demanding for restoration of statehood to J & K, and against hike in the fuel prices, in Jammu, Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
PTI
Congress holds protest on the issue of rising fuel prices Bengaluru on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Congress holds protest on the issue of rising fuel prices Bengaluru on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
ANI
Congress holds protest on the issue of rising fuel prices Bengaluru on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Congress holds protest on the issue of rising fuel prices Bengaluru on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
ANI
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Photo: Twitter/@soumodiptoroyy
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Photo: Twitter/@soumodiptoroyy
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Photo: Twitter/@soumodiptoroyy
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Congress workers stage protests against the constantly rising fuel prices in Asansol, West Bengal on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Photo: Twitter/@soumodiptoroyy

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