Mahrashtra: Petrol price in Parbhani at Rs 94.16/l highest in state on Wednesday
Parbhani district petrol and diesel association’s Amol Bhedsurkar confirmed that the current price was a record high
Aurangabad: Parbhani district recorded the highest petrol price in the state on Wednesday after breaching the Rs 94/litre-mark. In comparison, petrol was priced at Rs 92.98 per litre in Aurangabad, while in Jalna it was Rs 92.78 per litre.
Parbhani district petrol and diesel association’s Amol Bhedsurkar confirmed that the current price was a record high.
Petrol and diesel retail outlet dealers maintained that apart from the hefty taxes and duties imposed by the government, the distance between the destination and the depots where the fuel tankers are filled has a direct impact on the cost.
Uday Lodh, the president of the Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers’ Association (FAMPEDA), said, “The petrol price on Wednesday was Rs 94.16 per litre. The distance a fuel tanker must cover to just fill its load reflects on the total cost of the petrol.”
Members of the association said Parbhani-based petrol pumps procure petrol from three different depots located in Manmad, Solapur and Akola, which are at a distance of 342 km, 266 km and 203 km respectively.
Viren Patel, the association’s office-bearer in Aurangabad, said, “Rehashing the existing system, including calculating transportation cost, should give some relief to the commoners.” He said that compared to Parbhani, the cost in Aurangabad is always lower, as the distance between Aurangabad and Manmad is just about 120 km.
Meanwhile, in Nashik, petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Wednesday. In the past few days, the petrol and diesel prices in the city have peaked at Rs 92.26 and Rs 81.34 per litre, respectively.
Vijay Thakare, the vice-president of FAMPEDA, said there had been a continuous rise in fuel prices over two consecutive days on Monday and Tuesday, but the fuel prices remained unchanged on Wednesday.