The prices of petrol and diesel have been hiked by Rs 2 per litre in Gujarat. The new rates will come into effect from midnight tonight, said Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.

The current price of petrol per litre is Rs 71.88 as on Monday in Gujarat. (Image for representation: PTI)

The Gujarat government on Monday announced an increase in the prices of petrol and diesel each by Rs 2 per litre.

The new rates will come into effect from midnight tonight, said Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the Finance portfolio.

While the current price of petrol per litre is Rs 71.88 as on Monday in Gujarat, the price of diesel per litre is Rs 70.12.

“The step is being taken in view of the state revenue dipping significantly due to coronavirus-enforced lockdown while the state expenditure going up to fight the Covid-19 crisis,” he told reporters.

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