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17 tips to save petrol, diesel

March 20, 2008

Be it the high crude prices or the skewed duty structure on gasoline products, there is no doubt that prices of petrol and diesel in India are among the highest in the world.

Everytime fuel prices are raised in an attempt to cut losses incurred by the state-owned oil companies, not only does traveling become costlier, but prices of many essential products also go up.

Current petrol and diesel prices, per litre
City

Petrol

Diesel

Delhi 

45.52 

31.76

Mumbai 

50.52 

36.08

Kolkata 

48.95 

33.92

Chennai 

49.61 

34.40

Finding it difficult to manage that ever-bloating petrol bill? Well, while we can't help bring prices down, we can certainly help you cut down your petrol bill. We bet you have often been told, drive safely and smartly, and reduce your petrol bills. This is not gimmick, but in reality your driving style does impact your car's gasoline consumption.

Here's a ready reckoner on how you can save on your petrol/diesel bill. Read on...

Text: Manu A B

Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

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