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Petrol price highest ever in Chennai; up 30 paise across metros

New Delhi, May 22: After reaching unprecedented highs in Delhi and Mumbai, petrol prices touched a record high in Chennai, at Rs 79.79 per litre on Tuesday. With this, the fuel price breached its previous record of Rs 79.55 in the city, hit in September 2013. Across the four metropolitan cities, prices rose around 30 paise on Tuesday. In Delhi and Mumbai, the fuel was sold at Rs 76.87 and Rs 84.70 per litre repectively, up from Rs Rs 76.57 and Rs 84.40 on Monday. Similarly in Kolkata, the price was at a near-five year high of Rs 79.53, up 29 paise from Monday. (IANS)