A day after the rising Sun was worshipped to conclude the 4 - day long Chhath puja, the prices of petrol and diesel were reduced by 40 paise per litre this morning from 6 am today.

In effect, the price of petrol on Monday in New Delhi was Rs 96.72, whereas it was Rs 106.31 in Mumbai. Kolkatans paid Rs 106.03 for petrol while Chennai residents shelled out Rs 102.63 for the same.

Experts said the drop in prices was expected as international crude oil prices dropped and have remained stable for some time. The crude oil price has remained below 95 dollars per barrel for some time now.

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