Petrol and diesel prices in the country touched their highest levels on Tuesday. Oil marketing companies (OMCs) increased fuel rates for the tenth consecutive day in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Petrol price in Delhi rose to a record Rs. 79.31 per litre and diesel climbed to a fresh high of Rs. 71.34, according to price notification of state-owned fuel retailers. A litre of petrol is selling at Rs. 86.72 in Mumbai, Rs. 82.41 in Chennai and Rs. 82.22 in Kolkata. Prices in Delhi are the cheapest in all metros and most state capitals due to lower sales tax or VAT (Value Added Tax).