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Old 31st March 2008, 15:40   #16
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i don't believe that. 87-88, petrol was around 20-25 per litre, ok probably around 18 per litre not lesser
. Buddy, I remember it correctly -- it was ~ 8/L for petrol in 87/88 in Delhi. Just go through the other posts in this thread and you would get the idea.
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I only remember putting petrol for Rs 23/litre in my kinetic 6 years back.
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Old 31st March 2008, 15:44   #18
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In Year 1998, Petrol in delhi was around 24Rs in Delhi,if i remember clearly

so just forget that petrol was 20-25 in 87-88.no way

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i don't believe that. 87-88, petrol was around 20-25 per litre, ok probably around 18 per litre not lesser
I remember very clearly my dad filling up his scooter at Rs9/L back in 1988. When VP Singh came into power, petrol price increased initially to Rs10/L. Then there was IRAQ war-1 and I think it increased further.

Back in 97-98, I remember (curing college days) putting Rs30 worth of petrol. That time it meant 1.1L of petrol+oil in my scooter.
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Man, you guys are really old :
I dont remember seeing such figures ever
I Agree, the cheapest I remember was filling for Rs 20 per liter. Used to fill 5 liters for 100 bucks
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I know petrol was Re 1 per litre some point in time. But I don't know the year .
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I distinctly remember a Rs 5 price for a liter of petrol some centuries ago - although I cant seem to recollect the year.
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Rs. 3.25 per litre of Diesel for genset in my village. Petrol was Rs. 7 per litre - thats the cheapest I remember- some time in 1980 and for quite some time the prices were unchanged. When I started buying petrol for my bike it was Rs. 23 -24-25 per litre in Himachal, Punjab & J&K around 1992-93s .
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I remember filling up 11.40 litres for Rs 100.00 in my dad's fiat 1100D.
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around 13Rs/lt petrol in my Dad's Ind-Suzuki in 1986
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The minimum i had filled in my 85" M800 was rs18/L ..... and it petrol felt expensive that time lol
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I remember my uncle paying around Rs 5.0 per litre of petrol during 74/75 when i used to travel sitting on the tank of Yezdi.
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Well, I remember the rate of petrol around Rs 9 / lit sometime in 1987-88 in Hyderabad. Personally fill petrol in my dad's lambretta at Rs 10.** / lit in 1990.

Not so long ago sometime in 2003, I used to fill my bike Rs 187 / 5lits, Look at where we are now in terms of fuel price

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Rs 1.5 per litre? or even less? This would be in the 60's (memory is fading though) I do clearly remember a brand new Fiat for Rs 9000 though!

Dollar to rupee something like Rs 3.50?

Meat at Rs 3 per kg

PS: Those were the days when we used our 8 cylinder 4.8 litre Packard to travel across to Bombay or Madras

Best part though is my parents remember times when the servant would be given 3 paise for vegetables and he would return with change after his shopping!!!

Better still my parents in 59 maintained an eight cylinder Chrysler New Yorker and a 48 Buick 8, partied two three times a week serving lavish food to friends on a measly income of Rs 300 per month!!

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Sir, I recall Rs 6 per litre and I think it was around '75 or '76.
Whoops! Then my recollection prowess is definitely over-estimated !

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Ive edited the timeline from an article in Aug 97, Auto India, giving fuel prices over the years, starting with 58 paise per litre in 56.
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