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Old 1st April 2008, 20:48   #61
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Now, I come to know why they call the old gold. Petrol at as less as Rs10/l!!!!!!!!!!!And the current price at Essar pumps is Rs56/l, what a huuuuuuuuuge difference!
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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 filling fuel at ~ 7.50/litre around 85-87.

My dad owned a 1966 czesh make Jawa and he used to fill 5 litres of petrol + 2 T oil for less than 5 rupees then --> 5 litres of Petrol + 250 ml 2 T oil for less than Rs. 5

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All those who go ooh and aah over the absurdly low price of petrol 30 years ago would be well-advised to be reminded of what salaries were like in those days. My uncle, an MBBS doctor with a modest practice in a small town, had a monthly income of around 3000 rupees in the late 70s (I just asked him). So I imagine he'd certainly have felt the pinch in running his old Premier Padmini even if petrol cost only Rs 5 a litre! This would have been the case with most middle-class salaried professionals who owned cars in those days.
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I remember in 1988 petrol was around 9 or 10 rupees a liter and i had just finished my 10th standard so 5 of us would go for a short drive and we used to chip in 1 or 2 rupees each and fill up .5 or 1 liter switch of the engine on sloping roads ya those were the days,no computers or internet no cable tv
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All those who go ooh and aah over the absurdly low price of petrol 30 years ago would be well-advised to be reminded of what salaries were like in those days. My uncle, an MBBS doctor with a modest practice in a small town, had a monthly income of around 3000 rupees in the late 70s (I just asked him). So I imagine he'd certainly have felt the pinch in running his old Premier Padmini even if petrol cost only Rs 5 a litre! This would have been the case with most middle-class salaried professionals who owned cars in those days.

Edsel Rulez: you done what no one else has which is put the whole thing in context. It's all relative, so salaries is a good thing to peg it to.

Your Doc uncle would have been a rich man in his time, as 3000Rs went a long way in them days. I can remember accompanying my uncle to the HM dealer in Calcutta in 1976 and watching him hand over a Demand Draft for Rs 33,000/- to purchase a brand new '****-brown' Ambassador Mark III. One couldn't get a 100cc motorcycle for that sum today.
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I remember it was Rs.9.xx in 1989 when we bought our first car, Fiat. And that time too there was an option as we have now of Power/Speed and Unleaded.
That time, it was Sada Petrol and White Petrol.

And yest I filled up Rs.50 ka additional petrol in my car, it was not even a liter!!
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OK,hold your breath, friends.
I remember 1966-I was 8, and my dad had a black Hillman Minx. On weekend trips to Lonavla and Mahabaleshwar, I remember he would top up @ 84 paise per liter-thats right, 84 paise.
Thats when a US dollar got you Rs 4.
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the cheapest petrol rate I could remeber was 26/litre.
dont know the time exactly some around 1994 - 96
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I filled 2 litres + mobil oil for Rs. 55 in 2001
That was when i go my hands on my dads NV select.
Since then the prices have doubled.
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started from 27/Lit, (diesel was 12-15odd), used to fill daily for 5Rs for my bajaj boxer (bachao'ed after meals).

Now..!! Pity, 1500Rs tank full every two weeks (car) , still i have to use bike when possible to avoid that damn 3rd time in a month fill
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Hi all,

Earliest memory of price of petrol was Rupees six per litre approx. Had an account at a petrol pump for all our cars.

this is during 1983 onwards.
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The cheapest I have bought petrol for is Rs 24 around 1999 when I had a LML Select scooter (which i just sold off in scrap last week for 1500 bucks ).
Remember filling more than 4 litres for 100 bucks.. and that petrol would last me full month.. since i didnt use the scooter much.
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OK,hold your breath, friends.
I remember 1966-I was 8, and my dad had a black Hillman Minx. On weekend trips to Lonavla and Mahabaleshwar, I remember he would top up @ 84 paise per liter-thats right, 84 paise.
Thats when a US dollar got you Rs 4.
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Wow!! 84p ! Amazing!
The range that I recollect seems to be Rs30 per Litre. Standard filling pattern in my Kinetic used to be for Rs 100, 3.33L.
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for last 5 years metro petrol rates

Prices of non-branded petrol in metro-cities (Rs./Litre) MonthsDelhiKolkataMumbaiChennaiJune 06, 200743.52 46.8648.38 47.44May 16, 200742.85 46.86 48.38 47.44March 01, 200742.85 46.90 48.41 47.48February 16, 200742.85 46.92 48.45 47.51November 30, 200644.85 48.99 50.58 49.67June 20, 200646.85 51.07 52.71 51.83June 05, 200647.51 51.07 53.50 51.83September 06, 200543.49 46.90 49.16 47.49June 20, 200640.49 43.79 45.93 44.26April 05, 200537.99 40.89 43.23 41.25April 01, 200537.99 40.89 43.23 41.25November 15, 200437.84 40.89 43.23 41.25November 04, 200439.00 42.10 44.49 42.51July 31, 200436.81 39.83 42.15 40.15June 15, 200435.71 38.69 40.96 38.96December 31, 200333.70 36.61 38.83 36.79December 12, 200332.70 35.57 37.74 35.71October 16, 200331.7034.50 36.66 34.36August 31, 200332.40 35.26 37.42 35.39June 01, 200330.30 31.81 35.14 33.11May 16, 200330.40 31.91 35.25 33.22April 26, 200331.49 33.00 36.4334.40April 16, 200332.49 34.00 37.25 35.48April 01, 200333.49 35.00 35.25 36.39March 16, 200333.49 35.00 38.59 36.39March 01, 200323.10 33.61 37.08 34.89February 01, 200330.71 32.21 35.58 33.99January 16, 200330.33 31.84 35.18 32.99January 03, 200329.93 31.44 34.73 32.55December 01, 200228.91 30.42 33.63 31.45November 16, 200229.5731.01 34.2332.05November 01, 200230.26 31.7034.98 32.80October 17, 200230.24 31.68 34.95 32.07October 01, 200229.91 31.3534.42 32.42September 16, 200229.66 31.10 34.15 32.16September 01, 200229.20 30.64 33.65 31.66August 16, 200229.00 29.44 33.44 31.44August 01, 200229.18 29.63 33.64 31.64July 01, 200229.18 29.63 33.6431.64June 16, 200229.18 29.63 33.72 31.30June 04, 200229.94 29.39 33.45 31.05
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If i remember correct, i think i bought petrol @ Rs 8 once upon a time in TVM actually i didnt pay, my dad bought and i carried the cash to the cashier lol
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