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Old 19th May 2008, 21:08   #76
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My father's log book for his 60s / 70s Padmini (he had 2, I remember him telling me) has petrol prices for less than a rupee.
The earliest accurate figure I remember is 8.98 (don't remember if it was Bangalore or Chennai, though). It was 10 for a long time and in my first year of college, 11.12. Remember arguing with a bunk guy to fill 1.08l for Rs 12 (he wanted to fill 1.07l).

In June 2003, petrol in Chennai cost 33.11. Diesel costs that much now!

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Old 19th May 2008, 21:11   #77
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I wish those days come back again,every second day i used to freakout at carter road and band-stand,I used to get 400Rs a month and dad had a maruti omni and Sucide door Fiat when i was 13,Rs.300 fuel used to last long a month it was rougly 7.xx in 1993-1994,I remember i used to give 50paise and if i was too rich in pocket i used to give 2rs to the person who washed my car lolz,It was fun to drive those days as someone mentioned No cell phone,No internet,no computers,no cable Tv..above all NO TENSIONS
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Old 19th May 2008, 21:21   #78
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Petrol was around Rs.8.75, while Diesel was around Rs.3.25, If I remember well, its in 1985. My Dad had a Lambretta, and then a Kinetic Spark. (We recenty sold SPARK for Rs. 1500/- :-), it was in running condition until we sold it out.)

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Old 21st May 2008, 09:49   #79
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The earliest I remember filling petrol was somewhere in 1972 in my uncle's Morris Minor (MRW6113) at one rupee and some paise per litre. I used to fill my 1984 model Ind Suzuki's tank with 93 Octane from National Garage for Rs 80/-. Today it costs more than Rs 500/-.

but read this - my father has told me that when he bought his first Austin - he filled petrol at - his exact words are - "BARA AANE GALLON - 75 paise for 5 litres". Mind blowing isn't it ? If it happens today, I will take a bath in petrol. I will fit twin Solex carburettors in all my Fiats.

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Old 21st May 2008, 10:04   #80
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The cheapest I have paid is Rs. 15/L.
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What was the price of Petrol in Indian Market in 1946
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I too remember paying Rs. 12 for a liter of Petrol. I distinctly remember this was the time when Bisleri had just started selling packaged drinking water for Rs. 10/-

Our elders used to joke that someday Water would be more expensive than fuel. and guess what today, a bottle of Qua mineral water costs Rs. 40 per liter while Diesel fill up in my car is @ Rs. 33.60 per liter.
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The cheapest I have paid for the petrol for my bike in my High School days 26Rs/Liter.

Gone are those days.:(
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8.5 INR for per liter of Diesel
This was when I was a kid!
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when i started riding / driving when i was in std 6th. petrol was at 30 for my sunny zip and diesel @ 17 for our tata estate which i use to drive elevating myself with a cussion on the drivers seat.
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Remember paying around Rs.7.40 per litre of petrol for my Silver Plus way back in 1985 ! Servo 2T oil satchets used to cost around 50 paise then !
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I remember petrol price at Rs 7. When I started driving my Luna, around 1987 petrol was at Rs 10 for a long time. Good ol' Days! The max I have paid for pertol has been an atrocious Rs 55 in Mumbai.
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Rs 8.00 per litre when I bought by first Ind-Suzuki.

The lowest I remember is about Rs 3.50 when I was a small kid. A neighbor who owned a Bullet was cribbing to my father as the rates had just been revised. Revised from what, I don't remember!
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Ironically, its now - diesel rates have only fallen in the last few years since I bought my car, and it makes even more glad that i didnt buy a wagon R duo. Costs me less than 34 rupees per litre
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I too remember paying Rs. 12 for a liter of Petrol. I distinctly remember this was the time when Bisleri had just started selling packaged drinking water for Rs. 10/-

Our elders used to joke that someday Water would be more expensive than fuel. and guess what today, a bottle of Qua mineral water costs Rs. 40 per liter while Diesel fill up in my car is @ Rs. 33.60 per liter.
BTW, Bisleri is still around RS 12/- per litre. Of course one can compare the price of Evian mineral water, imported, but the commonly available water has not really risen in price.

When I learnt to drive, 1973, the price of petrol was around Rs 3 a litre. It had risen from around Rs 1.25 because of the Arab-Israel war and OPEC's cartelisation at that time, I remember my father saying that pretty soon he would not be able to afford keeping a car!
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