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Old 28th October 2009, 12:22   #121
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Ah good old times. Remember use to get around 1.2 liters for a mere 10 Rs in my old skol bajaj Chetak and use to drive around for ever(ever is a big word when you in 9th standard).

But yeah does bring a gush of good old memories.
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Old 28th October 2009, 12:48   #122
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The cheapest petrol price I can remember is Rs. 12/- per liter during February 1990 whilte filling my Avanti garelli moped.
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Old 28th October 2009, 12:53   #123
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The first time i had diesel filled in my brand new MM 540 DP at Rs 6 per liter in 1994!
i remember giving Rs 300 and getting some change back after a tankup!
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Old 28th October 2009, 14:29   #124
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I have paid Rs 8 for a litre of petrol to fill up in my friend's Silver Plus in 1985- 1986.
I remember we used to fill Diesel in my dad's jeep around the same time at Rs 4 or so.
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Old 28th October 2009, 14:53   #125
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I remember my dad used to give me 30 Rs for 4 Lts (7 Rs 50 Paisa per ltr) in his Bajaj Chetak in 1985/1986 when I was in 4th Std. The seat was too high for me to ride. So I used to drag the scooter (Engine Off) to a near by bunk. On Slope I used to jump on the seat and try to balance.. This is how I learned how to ride a scooter (have never use a cycle in childhood). I remember of being punished also few times for damaging the side bonnets because my legs couldn’t reach the ground .. I used to stop near a stair or just drop off the scooter and jump J

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Old 28th October 2009, 15:06   #126
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I remember as a child my father used to pay about 93p/litre, this is when we went metric. When the price was increased to Re.1 people commented that now calculation is easy. (No calculators then!)
Those days I am told that milk used to cost more then petrol! Must be the 60s?
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Old 3rd November 2009, 00:07   #127
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Remember sneaking out and filling my mom's Luna TFR @ Rs 7/L sometime around 1985 (bought in a cold drink bottle, as I was way too young to drive!)

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I remember of being punished also few times for damaging the side bonnets because my legs couldn’t reach the ground .. I used to stop near a stair or just drop off the scooter and jump

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I used to "climb down" from the single seat of our Luna, and sit on the frame while making a stop!

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Old 3rd November 2009, 01:12   #128
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I started with somewhere around Rs. 9 per litre in my Yamaha Rx100 in 1989.

I was in Jamshedpur then and the whole month fuel bill was around Rs 70 to 90/-.
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7 for Petrol and 3.5 for diesel.
This is when I used to accompany him to fuel station on his Luna / tractor.
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Old 2nd December 2010, 16:02   #130
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The year was 1973, our first car Premier President, our first marathon trip 10000kms (Calcutta-Bombay-Goa-Bangalore-Tuticorin-Kanyakumari-Cannanore -Bangalore-Chennai-Vizag-Calcutta in about 60 days (May-Jun '73) cost of petrol Rs.1.67 per litre !!
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I remember my Dad paying Rs 5+ for a litre of petrol for his Amby.Mind you,this was back in 1984.
Personally,by the time,I had turned 18,the cost of petrol was close to Rs 28/litre(6 fold increase in 10 years!)
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Old 2nd December 2010, 19:41   #132
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US-29 cents per US gallon in mid-nineteen sixties, as per one of my father's friends.
Diesel was around 9 rs/ ltr in Pondicherry about a decade ago.
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I bought this black beauty in 2003. It was a first owner car of 1955 vintage- 48 years with the same owner! Had a talk with its first owner often and once while talking about petrol prices, he said that the first time he filled petrol in this car in 1955, he had paid Re 0.53 np per litre.He also said that the prices were stable then for at least 2/3 years and would move north if ever, only by a few paise.Sadly the first owner passed away in 2007 at age 82.

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I started with petrol at rate of 18 Rs a litre. Hero Puch was the ride.
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The lowest price i have paid for petrol is Rs 23/ltr and Diesel is Rs 12/ltr this is ways back in 1997.
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