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View Poll Results: What's the lowest you paid for a liter of fuel?
Less than Rs. 20 49 37.69%
Rs. 21 - Rs. 40 48 36.92%
Rs. 41 - Rs. 60 26 20.00%
More than Rs. 60 7 5.38%
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Old 11th June 2009, 21:22   #106
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I don't think in 1998 petrol was around 13-14Rs/L
Definetely petrol was in the range of 25-30Rs/L in 1998
I think in 1993-94 it was Rs. 10 per litre in Bangalore, the first time I filled.

In 1998 it was Rs. 25 per litre.
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Old 11th June 2009, 21:36   #107
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Petrol -
Rs.4.69 per liter in 1980 when we were travelling Chennai-Trichy in a Standard Super 10

Rs.8.52 in Trichy in 1988 when I was doing my Engineering.Diesel was then approx half the price of petrol.

Today Aquafina costs Rs.12 per liter

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Old 14th June 2009, 23:36   #108
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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
Mr Khan is right I do remember the pricie being aroung Rs 8-9/- used to own a BSA falcon then.
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Mr Khan is right I do remember the pricie being aroung Rs 8-9/- used to own a BSA falcon then.
Definitely not more than Rs 10 /- during 87-88.
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Recollect Petrol being around Rs 15 in 1993 during my Engg days. I had a Hero Honda Sleek then.
Used to find Petrol expensive at that time and even now
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Old 17th June 2009, 14:08   #111
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Back in 85-86, I think it was about Rs. 6 or Rs. 7 in Hyderabad and we used to have a Peugot Sportif.

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I remember paying Rs 13 - 15 for 1Lt petrol + 20 Oil during 1993-94. Cant remember exactly the amount. Diesel was around 8-10 rs
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Old 17th June 2009, 15:38   #113
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I remember the sub 10rs/liter in the late 80s
Probably 7-8rs/liter or something.
And the only car was M800 capable of 16 kms on those 8rs in the city. 50p/km!

The good old days...?
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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.
Thanks karlosdeville, it was quite nostalgic going through the post independent car scene.
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in 1989, my father had bought me an Bajaj M80
at that time i remember petrol rates of approx RS 8 in Pune
i used to fill at one of two consecutive fuel stations on Karve road.
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I remember filling petrol for my Luna @Rs.8-00 per ltr, during my I year engineering course. That was before Kuwait - Iraq war.
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My prices paid, starting from the first fill in first bought automobile:
Vespa LML 9/1993: 15.71
Maruti 800: 9/1995: 16.78
Zen 4/1999: 23.80
Corsa 10/2003: 32.40
Corolla 3/2007: 42.85

As to how I got the figs right to the double digit, I live in Delhi and prices for Delhi are available here:

http://ppac.org.in/OPM/Major%20Revis...%201989%29.htm

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Old 27th October 2009, 16:46   #118
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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
You'd better believe it! I found some fuel station bills dating back to early 1987 (when we owned an Amby Mk4). Petrol in Cochin cost exactly Rs 8.40 then.
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The first time I filled petrol for my bike in 1991, the cost was 13.80 INR. Prior to that, in 1987 - 88, I remember my uncle fill up his Hero Honda CD 100 where he used to get around 8 litres of petrol for Rs. 100.
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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!)
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