Petrol, diesel prices: You can check daily revision in rates by one SMS; here's how
The state-owned Indian Oil Corporation has revamped its website especially the section where it provides daily changes in petrol and diesel prices. India gave up on petrol, diesel subsidy last year in June and linked prices to the international markets in hope that consumers will benefit as crude oil prices are trading at a third of their lifetime highs. Currently OMCs have started trimming down petrol and diesel prices since May 30, before that our purchase of these two fuel products where at record highs - levels which were never witnessed. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to bring some relief in petrol and diesel prices which were at record highs, levels that were never witnessed in India. Interestingly, government has already ruled out any excise duty cut and states continue to remain reluctant in bringing any relief in Value Added Tax (VAT).
However, looks like the upcoming elections has finally forced government to ask OMCs to start reversing hike trend in fuel prices. State elections are expected to take place in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in late 2018, calling for major urgency in relaxing petrol prices to save the NDA government from facing the repeat of the Karnataka scenario.
In order to bring flexibility to Indian citizens for checking their daily change in petrol and diesel prices, Indian Oil has introduced an SMS format for different state capital.
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To get the indicative prices of Petrol/Diesel in your city/town for the day, kindly SMS "RSP <space>Dealer Code of Petrol Pump” to 92249 92249.
For example, SMS “RSP 102072” to 92249 92249 for petrol and diesel prices in Delhi.
For easy reference, given below are specimen Dealer Codes of 39 locations, including the four metros/NCR.
Terms and conditions
- Dealer codes of individual petrol pumps are prominently displayed in the premises of each petrol pump.
- The price details received by SMS are only indicative in nature for a particular location.
- Prices may vary from outlet to outlet within a city/town/sales area.
Daily price changes for Petrol & Diesel are effected at 6 am every day.
Other methods to check daily petrol and diesel prices would be Fuel@IOC Mobile App. All a customer has to do is download the app on your smartphone to locate your nearest IndianOil petrol pump, track prices and to avail of many other interactive features.
Customers can also alternatively call IndianOil’s Customer Care at 1800-2333-555 to lodge grievance or can log in to www.iocl.com