New Delhi: Vegetable and fruit traders, however, said that rates were not that steep at this point but indicated that these consumables might get dearer in the coming weeks if diesel prices continue to swell in the same fashion.
In the national capital, petrol is selling at Rs 98.81 per liter on Wednesday, while diesel is priced at Rs 89.18 per liter.
Rajendra Sharma, a wholesale vegetable and fruit trader at Delhi’s largest Azadpur Mandi, said that prices of wholesale and retail vegetables and fruits have increased slightly.
“Wholesale prices of onion are now in the range of Rs 23-25 per kg, while during normal scenario at this time of the season, rates would be around Rs 16-20 a kg. Similarly, pomegranate, which comes from Maharashtra, is priced around Rs 70-90 per kg. It normally sells at around Rs 60-80 during this time of the season,” he said.
The trader attributed the price rise to a hike in transportation costs. Now that diesel rates have almost touched Rs 90 per liter in Delhi, transporters have revised their fee, Sharma said.