Two days after the Central government provided relief to citizens by announcing reduction of fuel prices all over the country, petrol and diesel prices have witnessed a fresh hike today.

The price for petrol hiked by 18 paise per litre today whereas the price of diesel saw a rise of 29 paise per litre.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a Rs 2.5 cut in the prices of diesel and petrol per litre and asked state governments to go for a matching reduction.