Petrol prices hit a record high in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday after the retailers hiked the rates following the last hike on January 6.Now, the customer has to pay Rs 85.09 for one litre of petrol, an all-time high,
Utkal Petroleum Dealers Association general secretary Sanjay Lath said with the new hike, petrol becomes dearer by 25 paise in the capital city. Similarly with an increase of 27 paise, diesel was priced at Rs 81.29 per litre in Bhubaneswar, added Lath.
The sharp rise in petrol and diesel prices came after the oil marketing companies decided for the hike in the wake of a sudden rise in the global oil prices. However, the latest price hike has triggered resentment among the consumers. “It seems that fuel prices will touch Rs 100 soon, if the trend continues.
Using public transport during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is risky. We will have to opt for other conveyance, like ride a bicycle for covering short distances,” said a consumer.