Bhubaneswar: Petrol prices today crossed the Rs.80-mark for the first time in Delhi, as the oil marketing companies hiked the fuel by 39 paise per litre. With this hike, Petrol in the Capital reached an unprecedented Rs 80.38 per litre on Saturday while the new price for diesel will be Rs 72.51 after an even bigger hike of 44 paise. In Mumbai, petrol prices rose by 38 paise to be sold at Rs 87.77 per litre and diesel prices were hiked by 47 paise to Rs 76.98. In Bhubaneswar, Petrol & Diesel prices have reached Rs. Rs.79.24 and Rs.77.80 respectively. Petrol prices have crossed the Rs.80 mark in several districts of Odisha with Malkangiri, the prices have gone up to Rs.83 per litre.
Except for few days, Oil prices have gone up almost everyday since August 16 due to the twin effect of a Weaker Rupee and High Crude Oil prices. The Opposition parties are targeting the Modi Government for the high Oil prices and a falling rupee.