Bhubaneswar: Diesel happens to be the cheaper than petrol in India, but surprisingly not in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha.
For the first time diesel prices have overtaken petrol prices here today. Diesel costs Rs 80.69 per litre while petrol is priced at Rs 80.57 a litre.
Sources said the deviation in the trend is mainly due to a slow decrease in the prices of diesel in comparison with the petrol prices. Petrol price was cut by 25 paise a litre and diesel by 17 paise, according to the price notification of state-owned oil firms.
Fuel prices have been declining since Thursday as oil companies factored in softening of international rates.