Across the country as well the petrol and diesel price increased between 32-40 paisa per litre depending on the level of local duty at the state level.
The Centre provided free LPG gas to 45.34 lakh families involving a cost of Rs 571.72 crore during the COVID pandemic lockdown.
The State-wide bandh called by Congress over fuel price hike and various other issues hit normal life partially in Bhubaneswar.
Attacking the Centre over rising fuel prices, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that people are suffering due to inflation and the Modi government is busy in tax collection.
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 25 paise per litre each, according to a price notification from oil marketing companies.
Petrol and diesel rates were hiked on Thursday, the second straight day of such increase that took the prices to new highs.
K Surendran also said it was the Congress party which handed over the price regulation authority to the oil companies.
Rajasthan saw the steepest increase with VAT on petrol jumping from 30% during March to 38% now, while VAT on diesel rose from 22% to 28%.