Till now a cess of Rs 3.50 was chargeable on petrol and Rs 2 on diesel. But from Saturday onwards cess of Rs 4.5 will be chargeable on petrol and Rs 3 cess will be levied on diesel.
The Saudis wanted to jack up the cuts to 3.6 million barrels a day through 2020, but Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled out fearing such low production would cede ground to US producers.
WATCH | BJD’s peaceful hartal in Odisha turns disruptive: Ambulances stopped, women harassed, commuters harried, shops forced shut
Normal life was hit in Bhubaneswar and many parts of the state as a result of the shutdown, which was to be peaceful and voluntary.