Earlier, it had jumped to Rs 89.97 in the city but the Monday hike in international crude oil prices led to further escalation in price.
Mumbai: The 11 paise hike in its price led to petrol crossing the Rs 90 mark in Mumbai on Monday in what is the first such time in history.
Earlier, it had jumped to Rs 89.97 in the city but the Monday hike in international crude oil prices led to further escalation in price. While Mumbaikars even otherwise were paying Rs 90, with petrol having crossed the Rs 89.50 mark last week, the price has now officially reached Rs 90 per litre.
The Indian Oil Corporation was selling petrol at Rs 90.08; Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited at Rs 90.17; and Bharat Petroleum Corporation at Rs 90.14.
With the unprecedented rise in price, the Opposition staged a protest in the city and suburbs with Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant leading the agitation in Thane. “Now people should start giving petrol as a gift in marriages and other functions as the product has achieved high value status,” he taunted. Meanwhile Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Mumbai chief Sachin Ahir, too, staged a protest in Mumbai.