The government early Friday jacked up the prices of petrol and diesel by more than Rs8 per litre.

According to a notification issued by the Finance Division, the price of petrol has been hiked by Rs8.03 to Rs145.82 per litre while that of high-speed diesel by Rs8.14 to Rs142.62 per litre.

Likewise, the price of light diesel has gone up by Rs5.72 per litre and it will now cost Rs114.07/litre while the rate of kerosene oil has been pushed up by Rs6.27 to Rs116.53 per litre.