Petrol to be cheaper by Rs 8 per litre in Delhi as AAP govt decides to cut VAT
Petrol and diesel have become cheaper in Delhi as compared to other NCR cities.
The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to reduce the VAT on petrol, bringing down the price of the fuel in the city by about Rs 8 per liter, a move Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said will give relief to Delhiites from inflation.
At a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister, it was decided that the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on petrol will be reduced from the present 30 percent to 19.4 percent, leading to a cut of around Rs 8 per liter, government officials said.
''We made petrol quite cheaper in Delhi today. The VAT was reduced from 30 percent to 19.4 percent. Petrol and diesel have become cheaper in Delhi as compared to other NCR cities. I hope this step will give relief to the people of Delhi from price rise,'' Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The price of petrol after the VAT cut will go down from the current Rs 103 per liter to Rs 95 per liter, the officials said.
The petrol price in Delhi was higher as compared to the NCR cities in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, where the state governments had announced a VAT cut following the Centre's decision to reduce the excise duty on fuel prices.
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