1. Petrol price rises by 96 paise/litre; diesel up 53 paise

Petrol price rises by 96 paise/litre; diesel up 53 paise

Petrol price in Delhi was today hiked by 96 paise per litre and diesel by 53 paise after the state government raised VAT or local sales tax on the two fuels.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 19, 2016 3:41 PM
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Petrol price in Delhi was today hiked by 96 paise per litre and diesel by 53 paise after the state government raised VAT or local sales tax on the two fuels.(Reuters)

Petrol price in Delhi was today hiked by 96 paise per litre and diesel by 53 paise after the state government raised VAT or local sales tax on the two fuels.

The Delhi government last night raised VAT on petrol to 27 per cent from 25 per cent, resulting in a 96 paise a litre hike in retail pump rates.

Similarly, the VAT on diesel was increased from 16.6 per cent to 18 per cent. A pollution cess of Rs 0.25 per litre is also levied on diesel.

Petrol now costs Rs 59.99 per litre as against Rs 59.03 a litre previously. A litre of diesel now costs Rs 44.71 as opposed to Rs 44.18 previously.

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  1. Varun Chaitwal
    Jan 19, 2016 at 10:37 am
    VAT is this nonsense?
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      Hitesh K.
      Jan 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm
      VAT has been increased because of increasing pollution in delhi. To curb pollution delhi govt. took this step.
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        SC
        Jan 19, 2016 at 11:13 am
        We are having finance ministers both at the Centre and State level who know how to increase taxes on the people.
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