Petrol and diesel will be dearer in the national capital with the AAP government’s decision to increase VAT rates on them.
The cut in petrol prices comes on back of three successive increases since May, while this is the second reduction in diesel rates this month.
The then Petroleum Secretary, G V Ramakrishna’s pitch to the oil majors was: with drilling rigs idle and exploration costs low, it made sense to risk bucking the trend.
After the cut, petrol will cost Rs 59.20 a litre in Delhi and diesel will be available Rs 47.20 a litre.
Prices of petrol in Delhi will be Rs 60 a litre from tomorrow as against the current Rs 60.49.
Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 56.49 a litre from midnight tonight as compared to Rs 58.91 now.
The third excise duty hike since November will help raise additional Rs 6,000 crore during the current fiscal.
The fall in fuel prices is in a direct connection to the slump in international oil prices.
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