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The duty on IMFL has not been reviewed since 2013, a senior official of the state excise department said on the condition of anonymity.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao said it was not going into the issue and will not interfere with the government's decision.
It was the rising number of complaints that put the Motor Vehicles Department on their toes, a reason why they have decided to cancel the licence of the auto-drivers who deny rides to passengers.
An autodriver who did not want to be named, admits he usually skips short trips hoping that he will get a long trip.
Recent hike in petrol and diesel prices have also pushed up the fruit and vegetable prices.
A video of her meeting the auto driver Kathir was posted in her official Twitter handle on Tuesday, which showed her offering sweets to him and his family members.
The plea, filed through advocate A Maitri, said the government cannot delegate the powers to oil firm for fixing the daily price of petrol and diesel.
Soundararjan, who was accompanied by her aides, also shared a couple of pictures she shot on the occasion.
Currently, the sales tax on petrol and diesel is 32 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.
Fuel prices in the country have been rising almost daily since August 1. They fell only once on August 13 and have been on record levels for over two weeks now.
Most Asian markets slipped amid reports Washington was about to announce a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports, setting the stage for possible reprisals by Beijing.
The CM made the announcement while speaking after unfurling national flag on the occasion of Hyderabad Karnataka Liberation Day.
Petrol in Delhi, which is cheapest among the four metros due to lower taxes, rose to Rs 81.91 per litre on Sunday.
Petrol price touched Rs 85.15 per litre in Tamil Nadu, one of the highest prices in the country.
Abhishek Singhvi condemned the remarks made by Union minister Ramdas Athawale on petrol and diesel, saying they are 'insensitive' and a 'cruel joke' on the people of the country.