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Soaring fuel costs in Delhi are hampering Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue for the capital, according to figures released by the government.
In Mumbai, a litre of petrol is being retailed at Rs 83.72 (decrease by Rs 0.20), while diesel is being sold at Rs 76.38 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.19).
In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs 81.74 a litre and diesel is priced at Rs 75.19 per litre while in Mumbai, petrol is sold at Rs 87.21 per litre and diesel at Rs 78.82.
Fuel prices continued its upward trend on Sunday, with petrol being retailed at Rs 82.72 per litre and diesel at Rs 75.38 in the national capital.
With the festival season on, secretary of Mahila Pragatisheel Association (MPA) Ritu Bhatia said the residents are being forced to use private vehicles in the capital due to lack of public transport.
The Centre has maintained that prices of fuel have reached record highs due to an increase in global crude oil prices and depreciation of the Indian rupee.
'It's not a symbolic agitation, it will go on till the Arvind Kejriwal government slashes VAT on petrol and diesel,' Goel said.
The Union Minister said his earlier request to the Chief Minister was rejected by the State Government.
Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac said the state will not reduce tax on petroleum products.
It would have been better if the Centre reduced duties on fuel in the initial stages of the price hike.
No helmet, no petrol - that’s now the rule at petrol pumps in Rajamahendravaram from Friday.
Ever-increasing fuel prices have crashed the dreams of people who once bought four-wheelers, hoping to earn a livelihood by using them to provide cab services.
The state governments will bear the impact of the cut of Rs 2.5 per litre from the state Value Added Tax (VAT).
These changes will be effective from midnight, says Finance secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia.
Gandhi tweeted in Hindi that when fuel and gas prices are on the boil and there is an outcry in the public, till when will the prime minister be on silent mode?