Petrol price in Delhi hiked by ₹1.67 per litre, diesel by ₹7.10

This follows Delhi government's decision to raise VAT on petrol to 30 per cent from 27 per cent, previously

Petrol price, Diesel price, Value Added Tax, VAT,
AIMTC said agriculture and commercial vehicles account for about 60 per cent of diesel consumption and both are highly marginalised segments

Petrol price in the national capital was hiked by ₹1.67 a litre on Tuesday (May 5) and diesel by a steep ₹7.10 per litre after the Delhi government raised local sales tax or value-added tax (VAT) on the two fuels.

Petrol in Delhi now costs ₹71.26 a litre as against ₹69.59 previously, oil industry sources said.

Diesel price has been hiked to ₹69.39 per litre from ₹62.29. This follows Delhi government’s decision to raise VAT on petrol to 30 per cent from 27 per cent, previously.

In case of diesel, VAT has been almost doubled to 30 per cent from 16.75 per cent.

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