New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a big announcement on Thursday of reduction in diesel prices by Rs 8.36 in Delhi. In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis in the capital, the Kejriwal government has decided to reduce the price of diesel. A mere of 16% VAT will now be imposed on diesel in Delhi from Thursday, July 30 onwards. With this relief of the Kejriwal government,
The price of diesel in Delhi will be reduced by Rs 8.36. Currently, it is priced at Rs 82 per litre, but now it has been reduced from 30% to 16% VAT. With this, the price now stands at 73.64 rupees.
On Thursday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that the cabinet has taken this decision to give a boost to the economy in the state. Now with the slowly improving atmosphere, people are returning to work in Delhi. According to the sources, businessmen and factory owners were appealing for the same and this relief given by the government can help people to start their work in Delhi.
Amid the Coronavirus crisis and lockdown, the prices of petrol and diesel had kept heightening up in the country for several days. Meanwhile, diesel had crossed the mark of Rs 80 for the first time in Delhi. However, the Centre itself said that the VAT is quite higher in Delhi making the prices climb up. Meanwhile, now this decision has been taken by the state government, which can give a big relief to the people of Delhi.