The Centre lowered excise duty on fuel by 5 per litre and diesel by 10 per litre on the eve of Diwali this year to drive down retail prices across the country.
The Delhi government lowered the value added tax (VAT) on fuel prices from 30% to 19.40% on Wednesday, bringing petrol prices in the national capital down by $8 per litre.
The decision was made earlier in the day during a Cabinet meeting hosted by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
On the eve of Diwali last month, the Centre lowered excise duty on petrol by 5 per litre and diesel by 10 per litre to lower retail prices across the country.
Several states and union territories, particularly those headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its supporters, followed suit after the Centre’s surprising decision.
Following the Centre’s decision, fuel prices across the country stayed steady for the 28th consecutive day on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, petrol was selling for 103.97 per litre, while diesel was selling for 86.67 per litre, thanks to the Delhi government’s move to reduce VAT on fuel prices.
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