The opposition party questioned the government on why it is not reducing the prices when the global crude oil rates are falling and alleged that this is nothing short of playing fraud with the people of the country.
Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price has been hiked by Rs 2,039.63 per kilolitre, or 2.75 per cent, to Rs 76,062.04 per kl in the national capital.
"In compliance with the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) direction, the Delhi government has deregistered 1,01,247 diesel vehicles that completed 10 years on January 1, 2022. Owners of such vehicles can apply online for NOC if they want re-registration in other states," said the officer.
Jharkhand: CM Hemant Soren has announced concession of Rs 25 on fuel for the people, who own two wheelers in the state. The concession of Rs 25 will be given on 10 litres of petrol and diesel every month, the government said.
Fuel prices were kept unchanged for 27 consecutive days. Earlier on November 4, the government had slashed excise duty on petrol and diesel to bring rates slightly down from the record-high levels.
State-owned fuel retailers Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) revise petrol and diesel prices daily.
Across the country as well, the prices largely remained unchanged on Tuesday but the retail rates varied depending on the level of local taxes.
The pump price of petrol in Delhi, which fell to Rs 103.97 a litre at 6 a. m. on November 4 from previous day's Rs 110.04 a litre, remains at the same level. The diesel prices also remained unchanged in the capital at Rs 86.67 a litre.
Across the country as well, the price of the fuel largely remained unchanged on Thursday but the retail rates varied depending on the level of local taxes.
Poll-bound Punjab has seen the most cut in petrol price of Rs 16.02 a litre, followed by UT of Ladakh with Rs 13.43 a litre and Karnataka (Rs 13.35).
After the centre's announcement to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel, all the BJP-ruled states have also announced cuts on VAT and other taxes on petroleum products, excluding Punjab and Odisha.
Many BJP-ruled states such as Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tripura, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Assam, Bihar and Haryana have slashed VAT on fuel after the Centre cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively.
BJP West Bengal state unit vice-president Raju Banerjee said the party will take out a rally from its headquarters at around 1 pm on Monday.
In Punjab, petrol will now cost Rs 95 per litre and diesel Rs 83.75 per litre. A decision in this regard was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia demanded that the central government should reduce fuel prices, saying that states have fewer resources.
Both central government and states reduced tax on fuel on the eve of Diwali, while BJP-ruled states announced a further tax cut today.
The state’s Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, announced that the petrol will now cost Rs 95.90 per litre and diesel Rs 81.5 per litre in Karnataka.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram targeted BJP over cut in excise duties of petrol and diesel, saying it is a ‘by product’ of recent bypoll results.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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