These States Announce Cut On Petrol, Diesel Prices

New Delhi: Following the Centre’s excise duty cut on petrol and diesel, several states followed suit with Assam and Tripura being the first two to do so on Wednesday.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma declared VAT reduction of ₹7 on both petrol and diesel effective immediately. Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb also slashed ₹7 VAT on petrol and diesel, which is effective from Thursday.

“A happier Diwali for the 37 lakh people of Tripura,” tweeted the chief minister.

Following Assam and Tripura, Karnataka and Goa governments also announced fuel price cut.

According to Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, the state government will soon issue a notification to announce a cut VAT on petrol and diesel prices.

There will be a further reduction of state VAT by ₹1.30 on petrol and ₹1.90 on diesel apart from ₹5 and 10 ₹reduction on excise duty in Bihar, tweeted Sushil Kumar Modi. Effectively, in Bihar, petrol will be cheaper by ₹6.30 and diesel by ₹11.90, he said.

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