Petrol, diesel to cost more in Gujarat

| Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 21:31
First Published |
Petrol pump

Tax on petrol has been jacked up by 1 percent

Gandhinagar: Petrol and diesel will cost more in Gujarat from Wednesday, the government announced on Tuesday.

Tax on petrol has been jacked up by 1 percent and cess by 2 percent.

With this, the price of petrol per litre in Gujarat will be Rs.62.12 from Wednesday, which is, however, lower than Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharshtra and West Bengal.

Similarly, tax on diesel would go up by 3 percent and cess by 1 percent, pushing the effective overall price to Rs.50.13 per litre.

"The Gujarat government has seen severe impact on its revenues because of continuing price cut," the state tax department said in a release.

It said that due to decreased revenue, development work in the state has been hit.

"A majority of other states across the country have increased tax on petrol and diesel during the last one and half years," it said.

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