Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal reduces VAT on petrol by Rs 8, a big relief for the capital

Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal reduces VAT on petrol by Rs 8, a big relief for the capital
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As a big relief to all the residents of Delhi, the AAP-led Arvind Kejriwal government Wednesday reduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol by Rs 8.

The consensus was reached after a meeting of the Delhi cabinet, held today. With this reduction, the price of petrol is all set to reduce in Delhi to a great extent.

Currently, one litre of petrol costs Rs 103.97 in Delhi. Earlier, Centre had announced to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 per litre and Rs 10 per litre respectively.

The central government on Diwali had cut excise duty on petrol by Rs 5 per litre; while on diesel, it was cut by Rs 10 per litre in a bid to bring down the rising burden due to increasing fuel prices.

In the wake of rising concern over Omicron, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately stop international flights coming to Delhi from countries at risk.

These are the nations where the new coronavirus variant Omicron has been detected.

The Supreme Court, just two days back, expressed concerns over air pollution levels in the national capital. The court has questioned the local authorities regarding the steps that are being taken to control the situation.

The apex court also said that the air pollution levels in Delhi are painting a negative picture of the country on the world map.

It has also directed the Delhi government to frame a comprehensive plan to plant trees in Delhi.

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