New Delhi: The Delhi government today hiked the prices of petrol by 96 paise per litre and diesel by 53 paise. The hike follows a decision by the state government to increase VAT or local sales tax on the two fuels.
The Delhi government last night raised VAT on petrol to 27 per cent from 25 per cent, resulting in a hike of 96 paise per litre in retail pump rates.
Similarly, the VAT on diesel was also increased from 16.6 per cent to 18 per cent. A pollution cess of Rs 0.25 per litre is also levied on diesel.
Petrol now costs Rs 59.99 per litre as against Rs 59.03 a litre previously. A litre of diesel now costs Rs 44.71 as opposed to Rs 44.18 previously.