Petrol reduced by Rs 5 and diesel by Rs 2.50 in Maharashtra; Fadnavis thanks Centre

Radhika Dhawad | Oct 4, 2018 16:59


CM Devendra Fadnavis (Photo by: Abhishek Thakare)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis thanked Union Minister Arun Jaitely on Thursday for reducing petrol and diesel prices in Maharashtra by Rs 2.50 each. Maharashtra state government further announced a cut on petrol price by Rs 2.50 by making petrol cheaper by a total of Rs 5. Similarly, Gujarat government too slashed petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2.50 each.

Jaitley had earlier said that the central government would be writing to all state governments to slash petrol and diesel prices by a further Rs 2.50 by cutting sales tax or value added tax (VAT).

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Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “Thank you Hon PM ‪@narendramodi ji and Union Minister ‪@arunjaitley ji for reducing ₹2.50/litre on both Diesel and Petrol. This will give huge relief to common citizens.”

He further wrote, “Maharashtra Government also decided to give additional relief of Rs 2.5/litre on petrol to give total benefit of Rs 5/litre in the State of Maharashtra.”

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani too wrote on twitter, “Finance Minister Sh @arunjaitley Ji has announced Rs 2.5 cuts in petrol & diesel prices, reciprocating positively to FM’s announcement, the Govt Of Gujarat has also decided to reduce Rs 2.50 on both petrol & diesel. Thus petrol & diesel wd be Rs. 5 cheaper in the State of Gujarat.”