Assam Cuts VAT on Petrol, Diesel By Rs 7 Per Litre

Assam on Wednesday announced a reduction in VAT on petrol and diesel by Rs 7 per litre with immediate effect, hours after the Centre slashed excise duty on fuel. Lauding the step by the Union government, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the state government’s decision on Twitter.

“Heartening to learn Central Govt decision to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel.

In consonance with the decision of Honble PM @narendramodi, I am pleased to announce that Assam Govt will also reduce VAT on petrol and diesel each by Rs 7/- with immediate effect,” he said.

On Wednesday, the prices of petrol and diesel in Guwahati were Rs 106.10 and Rs 98.36 per litre, respectively.

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