NEW DELHI || Credited with controlling the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic much better than other states, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday took another ‘people-friendly’ initiative when he decided to slash the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel.
The Kejriwal cabinet has decided to reduce VAT on diesel from 30% to 16.75%, Kejriwal informed. This, he added, will reduce the price of diesel in Delhi from Rs 82 to Rs 73.64 i.e. by Rs 8.36 per litre.
This decision of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi is set to go a long way in reducing the burden on the common man, who as it is, is hard by the pandemic, which has slowed down economy, lead to job cuts.