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RWAs urge CM to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Several resident welfare associations and groups in have urged to reduce VAT on petrol and diesel in the city, claiming the residents were suffering due to price hike.

The central government had slashed the rate of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre on October 4, V K Arora, the convenor of Residents Forum said.

This was followed by reduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) by various states including neighbouring and bringing relief to their residents.

"We urge the government to reduce VAT on petrol and diesel in the national capital and bring the fuel prices down," Arora said.

With the festival season on, of (MPA) said the residents are being forced to use private vehicles in the capital due to lack of affordable and efficient public transport.

"Due to price difference of about Rs two to three in fuel prices with and Uttar Pradesh, Delhiites living near borders are being forced to buy fuel from neighbouring states which is Bharat Standard (BS) IV as compared to less polluting BS VI in Delhi," Manish Chawla, a resident of said.

"As winters are approaching, use of BS IV in capital is also leading to more pollution in the city coupled with burning of crops in neighbouring states," said VN Bali, the of RWA Federation, East Delhi said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 15:05 IST