Diesel in Delhi to cost Rs 73.64 per litre, reduced by Rs 8.36


New Delhi, (UNI)

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the prices of diesel in Delhi will be reduced by Rs 8.36 per litre.

As per the decision taken in the meeting held by the Delhi Cabinet, the VAT on diesel will be reduced from 30 per cent to 16.75 per cent, bringing down diesel price from Rs 82 to Rs 73.64 per litre.

Addressing a digital press conference here, Mr Kejriwal also said that this will not only bring a huge relief to the people of Delhi but will also be a big step in boosting economic revival in the national capital.

He also said that within four days of launching the job portal 'Rozgar Bazaar', around 7577 companies have posted 2,04,785 job vacancies and 3,22,865 job seekers have registered on the portal.

Mr Kejriwal said, "The two crore people of Delhi have brought Corona under control. However, we need to ensure social distancing and wear masks, because if we become complacent, Corona might spike again.

'We now need to focus on how we can revive the economy of Delhi because many people have been affected due to shutting down of businesses and industries. People of Delhi have accepted big challenges in the past and have overcome them.

'We will accept and win this economic challenge as well. A crucial decision was taken in a cabinet meeting that was held today, which I believe will be an important step in taking the economy forward,' he added.