Currently (till Wednesday, Mar 28) petrol price in Delhi is Rs 65.64/litre, if it would be reduced by Rs 15 then petrol price in the national capital would be Rs 50.64/litre. Even the three other metro cities of the country, i.e. Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai also may see similar reduction in petrol price.
The latest news surfaced when Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday announced, "I propose to reduce petrol price by Rs 11 per litre to save commuters from inflation."
The BJP in its election manifesto had promised to bring down petrol price at Rs 55 per litre during the Mar 3 assembly polls.
The Chief Minister also said that 0.1% value added tax (VAT) would be levied by the state government so as to keep a record.
The current petrol price is Rs 66 per litre and the proposed reduction will make it the cheapest in Goa, once the state budget is passed.
The reduction of petrol price will also prove to be major relief to the common man in the state.
Parrikar also said that VAT on aviation fuel would be brought down from 22% to 12% in a bid to lure aviation companies to refuel at the Goa airport.