Highlights

  • Second cut in excise duties within 7 months
  • Petrol price in Delhi will from Sunday cost Rs 95.91 a litre as against Rs 105.41 a litre currently

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"This will reduce the price of petrol by Rs 9.5 per litre and of diesel by Rs 7 per litre," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted

Diesel and petrol prices slashed in a big relief to the common man as the Modi government cut excise duty on fuel. Central govt reduced the duty on Petrol by Rs 8 per litre and on diesel by Rs 6 per litre.

This will reduce the price of petrol by Rs 9.5 per litre and of Diesel by Rs 7 per litre with immediate effect. This is the second cut in excise duty by the central govt in less than a year. Collective cut in excise Rs 13 on petrol and Rs 15 on diesel, this cut now reverses the govts hike in excise that it did in 2020.

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The move will have revenue implication of around Rs 1 lakh crore per year for the government.

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