Petrol, diesel, LPG and kerosene will now have reduces rates in Maharashtra as per minister Girish Bapat. It is learnt that oil marketing companies have agreed to remove the additional surcharge on products.
The minister held a meeting with Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi on the state government’s proposal to end unjust charges by petroleum companies for 2014-15.At the meeting, the petroleum companies agreed to remove the surcharge, he said. “This would help cut petrol prices in the state by 95 paise and diesel 66 paise in about a week,” the minister claimed. The decision of price reduction will also apply to LPG and kerosene prices, he added.
A separate proposal on surcharge for 2015-16 was discussed at the meeting, which is intended to further bring down prices of petroleum products, as per the minister.
Recently the prices of petrol has reduced been by INR 3.02 per litre, while diesel price has seen a hike of INR 1.47 for a litre. Petrol is currently priced at INR 56.61 for a litre in New Delhi, while the diesel price is INR 46.43 for a litre in the national capital.
The reduction will provide some more relief to customers in Maharashtra.