Bengaluru , Sep 17 : Hoping to provide some relief to consumers, the JD(S) and Congress coalition government led by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday announced to reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre.
“Today, we are taking a decision that we are going to reduce Rs 2 on both petrol and diesel,” Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in Kalaburagi said.
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“Everyday fuel prices are increasing. People of Karnataka felt that the state government can reduce the prices of fuel by reducing the taxes. I want to announce from Kalburgi that the coalition government has decided to cut down the taxes for petrol and diesel minimum by 2 rupees. I hope this step taken by our coalition government will give some relief to the people of Karnataka,” Kumaraswamy said.
After Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan, Karnataka is the fourth state which has reduced the fuel prices .
Among the key cities, on Monday, a litre of petrol was sold for Rs. 82.06 in New Delhi, Rs. 83.91 in Kolkata, Rs. 89.44 in Mumbai, Rs. 85.31 in Chennai, and Rs. 84.74 in Bengaluru, according to Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the largest fuel retailer.