government slashes petrol prices by rs8 per liter to ease public burden
In a recent move, the caretaker government has decided to bring some relief to the public by reducing the price of petrol by Rs8 per liter. Starting from January 16, people can now fill up their tanks with petrol at the new rate of Rs259.34 per liter. This makes a positive impact and makes it easy for people especially during these challenging times.
While the price of petrol is seeing a significant decrease, the government has chosen to keep the diesel price unchanged at Rs276.21 per liter for the next two weeks. This decision aims to maintain stability in diesel prices, and ensure that those who rely on diesel-powered vehicles and machinery won’t face sudden changes in expenses.
It’s worth noting that the prices of light-diesel oil and kerosene oil remain unaffected by this announcement, indicating a focused adjustment in the petrol and diesel categories only.
Earlier speculations suggested a slightly smaller reduction in petrol prices, around Rs5, and a possible Rs2 change in the high-speed diesel (HSD) rates.
Surprisingly, the price cut for petrol was even bigger than expected. This means people are getting more financial relief than they thought they would.
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In the previous fortnight, the government had maintained the prices of petrol and diesel at Rs267.34 and Rs276.21 per litre, respectively. The adjustment in the prices of kerosene oil and light-diesel oil during that period reflected a decrease in the former and a slight increase in the latter.
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People are probably going to be happy about the government’s decision to lower petrol prices. It helps ease the pressure on wallets due to high fuel costs and shows the government cares about citizens’ money worries during this time of change.