Shillong, Feb 16: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today announced that the prices of petrol and diesel have been reduced to bring some relief to the people of the state.
The government’s decision comes following protest from commercial vehicles, who had stopped plying the streets since February 3rd this month.
According to the new rates in Shillong, petrol will now cost Rs 85.86 per litre, which is Rs 7.4 lesser than the earlier retail sale, and diesel prices has been reduced from Rs 86.23 to Rs 79.13 per litre.
In Ri Bhoi district, petrol prices have gone down from Rs 91.81 to 84.76. Meanwhile, diesel rates have reduced by Rs 6.89 and will now cost Rs 78.21.
“In other districts also the impact will be accordingly set,” the Chief Minister stated.
He said that the prices were reduced despite the fact that the state is still facing a lot of financial issues owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the additional VAT on fuel prices had helped the state in combating the impacts of the pandemic on the economy of the state.
|Location||Retail Sale Priceof Petrol on 16/2/2021 (in Rupees per litre)||New Retail Sale Price of Petrol (in Rupees per litre) effective from midnight of 16/2/2021, based on the landing price of Petrol as on 16/2/2021|
|Location||Retail Sale Priceof Diesel on 16/2/2021 (in Rupees per litre)||New Retail Sale Price of Diesel (in Rupees per litre) effective from midnight of 16/2/2021 based on the landing price of Diesel as on 16/2/2021|
A press statement issued by the government later in the evening said, the retail sale price of the Petrol/Diesel is subject to fluctuations, based on the landing price of the Petrol/Diesel at a particular location.