Panaji: Goa government on Wednesday announced that after the union government reducing the Excise Duty on petrol and diesel, it will further reduce the taxes making the fuel cheaper in the coastal state.
State chief minister Pramod Sawant, in a message on social media on Wednesday wrote that the petrol prices will be reduced b Rs 12 per litre and diesel by Rs 17 per litre in the state.
He said that the reduction in fuel prices is a “great Diwali gift” given to Indians by Modi-led government.
Sawant wrote “The Modi Govt has given a great Diwali gift to all Indians by announcing reduction in Excise Duty on Petrol and Diesel. I thank the Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi Ji as this decision shall give great relief to common man and help control inflation. In addition, Government of Goa shall reduce additional Rs 7 on Petrol and Rs 7 on Diesel, thereby reducing the price of diesel by Rs 17 per litre and petrol by Rs 12 per litre.”