Diesel becomes costlier than petrol in Delhi
Diesel price for the first time in living memory crossing the rate of petrol in the national capital on Wednesday. Diesel now costs Rs 79.88 per litre in Delhi as compared to petrol price of Rs 79.76.So far, both the central and state government have made sure diesel costs less than petrol because it has greater commercial use.
However, diesel has become costlier than petrol in the national capital because the state government had raised local sales tax or VAT on the fuel sharply last month.
Fuel rates differ from state to state depending on the incidence of VAT.