Petrol and diesel Rs. 5 cheaper in Himachal

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Shimla: Amidst the furore on rising fuel prices, the state government has decided to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per litre in the State.

This was decided in a meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

The Chief Minister said that in order to facilitate the general public, the state government has decided to reduce the rate of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per litre.

Prices of petrol and diesel will be cheaper by Rs. 5 per litre in the state, since the Union Government has also decided to reduce the rate of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre. Union government announced to cut Rs 1.50 in excise duty on fuel while an additional Re 1 will be absorbed by the oil marketing companies (OMCs).