Tax on liquor, petrol, diesel hiked in Delhi, other states. 10 points2 min read 05 May 2020, 05:00 PM IST
Delhi has hiked tax on both liquor and petrol and diesel
Other states are also planning to hike tax on liquor
NEW DELHI : Struggling with low revenues during lockdown, several states have increased taxes on alcohol and fuel during lockdown. In Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal government not only imposed a 70% 'Special Corona Fee' on liquor but also raised value added tax (VAT) on both petrol and diesel. As a result, petrol price in the national capital was hiked by ₹1.67 a litre on Tuesday and diesel by a steep ₹7.10 per litre. With the hike in VAT on auto fuels, the Delhi government expects to raise an additional over ₹900 crore annually.