Varinder Rana, Amar Ujala, Ludhiana (Punjab)
Published by: ajay kumar
Updated Sat, Nov 6, 2021 1:37 AM M. IST
While the central government has provided relief to the people by reducing the excise tax on gasoline and diesel, there was a crisis in front of the owners of gasoline pumps in Punjab. Three neighboring Punjab states have lowered their VAT rates. This has added to the difficulties. Gasoline and diesel are much more expensive in Punjab than in Chandigarh, Haryana, and Himachal. Now the people of Punjab are moving to these states.
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As a result, instead of taking oil from gas pumps adjacent to the border, people are moving to other states. If we talk about the price difference, then the gasoline in Chandigarh is cheaper at Rs 11.64 a liter compared to Punjab. It is cheaper at Rs 11.57 in Himachal and Rs 10.60 in Haryana.
If the Punjab government does not reduce its VAT soon, gasoline pumps adjacent to the borders will reach the brink of stagnation in the coming days. If the government does not make a decision on this matter soon, then its effect will also be seen on the Punjab treasury because most of the people have started moving to neighboring states instead of Punjab.