Govt. plans to reduce petrol, diesel prices

January 7th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): The Government on Wednesday said that it might reduce the petrol and diesel prices in the next two to three weeks.

“We will try to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel in the next 2-3 weeks,” Petroleum Minister Murli Deora told media persons at the AICC Headquarters here.

The government also said it may cut the price of cooking gas.

“There was loss on that count to the government, he said. However, he hinted at a reduction of Rs 20-25 per cylinder.

Earlier in December last year, the government had reduced the price of petrol by Rs 5 per liter and diesel by Rs 2 per liter.

Speaking on the truckers strike, the Minister said, “Somebody perhaps is misguiding them.”

The All India Motor Transport Congress, which represents around six million truckers across the country called for the indefinite strike from Monday, demanding reduction of diesel prices and withdrawal of the service tax on truckers. (ANI)

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