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After Assam, Meghalaya slashes petrol/diesel prices by up to Rs 5.54 per litre

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Guwahati, Feb 16 : After Assam, the government in neighbouring Meghalaya on Tuesday announced a reduction of prices by at least Rs 5.54 per litre on petrol and diesel.
Recently, Meghalaya had cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said in a tweet: “In addition to the previous rebate of Rs 2 per litre, the government has decided to reduce petrol price further by Rs 5.4 per litre and diesel by Rs 5.1 per litre to offer relief to the consumers of Meghalaya with slight variations in other districts.” In an announcement made through social media, the Chief Minister said that the reduction in prices of petroleum products was done to ensure that the sale of the fuels in Meghalaya did not get affected as the state government has always maintained competitive pricing of these fuels with Assam.
During the Covid-19 pandemic last year, Meghalaya had levied sales tax surcharge at 2 per cent on motor spirit, including petrol (but excluding motor spirit used as fuel for aircraft, diesel oil and other internal combustion oil), diesel and other internal combustion.
An official release said that the Chief Minister on Tuesday held a meeting with the concerned ministers and officials of the department and made the announcement in a press briefing.

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