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No plan to ban petrol, diesel vehicles, says Nitin Gadkari amid crisis in auto sector

Nitin Gadkari, who was addressing the annual meet of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), said the government is considering a cut in the goods and services tax (GST) rate for hybrid vehicles.
Nitin Gadkari assured that there were no plans to ban conventional petrol and diesel vehicles.(ANI Photo)
Nitin Gadkari assured that there were no plans to ban conventional petrol and diesel vehicles.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 08:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Plastic to petrol: IIP scientists develop tech to counter ecological threat

The mission is to develop a technology that will not only help in disposing of the plastic but will also result in generating revenue from it. After much effort, the institute developed a technology to convert plastic into petroleum products such as diesel, petrol and other aromatic compounds.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visit a plastic recycling plant at Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) in Dehradun on Tuesday. The plant processes plastic waste into fuel.(PTI photo)
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visit a plastic recycling plant at Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) in Dehradun on Tuesday. The plant processes plastic waste into fuel.(PTI photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 04:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi

‘Niti Aayog can’t ban diesel, petrol vehicles’, says Nitin Gadkari

Union minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari’s statement against the policy think-tank was supported by Niti Aayog primary member VK Sararwat who added that dependence on electric mobility is not the correct approach for the country.
Nitin Gadkari also said, the Centre will soon allow announce a vehicle scrapping policy in a bid to provide relief to the automobile sector(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Nitin Gadkari also said, the Centre will soon allow announce a vehicle scrapping policy in a bid to provide relief to the automobile sector(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Day after Budget, petrol, diesel price hiked by Rs 2/litre

On Friday, the cost of petrol and diesel was Rs 67.40 a litre and Rs 76.15 a litre in Mumbai and Rs 64.33 and Rs 70.51 a litre in Delhi, respectively.
A fuel station attendant fills out the prices on board, in Guwahati, Friday, July 5, 2019. Petrol price will be hiked by over Rs 2.5 per litre and diesel by more than Rs 2.3 after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today raised taxes on the fuels to part-fund her Budget for 2019-20.(PTI Photo)
A fuel station attendant fills out the prices on board, in Guwahati, Friday, July 5, 2019. Petrol price will be hiked by over Rs 2.5 per litre and diesel by more than Rs 2.3 after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today raised taxes on the fuels to part-fund her Budget for 2019-20.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2020 03:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBindisha Sarang

Budget 2019: Petrol, diesel tax up by 2, customs duty on gold raised to 12.5%

Budget 2019: Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, Sitharaman said surcharges on individuals having taxable income of 2 crore to 5 crore; and 5 crore and more have been raised.
The cess on petrol and diesel have been increased by Re 1 per litre. In addition, Nirmala Sitharaman also raised the special additional excise duty by Re 1 each on the two fuels.(HT Photo)
The cess on petrol and diesel have been increased by Re 1 per litre. In addition, Nirmala Sitharaman also raised the special additional excise duty by Re 1 each on the two fuels.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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Petrol price up 6 paise, diesel by 7 paise on Sunday

Fuel prices in the country are based on a 15-day average of global crude prices and the rupee-US dollar exchange rate. Currently, the benchmark Brent crude oil is priced around $71.5 per barrel.
Diesel prices too increased on Sunday in tandem with petrol prices. In Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, the cost of diesel increased by 7 paise to Rs 66.26, Rs 68 and Rs 69.96.(HT Photo)
Diesel prices too increased on Sunday in tandem with petrol prices. In Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, the cost of diesel increased by 7 paise to Rs 66.26, Rs 68 and Rs 69.96.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 14, 2019 06:57 PM IST
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Diesel prices up by 10 paise, petrol remains unchanged

In October,  petrol prices had touched a record high of Rs 84 per litre in Delhi and Rs 91.34 in Mumbai. Diesel went up to Rs 75.45 a litre in October in the national capital and Rs 80.10 in Mumbai.
There was a marginal hike in diesel prices on Sunday while petrol prices remained unchanged in the national capital and Mumbai.(AFP File Photo)
There was a marginal hike in diesel prices on Sunday while petrol prices remained unchanged in the national capital and Mumbai.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 11:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Petrol, diesel see big price hikes on Sunday

As per data from Indian Oil Corp, petrol price in Delhi was increased to Rs 70.95 per litre on Sunday while in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai the fuel cost Rs 73.05, Rs 76.58 and Rs 73.65 respectively.
An employee shows the revised prices of petrol and diesel to a customer at a fuel station.(PTI)
An employee shows the revised prices of petrol and diesel to a customer at a fuel station.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 07:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Ethanol blending in petrol shows ‘encouraging’ results: ARAI

According to ARAI officials, the report on ethanol blending has been submitted to the government, which has recently included it as alternative fuel
(Left to right) AR Sihag, secretary, department of heavy industry, Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director, ARAI and M RSaraf during a press conference on Tuesday at ARAI.(HT/PHOTO)
(Left to right) AR Sihag, secretary, department of heavy industry, Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director, ARAI and M RSaraf during a press conference on Tuesday at ARAI.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByYogesh Joshi

Petrol, diesel vehicle ban could affect more than 13.5 lakh cars in Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar

Transport officials said less than 20% of private vehicles as well as buses run on CNG in Noida. Additionally, all heavy commercial vehicles in the city used for carrying goods are diesel-based. With public transport coming to a halt, daily intercity as well as intracity commute will be affected till alternative solutions are provided.
A view of the traffic at Hindon road in Ghaziabad .(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
A view of the traffic at Hindon road in Ghaziabad .(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad/Noida | ByPeeyush Khandelwal and Snehil Sinha

2.5 lakh old petrol and diesel vehicles in Gurugram may be impounded

As per the order diesel commercial vehicles in the series HR 55 to HR 55H; private vehicles in the series HR 26 to HR 26T plying on petrol, and diesel private vehicles in the series HR 26U to HR 26AT will be impounded if found plying.
The order will affect 2.5 lakh vehicles in the city—1.9 lakh private vehicles and 60,000 commercial vehicles. Of these, about 1.5 lakh vehicles are two-wheelers and the rest are four-wheelers(HT File)
The order will affect 2.5 lakh vehicles in the city—1.9 lakh private vehicles and 60,000 commercial vehicles. Of these, about 1.5 lakh vehicles are two-wheelers and the rest are four-wheelers(HT File)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 02:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByKartik Kumar

Petrol, diesel price cuts continue for fourth consecutive day

In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs 81.74 a litre and diesel is priced at Rs 75.19 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol is sold for Rs 87.21 per litre and diesel at Rs 78.82.
Petrol and diesel prices were cut for the fourth straight day Sunday on softening international oil prices, providing some relief to consumers battered by two months of relentless rate hikes.(HT File Photo)
Petrol and diesel prices were cut for the fourth straight day Sunday on softening international oil prices, providing some relief to consumers battered by two months of relentless rate hikes.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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Fuel prices continue to soar, petrol at Rs 82.72 in Delhi

Similar trends were witnessed in Chennai, where the prices of petrol and diesel were hiked by Rs 85. 99 per litre and Rs 79. 71 per litre respectively.
Fuel prices continue to burn holes in the pocket of common people, showing no sign of relief in the coming days.(Reuters Photo)
Fuel prices continue to burn holes in the pocket of common people, showing no sign of relief in the coming days.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2018 01:04 PM IST
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VAT on diesel doubled during SAD-BJP rule in Punjab, petrol too got dearer

There has been little change in these state rates under the Congress, with fuel prices shooting through the roof over the past year or so.
A meeting has been called by Punjab CM on October 8 to decide on the possibility of slashing state taxes after comparative analysis of VAT rates in neighbouring states.(HT File)
A meeting has been called by Punjab CM on October 8 to decide on the possibility of slashing state taxes after comparative analysis of VAT rates in neighbouring states.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 08, 2018 09:09 AM IST
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Petrol and diesel prices rise again, hit 3-week high

Petrol, which in Delhi was cut to Rs 81.50 on October 5, cost Rs 81.82 on Sunday. Diesel rates were hiked by 29 paise a litre each on Saturday and Sunday.
Petrol and diesel prices were cut by a minimum of Rs 2.50 on October 5 when the government’s only second cut in excise duty of Rs 1.50 per litre and state-owned fuel retailers providing a Re 1 per litre subsidy came into effect.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Petrol and diesel prices were cut by a minimum of Rs 2.50 on October 5 when the government’s only second cut in excise duty of Rs 1.50 per litre and state-owned fuel retailers providing a Re 1 per litre subsidy came into effect.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 03:04 PM IST
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Need alternatives to check fuel price: CMs Fadnavis, Kumaraswamy and Amarinder

Three chief ministers from opposite sides of the political divide on Saturday sought solutions to check rising fuel prices other than measures like petroleum products within the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ambit.
Amarinder Singh, chief minister of Punjab, H D Kumaraswamy, chief minister of Karnataka and Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Amarinder Singh, chief minister of Punjab, H D Kumaraswamy, chief minister of Karnataka and Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Karnataka cuts prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 2

The announcement by the Karnataka government comes in the wake of political pressure building against Kumaraswamy after Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments reduced fuel prices.
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy during an interview at Karnataka Bhavan, in New Delhi, in July 18.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy during an interview at Karnataka Bhavan, in New Delhi, in July 18.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 10:33 AM IST
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Petrol given to Tamil Nadu groom as wedding gift, friends say ‘symbolizes worthiness’

Petrol price touched Rs 85.15 per litre in Tamil Nadu, one of the highest in the country, the fuel symbolised a commodity worthy of being given as a gift, his friends said.
Mumbai: An employee shows the revised prices of petrol and diesel to a customer at a fuel station, as the fuel prices prices continued their record-breaking run, in Mumbai, Friday, September 7, 2018.(PTI)
Mumbai: An employee shows the revised prices of petrol and diesel to a customer at a fuel station, as the fuel prices prices continued their record-breaking run, in Mumbai, Friday, September 7, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 08:04 AM IST
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Petrol crosses Rs 90-mark in 12 cities across Maharashtra, Pune next?

Petrol prices in at least 12 cities in Maharashtra – Parbhani, Nandurbar, Nanded, Latur, Jalna, Jalgaon, Hingoli, Gondia, Buldhana, Beed, Aurangabad and Ratnagiri – crossed the Rs 90-mark for a litre by Sunday
An employee shows the revised prices of petrol and diesel to a customer at a fuel station, as the fuel prices prices continued their record-breaking run, in Mumbai, Friday, September 7, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
An employee shows the revised prices of petrol and diesel to a customer at a fuel station, as the fuel prices prices continued their record-breaking run, in Mumbai, Friday, September 7, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKailash Korde

Petrol, diesel rates scale new highs

Petrol and diesel prices Friday scaled new highs as rates were increased on account of rupee depreciation and rise in international oil rates.
While petrol price was increased by 28 paise a litre, diesel rates went up by 22 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned oil marketing companies.(Bloomberg File Photo)
While petrol price was increased by 28 paise a litre, diesel rates went up by 22 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned oil marketing companies.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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West Bengal slashes petrol, diesel prices, cuts VAT by 1 rupee per litre

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo alleged that the BJP-led central government hiked excise duty nine times, even when the global crude prices were falling.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government will slash the prices of petrol and diesel by one rupee per litre.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government will slash the prices of petrol and diesel by one rupee per litre.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 10:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Fuel prices increase again, petrol above Rs 80 in Delhi, rates touch a new high in Mumbai

Petrol and diesel prices saw a hike of 14 paise per litre in Delhi. In Mumbai, petrol and diesel rates touched a new high of Rs 88.26 and Rs 77.47 per litre.
A board displays the petrol and diesel prices at a petrol pump in Guwahati.(PTI File Photo)
A board displays the petrol and diesel prices at a petrol pump in Guwahati.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 09:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

CM Chandrababu Naidu announces cut on VAT to reduce petrol, diesel prices in Andhra

The cut in VAT prices will cost the Andhra Pradesh exchequer around Rs 1,120 crore a year, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu told the state assembly on Monday.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Apparasu

Bharat Bandh: Opposition to protest rising petrol, diesel prices today

The Congress and several opposition parties will observe a Bharat Bandh on Monday to protest rising fuel prices, after accusing the BJP-led government of not doing enough to bring down the prices.
A host of major opposition parties — the Left, SP, RJD, NCP, DMK — have supported the bandh over rising petrol prices and are expected to observe it in several states.(Bloomberg)
A host of major opposition parties — the Left, SP, RJD, NCP, DMK — have supported the bandh over rising petrol prices and are expected to observe it in several states.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 11:52 PM IST
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Petrol crosses Rs 80/litre in Delhi, Diesel price at highest ever

On the other hand, the price of petrol rose to Rs 87.77 per litre in Mumbai, while diesel is being sold at 76.98 per litre.
Fuel prices have yet again witnessed a fresh hike, with petrol being sold at a record high rate of Rs. 80.38 per litre in New Delhi, and diesel at Rs 72.51 per litre.(Bloomberg Photo)
Fuel prices have yet again witnessed a fresh hike, with petrol being sold at a record high rate of Rs. 80.38 per litre in New Delhi, and diesel at Rs 72.51 per litre.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent with Agencies

Petrol at Rs 87.39, diesel at Rs 76.51: Mumbai witnesses steepest fuel price hike in months

While petrol prices went up by 48 paise per litre, diesel soared by Rs 55. Fuel prices have been on the rise since mid-August, going up almost every day due to a weak rupee and rise in crude oil prices.
The Opposition has slammed the rise in petro prices under the Modi government. (AFP File)
The Opposition has slammed the rise in petro prices under the Modi government. (AFP File)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 01:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Petrol, diesel prices hit record high for 10th consecutive day, Modi govt under fire

Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi have increased by 13% and 19% this calendar year so far. With expectations of further tightening in oil prices due to a mix of factors such as declining inventories in the US, and Iran sanctions coming into place, the trend of rising petroleum prices is likely to continue.
Petrol price in Delhi was Rs 79.31 a litre, up from Rs 78.84 on Sunday, according to the price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.(HT File Photo)
Petrol price in Delhi was Rs 79.31 a litre, up from Rs 78.84 on Sunday, according to the price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 10:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Petrol, diesel prices at record high

Fuel prices have again witnessed a hike on Friday morning with petrol being sold at Rs. 78.52 per litre and diesel at Rs. 70.21 per litre Delhi
Fuel prices have again witnessed a hike on Friday morning.(AFP File Photo)
Fuel prices have again witnessed a hike on Friday morning.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 05:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Petrol crosses Rs 78, diesel rates at new high of Rs 69.61 a litre

Petrol price was hiked by 14 paise and diesel by 15 paise, according to price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Diesel rates scaled a new high of Rs 69.61 per litre. In Mumbai, it costs Rs 73.90.(AFP Photo)
Diesel rates scaled a new high of Rs 69.61 per litre. In Mumbai, it costs Rs 73.90.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 07:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Diesel price hits record high of Rs 69.46 a litre, petrol close to Rs 78 mark

Diesel price had previously hit its highest level on May 29 when it reached Rs 69.31 a litre mark in Delhi.
Diesel prices on Monday hit a record high of Rs 69.46 per litre while petrol rates inched towards Rs 78 a litre mark after a fall in rupee made imports costlier.(AFP File Photo)
Diesel prices on Monday hit a record high of Rs 69.46 per litre while petrol rates inched towards Rs 78 a litre mark after a fall in rupee made imports costlier.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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