Uttarakhand hikes prices of petrol, diesel amid coronavirus crisis

The Uttarakhand state cabinet has decided to increase the price of petrol by 2 per litre and diesel by 1 per litre, according to Uttarakhand Minister Madan Kaushik.

(File photo used for representational purpose only). (REUTERS)
(File photo used for representational purpose only).

Now, petrol in the state will be sold at 74.55 per litre from earlier 72.55 while the price of diesel is now 64.17 per litre.

The price of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) has been increased to 20- 200 per bottle and imported liquor by 475 per litre.

The government has estimated to collect revenue of 250 crore with the hike.

Several state governments are increasing prices of fuel and liquor in a bid to boost their revenue which has taken a toll due to coronavirus-induced lockdown.

First Published Date: 08 May 2020, 10:21 AM IST
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