Activist to write to CM to roll back the Rs 3 surcharge levied on petroleum products

Sushant Ranjan
Friday, 8 September 2017

“In October 2015, the government levied a surcharge of Rs 3 on petrol and diesel as Drought Cess. On April 22 this year, the government increased Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol by Rs 3 per litre. These increments have burdened vehicle owners and is burning a hole in their pockets,” said Velankar.

Pune: City-based activist Vivek Velankar is set to ask the State government to roll back the Rs 3 surcharge levied on petroleum products, which was imposed after the liquor ban on highways. The activist will also write a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regarding the surcharge issue.  

He believes that the surcharge is burdening the common man, who is paying too much for petrol. 

“In October 2015, the government levied a surcharge of Rs 3 on petrol and diesel as Drought Cess. On April 22 this year, the government increased Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol by Rs 3 per litre. These increments have burdened vehicle owners and is burning a hole in their pockets,” said Velankar.

“The liquor ban on highways has been lifted. Now, it’s time for the government to show their responsibility towards citizens. They should withdraw the burden of Rs 3 surcharge. From April until now, a citizen on an average has paid Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 extra on petrol. We will write to Devendra Fadnavis regarding this. We will continue our protest till the government lifts the surcharge,” said Velankar.

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