The Delhi government last night raised VAT on petrol to 27 percent from 25 percent, resulting in a 96 paise a litre hike in retail pump rates.

Similarly, the VAT on diesel was increased from 16.6 percent to 18 percent. A pollution cess of Rs 0.25 per litre is also levied on diesel.

Petrol now costs Rs 59.99 per litre as against Rs 59.03 a litre previously. A litre of diesel now costs Rs 44.71 as opposed to Rs 44.18 previously.

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