VAT on diesel in Delhi is 12.5 percent compared with about 9 percent in Haryana, which makes its lucrative for truckers to tank up in the neighbouring state.
    
"All 400 petrol pumps in Delhi will remain closed on that day and no diesel, petrol or CNG would be sold," Delhi Petrol Dealers Association Atul Peshwaria said in a statement.
    
A litre of diesel is Rs 1.50 costlier in Delhi due to higher VAT as compared to Haryana, he said. Atul Peshwaria also claimed that the Delhi government is losing almost Rs 400 crore in revenue due to loss of business to Haryana.

(Agencies)

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