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The Maharashtra government on Thursday announced a reduction in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2.50 per litre, which will give consumers state of ease to the tune of Rs 5 a liter.
The announcement was made by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis soon after the central government proclaimed cut in the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 per liter.
"Maharashtra government also decided to give additional relief of Rs 2.50 per liter on petrol to give a total benefit of Rs 5 per liter in the state of Maharashtra," Fadnavis tweeted.
Giving thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Fadnavis said the reduction in fuel prices will give a huge relief to citizens.
The diminution followed petrol and diesel prices touching new highs.
Maharashtra's Minister of State for Finance Deepak Kesarkar said historically, Maharashtra has always been reducing prices of fuel in accordance with the Centre.
By Sowmya Sangam