Manohar Parrikar today presented the state budget in which it has almost abolished the VAT on Petrol and in the state of Goa alone the cost would be reduced by Rs.11 per liter.
In Panji the currently a liter of petrol costs Rs.65+ and after this reduction it will cost about Rs.54 per liter.
Where as in Belgaum with a whopping 30% Vat and cess and surcharge on the same Belgaumites need to pay Rs.75+ per liter.
So it means a whopping difference of Rs.21 between two states. In the state of Maharshtra the cost of petrol is lesser by Rs.4-5 when compared to cost in Belgaum. Like just 15 kms from the city in Shinnoli one will have to pay Rs.4-5 less than in Belgaum.
The tax on Petrol is the highest in Karnataka.