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Here's what Nitin Gadkari says on additional 10% GST on diesel vehicles

Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has proposed a 10% increase in diesel car prices in order to discourage polluting automobiles. “Today evening, I am meeting the Union finance minister (Nirmala Sitharaman). I have already prepared a letter where I proposed an additional 10 per cent GST,” Gadkari said in an event organized by […]

Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has proposed a 10% increase in diesel car prices in order to discourage polluting automobiles.

“Today evening, I am meeting the Union finance minister (Nirmala Sitharaman). I have already prepared a letter where I proposed an additional 10 per cent GST,” Gadkari said in an event organized by the industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers in Delhi focused on sustainable mobility.

In a positive indicator, he stated that diesel vehicle sales had decreased from 52% in 2014 to 18% presently. India wants to achieve 50% of its energy demands through renewable sources by 2030, and the increased GST may deter new buyers.

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