Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren on Wednesday announced that the state government has decided to give a concession on soaring petrol prices for customers in the state. The Chief Minister took to Twitter to announce a relief of ₹ 25 a litre on petrol rates for two-wheelers from the state level. This concession on auto fuel can be availed only by motorcycle and scooter riders, which will be applicable from January 26, 2022.
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He said on Twitter, “The price of petrol and diesel is increasing continuously, due to which the poor and middle-class people are majorly impacted. Therefore, the government has decided to will give a relief of ₹ 25 per litre on petrol for two-wheelers from the state level. Its benefit will start from 26 January 2022.”
He further said, “Despite having a motorcycle at home, a poor man can’t ride it because he has no money for petrol. He is not able to take is produce to the marketplace to sell it.”
The government will transfer ₹ 25 for every litre filled into a two-wheeler in the bank account of the ration cardholder. A family can avail of this facility for up to 10 litres of petrol every month.
Currently, petrol in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi is priced at ₹ 98.52 a litre while diesel costs ₹ 91.56 a litre. Ration-card holders in the state will get petrol at a subsidised rate of around ₹ 73 a litre. In the national capital Delhi, the two auto fuels are priced at ₹ 95.41 a litre and ₹ 86.67 a litre.