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Petrol price hiked to Rs 72.96, diesel at 66.36 in Delhi

Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden Budget Speech on Friday and presented the Union Budget 2019-20 before Parliament. Sitharaman raised special additional excise duty and road cess on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre each, saying lower crude oil prices provide her with an opportunity to review taxes on the sector. Also, customs duty on gold and precious metals was raised from 10 per cent to 12.5 per cent to mobilise resources.Courtsey-ABP NEWS