Indian Railways Crosses Pre-COVID Freight Loading Figures
The Indian Railways on March 12 stated it has crossed the pre-COVID freight figures recorded in March 2020. The Railways has already carried 1,145.68 million tonnes of goods this year, about 0.07 million tonnes more than the last year. Moreover, the ministry is expecting to cross 1,209 million tonnes by the end of this fiscal year. However, owing to less industrial activity during the lockdown, the volume of coal and petrol carried witnessed… read-more
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Courtesy: The Indian Express
Anurag Thakur Denies Any Govt Plans To Impose New Tax On Petrol, Diesel
Minister Anurag Thakur on March 9 stated that the Centre has no plans of imposing any new taxes on diesel and petrol. Earlier during Budget 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced agricultural tax at Rs 2.5 and Rs 4 on petrol and diesel respectively. Moreover, answering to question on the inclusion of petroleum products in the GST ambit, Thakur said, inclusion “will require the recommendation of the GST Council."
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