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Title: BS-VI fuel to be available in NCR from April 2019: Govt to SC
Source:Business Standard
Date:1 May 2018

BS-VI fuel would be available by April 1, 2019 in 17 out of 23 districts in the National Capital Region and Agra, the Centre told the Supreme Court on 1 May 2018. The government also said that reducing the price gap between petrol and diesel would not be "economically viable" and would lead to inflation. Maintaining that it was not possible to change the pricing structure of diesel since the maximum basic excise duty was already levied on it, the Centre told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that a change in this might have other repercussions, besides a "cascading effect" on inflation as the entire transport sector would be affected.

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