Petrol price hike: Cheaper fuel prices in Nepal spur smuggling


Petrol price hike: Cheaper fuel prices in Nepal spur smuggling

People of the bordering districts in Bihar also admit the manifold increase in smuggling of petroleum products from Nepal since prices started soaring last week.

MOTIHARI/SITAMARHI/ARARIA: People in the bordering areas are getting their vehicle tanks filled with petrol and diesel in Nepal because of lower prices compared to Bihar. The high prices in the state have also led to cross-border smuggling of petroleum products from Nepal.

Mahesh Agrawal, a senior member of Chamber of Commerce at Raxaul, told this newspaper that petrol was Rs83.57 and diesel Rs73.71 per litre in town on Friday compared to Rs66 and Rs55 (Indian currency) per litre respectively in Nepal. Read More..

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