Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Maharashtra are Karnataka by bordered by six states.
Hyderabad: With the Karnataka state government drawing the 5 percent entrance tax at petrol pumps, both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments are self-assured to lose returns from the sale of diesel and petrol in the state borders. The Karnataka government’s choice has led to a cost variance of four rupees in petrol and diesel in Telangana and six rupees in Andhra Pradesh.
General Secretary of greater Hyderabad petrol and diesel traders’ association, Marri Amarender Reddy stated that both the governments should wake up afore losing any extra revenue towards tax on diesel and petrol.
He even said that the truck drivers fill their tanks with 100 liters, 200 liters or 300 liters at a single time. “Because of the variation in charges, the truck drivers will evade filling tanks in Telangana or Andhra Pradesh. For each 100 liters of diesel, they can save up to Rs 400 to Rs 600 if they fill from Karnataka petrol pumps. Telugu states will consequently stand to lose returns in a big way,” he stated.
He also said that the governments should trail the Karnataka government’s policy and take out entry tax to evade losses. “By June 30, we had the minimum fuel prices in complete South India and truckers should come to TS petrol bunks. Currently, Karnataka has engaged the first place and will rake in the aids,” he stated.
Karnataka is surrounded by six states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Goa.
Apart from for Tamil Nadu, the price of fuel is much more in all the other states. The worth of diesel and petrol in Tamil Nadu is two rupees more than the fuel prices in Karnataka.
Likewise, petrol vehicle customers from Narayankhed and Zahirabad in Sangareddy district, Jogulamba in Gadwal district, Tandur in Rangareddy, and Maktal in Mahbubnagar district will come to petrol bunks in Karnataka which borders these areas. Mr. Reddy has requested the Telugu states to plan an instant and effective retort to Karnataka’s decision.