Civilians of Jaigaon crosses border to buy petroleum at cheaper rate

The civilians of Jaigaon, a city in Alipurduar district, are buying petroleum fuel which is cheaper in the Himalayan Kingdom by crossing the border.

Bhutan had restarted the 4 border points which is also linked to India after almost two and a half years since emergence of Covid-19 sealed it. Indian Oil Corporation Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Prtroleum Corporation provided petroleum fuels to Bhutan from India. “The fuels are sold at international prices. As Bhutan does not levy tax on the fuels sold in the country, the prices always remain less than our country,” the secretary of the Jaigaon Merchants’ Association, R.S. Gupta stated. The rate of petrol is Rs 107.3 per litre whereas diesel is Rs 93.9 per litre in the district.

It has been from several years, the civilian of the city and the nearby areas are buying fuel from Bhutan. The town has almost five hundred auto, two hundred trucks and two hundred commercial vehicles, along with fifteen hundred private vehicles.

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