Well said points Raj! I will anyday pick a diesel over a petrol as my daily running is almost close to 100km a day. And we plan most of trips in cars rather than a train or flight so a diesel is more economical than a petrol in highways!
But hoping diesel to be atleast Rs.10 lesser than petrol always!
I'd prefer diesel over petrol any day. Even with the free market, the price hike for diesel wont be that high, as diesel is used for transportation and it would lead to inflation. I think this system wont affect diesel.
People talk about high purchase and maintenance cost of diesel. But i think diesel fairly compensates that with low cost of diesel and better resale value at the end. But then it depends on one's usage. For ours, buying a petrol would be a disaster.
Diesel engines are fuel efficient than Petrol engines as they burn the fuel more efficiently.
In India, diesel is more easily available on a highway than petrol.
Removing subsidy for diesel will cause a catastrophic effect in the nation’s economy. As India is large, transportation has a major impact in pricing of commodities and a raise in transportation cost will lead to rise in commodity prices. If the government fix different price for transport/commercial vehicle with respect to other diesel vehicle, there will be a possibility of black marketing of fuel.