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Petrol, diesel cheaper, free insurance worth Rs 10 lakh on digital transaction, says Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Announcing steps to promote digital payments following demonetisation, the government on Thursday said payment by cards for petrol and diesel will enjoy a discount of 0.75 per cent.

The date for rolling out the scheme will be notified shortly, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Passengers paying for railway tickets online will get free accident insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh, Jaitley announced on Thursday.

“All passengers who buy ticket online will get free insurance cover worth Rs 10 lakh,” Jaitley told the media on the completion of one month of demonetisation.

IANS