GST makes transport affordable but pinches the luxury traveler

> The new Goods and Services Tax will make your travel cheaper but if be prepared for a bigger hole in pocket if you are a luxury traveler.True to its aim of making travel affordable the government did not increase the tax rate on the transport sector. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced that the rate of tax on the transport sector would be 5 percent. This is lower than the prevailing rate of tax rate of six percent while both passenger and sleeper class have been exempted from GST."Considering that transport is an essential part of the infrastructure, the GST council has decided to put rail, road and air travel in the lower bracket of five percent," finance minister Arun Jaitley told after the end of the two day GST Council meeting at SrinagarAnother reason for keeping the taxation rate on transport services in the lower bracket is because unlike other sectors the players in transport sector will not get input credit on taxes.

"Since the transport sector's main input

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