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List of five things that are changing from March 1

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LPG prices:

On the first day of every month, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) announce new rates of cooking gas cylinders. However, in February, the rates were revised thrice amid surging crude oil prices. Currently, a 14.2 Kg cylinder is priced at Rs 794 in the national capital while it costs Rs 745.50 in Kolkata and Rs 735 in Chennai.

Fuel rates:

Fuel rates are revised daily but have reached an all-time high in India amid surging crude oil prices. However, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has hinted the price will decrease in the country as the winter season ends.

“Increase in petroleum price in international market has affected consumers too. Prices will come down a little as winter goes away. It is an international matter, price is high due to increase in demand, it happens in winter. It will come down as the season ends,” he said.

Mandatory KYC for SBI customers

From March 1, it will be mandatory for SBI customers to get their KYC done if they want to keep their accounts active.

No Rs 2000 note in ATMs of this bank:

From March 1, customers will not be able to withdraw Rs 2,000 notes from Indian Bank ATMs. However, they will be able to withdraw the notes from the bank counter.

“After withdrawing cash from ATMs customers come into the bank branches to exchange Rs 2,000 notes for smaller denomination currency notes. In order to avoid that we have decided to stop the loading of Rs 2,000 denomination notes in ATMs with immediate effect,” the Indian Bank said.

No free FASTag at toll plazas:

From March 1, customers will have to provide Rs 100 to purchase a FASTag from toll plazas, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has said.

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Here are top five selling cars in India right now: Watch list

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The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was the largest-selling sub-4metre compact SUV in India in March 2021. It was followed by the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra Bolero, Tata Nexon and Kia Sonet. Let us have a look at the sales numbers of all these models for the month of March 2021.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 11,274 units

Continuing its hold over the sub-4metre compact SUV segment, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza emerged as the best-seller with sales of 11,274 units in March 2021. It is priced between 7.51 lakh and Rs 11.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Hyundai Venue – 10,722 units

Following the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was the Hyundai Venue with sales of 10,722 units in March 2021. The Venue is available in the price range of Rs 6.87 lakh to Rs 11.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Mahindra Bolero – 8,905 units

The third best-selling sub-4metre compact SUV in March 2021 was the Mahindra Bolero with sales of 8,905 units. It is offered in the price bracket of Rs 8.17 lakh to Rs 9.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Tata Nexon – 8,683 units

At the fourth position was the Tata Nexon with sales of 8,683 units in March 2021. The Nexon’s price starts at Rs 7.10 lakh and goes up to Rs 12.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Kia Sonet – 8,498 units

The fifth and final position on the list of the top five best-selling compact SUVs in March 2021 was occupied by the Kia Sonet, which registered sales of 8,498 units. Its price ranges from Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 13.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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