Shimla, Oct 12 (PTI) Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today directed cement companies to roll back increased rates of cement in the state.

The chief minister held a meeting with the representatives of ACC and Ambuja Cement and asked them to immediately withdraw the hike.

Cement companies which increased the price by Rs 5 per bag agreed to withdraw the hike, an official spokesman said.

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