Jammu : Two prominent hotels booked for overcharging

The Jammu and Kashmir Legal Metrology Department on Saturday booked two prominent hotels for overcharging in Katra town of Reasi district.
Acting swiftly on the consumer complaint regarding over charging on the packaged items by the Hotels and Restaurants at Katra, a team of Legal Meteorology Department conducted inspection.
Acting swiftly on the consumer complaint regarding over charging on the packaged items by the hotels and restaurants at holy town of Katra, a team of Legal Metrology Department under the supervision of Assistant Controller LMD Reasi Kuldeep Raj inspected various hotels and restaurants.
During the inspection, one of the leading hotels, named Country Inn was found selling packaged drinking water bottles (brand name Kinley, 1 litre) to the consumers at the rate of Rs 82.60 against MRP of Rs 19 with the excess amount of Rs 63.60.
Shops inside the hotel Country Inn were also found selling packaged dry fruits and other items without mandatory declarations required under packaged Commodities Rules 2011. Other defective material was also seized by the Inspector LMD Reasi Vicky Sharma on the spot.
Later, the Legal Metrology team also booked hotel The White Vaishano Devi Katra for over charging one litre Kinley water bottle by Rs 59 against the MRP of Rs 19 thereby looting Rs 40 extra from the consumers.
Notice for violation of various provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Legal Metrology Act and     Packaged Commodities Rules 2011 were served to the defaulters and the management of the hotels was directed to attend the office of the
Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Reasi for further legal action warranted under rules.

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