Four popular restaurants in Hyderabad were booked for dual pricing and other violations on Friday by the Legal Metrology Department in Telangana. Officials say dual pricing allowed by SC is not applicable to every restaurant in the city.
Cases have been booked against Pista House Restaurant, Nizampet, Sangeetha A Lounge Restaurant & Bar, Madinaguda, Chaitanya Bar & Family Restaurant at Kukatpally and Hotel Kuchipudi Palav Restaurant at Miyapur. All the four complaints were filed by K Sai Teja, head of social media and public relation at Forum Against Corruption (FAC), a city-based activists group.
In the complaint to the Legal Metrology Department, Sai wrote, “Pista House was found charging Rs 40 for one soft drink in a 300 ml of a glass bottle, whereas the original MRP on soft drink bottle is only Rs 25. In addition to this excess amount they are also levying the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on the Maximum Retail Price (MRP).”