Legal Metrology books 2 hotels for overcharging

Jammu : 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 in the town.
Officials said during the inspection, the team found that a leading Hotel 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,” officials added.
Later, the Legal Metrology team also booked hotel ‘The White Vaishano Devi Katra’ for overcharging one litre Kinley water bottle at 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 was served to the defaulters and the management of the hotels were directed to attend the office of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Reasi for further legal action warranted under rules.