J&K Legal Metrology books 2 hotels for overcharging at Katra

The Jammu and Kashmir Legal Metrology Department booked two 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.A team headed by Assistant Controller, LMD Reasi Kuldeep Raj, during the inspection, 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,” an official spokesman said and added that other defective material was also seized by the LMD.Later, the LMD 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, he said.Meanwhile, notice for violation of various provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Legal Meteorology 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 Meteorology Reasi for further legal action warranted under rules.In Jammu, the LMD team headed by Controller RK Katoch conducted a surprise inspection of the business establishments at Wavemall, dealing with Bags, Garments, Food items and Footwear.During the inspection, officers found nine establishments violating different provisions of the Packaged Commodities Rules, J&K Weights and Measures (Enf) Act 1997 and the Legal Meteorology Act, 2009.