On a surprising note, the government is going to announce that the people can carry water bottles to malls and multiplexes, in a bid to avoid the dual MRP. They even declared that restricting anyone to carry water bottle is a violation of consumer rights.

“In Malls, they won’t allow the customers to carry their water bottles, and they sell the same water bottle at different prices. This is a pure violation of consumer rights, and with an aim to curb this act, we are taking necessary precautions,” shared Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader.

He stated that since the past few months, the government has been receiving many complaints from people mentioning that malls and multiplexes are charging Rs. 50 for a water bottle, which is usually available at Rs. 20. So, Khader has issued orders to crackdown on malls and multiplexes, where the bottles sold for more than MRP. 

Consumer Affairs Department Says Multiplexes and Airport Shops Must Follow Normal MRP Rates

As per the instructions given by the minister, the officials have conducted raids at 295 locations on Wednesday in Karnataka and also booked nearly 73 cases. The officials have crackdown the malls and multiplexes at Belagavi, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Haveri, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Madikeri, and Hassan.

Khader also asked the people to come out and register complaints if they found, any establishment selling out the essential comedies for more than MRP.

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