Time to go bananas again! Mumbai hotel charges man Rs 1,700 for just 2 boiled eggs
Only a few days back Rahul Bose had caused a stir online by sharing the bill from Chandigarh's JW Marriott Hotel that had charged him Rs 442 for just two bananas. And, it's time to go bananas again as a Mumbai-based hotel has allegedly charged a man whopping Rs 1,700 for two simple boiled eggs.
Only a few days back Rahul Bose had caused a stir online by sharing the bill from Chandigarh's JW Marriott Hotel that had charged him Rs 442 for just two bananas. And, it's time to go bananas again as a Mumbai-based hotel has allegedly charged a man whopping Rs 1,700 for two simple boiled eggs. A Twitter user named Kartik Dhar has shared an image of the bill from Mumbai's Four Seasons Hotel that cost him Rs 1,700. "2 eggs for Rs 1700 at the @FourSeasons Mumbai," he captioned the tweet.
He also tagged Rahul Bose with the caption saying, "Bhai Aandolan Karein (Shall we protest)?" Interestingly, the bill also mentions that Dhar was charged the same amount for two Omelettes as well - Rs 850 for each. Unbelievable! The man who shared the tweeted is the author of "All The Queen's Men".
"Is ande ke sath Sona bhi nikla hai kya (Did the hen hatch gold with the eggs)?" posted one user.
— Kartik Dhar (@KartikDhar) August 10, 2019
The hotel is yet to issue a statement on the matter. It is likely to have a tough time ahead going by what happened with JW Marriott after Rahul Bose's tweet. The actor had pointed out that he was charged a staggering Rs 442, including GST, for just two bananas. Following this, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) said the hotel did nothing "illegal".
"Unlike a retail store where bananas can be purchased at market price, a hotel offers service, quality, plate, cutlery, accompaniment, sanitized fruit, ambience and luxury, and not the commodity alone. A coffee available at Rs 10 at a roadside stall could be served at Rs 250 in a luxury hotel," the statement said.
However, it was eventually given a show-cause notice by the Chandigarh Excise and Taxation Department and a Rs 25,000 penalty for levying GST on the two bananas was levied as it violated the provisions of its HSN/Chapter 803.
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