01 Aug :- In multiplexes of the state, it has been mandatory to sell food items as per the printed price and if the sale is done at a higher rate then action will be taken according to the Proliferation Science Act, 2009 and the Valuation (Rule).
The state government has given relief to customers who want to empty pockets for food when watching movies in multiplexes. Today, no food or beverages can be sold at a higher rate than the printed prices across the state. Since August 1, there will be no separate MRP of the same commodity. So customers do not have to pay extra for multiplexes.
In the last month’s legislative assembly session in Nagpur, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde had laid down an important note that in the multiplex, the sale of food was being done at a higher rate than the printed price. Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Ravindra Chavan had made an important announcement in the House. According to Section 121 of the Maharashtra Heritage Rooms Rules, 1966, the audience can not restrict the use of food, water, to the theaters, fuddal and multiplexes. He also directed that strict action should be taken against the sellers at the rate higher than the printed prices from August 1.