Hyderabad: The legal metrology team on Sunday raided all major multiplexes across Hyderabad with 15 teams, and filed 105 cases against 14 multiplexes.
“The MRP on products should be uniform, during raids we have found out that brands like Kinley, which manufactures water, has one water product which would be sold in the main stream and is sold at a price between Rs 10 to Rs 12 and the same water product is sold at Rs 60 in the multiplexes, which is a violation of metrology norms,” said Bhaskar Reddy, assistant controller, legal metrology Hyderabad.
The complaints were that multiplexes have been selling water, cold drinks and popcorns at exorbitant prices to the people. The customers complained that, each of the popcorn bucket they were buying was costing between Rs 250 to Rs 300 in a small container, where they did not know the quantity of which is being given to them, said the official.
The multiplexes which were raided included GVK 1, Prasads, I Max, Carnival at Ameerpet, all PVR multiplexes, Leonia and Asian multiplexes....