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Movie tickets set to get dearer in Telangana

Published Apr 22, 2017, 1:09 am IST
Updated Apr 22, 2017, 6:56 am IST
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Hyderabad: Cine-goers in Telangana state, from Nagara Panchayat to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), have to pay more for tickets once the government accepts the recommendations of a committee headed by principal secretary to home, Rajiv Trivedi. In GHMC limits, the maximum ticket rate will be Rs 120 for higher class and Rs 40 for lower class in A/C theatres. In non-A/C theatres it will be Rs 60 for higher class and Rs 20 for lower class . In municipalities, a higher class ticket will cost Rs 80 and lower class ticket Rs 20 in A/C theatres. In Nagara and Grama Panchayats, the rates at A/C theatres for a higher class ticket will be Rs 70 and lower class Rs 20. In multiplexes, the maximum admission rates will be Rs 300 and Rs 200 for Gold and Royal class. Theatres are free to enhance charges by 5 per cent every year.

To finalise the committee recommendations, cinematography minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav will hold a meeting on April 25. As per orders from the high court, the TS government had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the principal secretary, Home, Rajiv Trivedi, to study and recommend the classification of cinema theatres and rates of admission into various classes. The state film, television and theatre development corporation h-as asked for an enhancement of admission rates and maintenance charges in cinema theaters. Accordingly, the committee held a meeting on March 14 and finalised the recommendations. The committee has submitted its report to the government recently.

Location: India, Telangana


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