Hotel Fined Rs 25,000 for Over-Charging Rahul Bose for Two Bananas!


(c) Wikimedia Commons / Pexels

Photo of Hotel Fined Rs 25,000 for Over-Charging Rahul Bose for Two Bananas! by Samarth Arora

Recently, Bollywood actor Rahul Bose took to social media and posted a clip that caused a stir among fans. The 51-year-old actor had ordered for a couple of bananas at JW Marriott when he was handed an outlandish bill of Rs 442 by the five-star hotel!

Photo of Chandigarh, India by Samarth Arora

This triggered fury among his followers and fans started sharing their own billing horror stories in response. Seems it is not uncommon for hotels to charge exorbitant rates from guests. The word spread like wildfire on online platforms. The matter soon became a topic of national interest, leading the authorities to take a stern action against the act.

The Excise and Taxation Department of Chandigarh has now issued a fine of Rs 25,000 on hotel JW Marriott in the city for over-charging actor Rahul Bose for fruits served to him in the hotel. A copy of the bill that was part of his online post clearly showed an additional GST added to the purchase. The hotel authorities failed to give a satisfactory reply on a show-cause notice served over the issue and this led to the imposing of the fine, finally.

R K Chaudhry, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, UT Chandigarh stated that in this matter, a showcase notice was earlier issued to the hotel management. While the authorities needed strong reasons from the hotel authorities for how this happened, the response was not satisfactory and unreasonable.

Meanwhile, a guest staying at The Taj shared an announcement by Taj, where the hotel takes a dig at JW Marriot by offering complimentary seasonal fruits to its guests. Talk about great timing!

Tell us about your views in the comments below or here on Tripoto.

Get travel inspiration from us daily! Save our number and send a Whatsapp message on 9599147110 to begin!