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Blueskyheaven Jul 28, 19 12:07 am

JW Marriott in India fined 25000 Rupees for overcharging on Bananas
 
Highlights

  1. Rahul Bose in a video said the hotel charged him Rs. 442 for two bananas
  2. Tax authorities fined JW Marriott Rs. 25,000 for violating regulation
  3. The hotel was fined for collecting tax on an exempted item
The public relations nightmare for a five-star hotel in Chandigarh, peeled for trying to charge actor Rahul Bose Rs. 442 for two bananas, refuses to die down.

Tax authorities have fined JW Marriott Rs. 25,000 for violating regulation by collecting tax on an exempted item, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

On Monday, Rahul Bose's video complaint went viral on Twitter after he roasted the hotel for charging him Rs. 442 for two bananas.

"You have to see this to believe it. Who said fruit wasn't harmful to your existence?" the 51-year-old Shaurya star said.
CHANDIGARH: The Union Territory excise and taxation departme ..

kennycrudup Jul 28, 19 1:14 am

25,000 INR is ~363 USD; likely paid it from petty cash.

daniellam Jul 29, 19 12:22 am

The bill said "Fruit Platter". They should have at least given him a a couple of apples, oranges, a bunch grapes etc in addition to the bananas!

carlosnunez.dfw Sep 2, 19 11:02 pm

For context, based on today's exchange rate, 442 INR is about $7 USD

Antarius Sep 2, 19 11:50 pm


Originally Posted by carlosnunez.dfw (Post 31484354)
For context, based on today's exchange rate, 442 INR is about $7 USD

That doesn't really add context as 7 USD, while high for fruit doesn't barometer it against what the rest of the stay cost. At a store, a dozen bananas likely cost something like 40 rupees. Which means he paid 65 times the market rate for a banana. Which is absolutely absurd.

Also, the whole stay likely cost him a hundred USD odd per night, which makes this even more crazy.


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