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Worried about rlys overpricing food? Good news, Mumbai activists want MRP on packets

Railway officials, however, said the prices of food products are clearly stated on the menu card given to the passengers

mumbai Updated: Sep 25, 2017 10:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Indian railways,Piyush Goyal,Union railway minister
Acting on the railway minister’s orders, authorities issued a directive, saying each food box and casserole would now bear the name of the supplier and contractor, weight of the product, date of packing and the vegetarian or non-vegetarian symbol.(HT File Photo)

After Union railway minister Piyush Goyal ordered authorities to ensure that food packets sold on railway stations bear details of the product, activists have demanded that authorities make it mandatory to mention the product’s maximum retail price (MRP) too.

Acting on Goyal’s orders, authorities issued a directive, saying each food box and casserole would now bear the name of the supplier and contractor, weight of the product, date of packing and the vegetarian or non-vegetarian symbol.

Now, activist Anil Galgali has written to the Indian Railways, asking authorities to display the MRP of packets sold on-board trains. “If the MRP is not displayed on the product, it is possible for contractors and sellers to cheat passengers,” he said.

Railway officials, however, said the prices of food products are clearly stated on the menu card given to the passengers. They added that contractors cannot charge extra just because the packets do not mention the MRP.

First Published: Sep 25, 2017 10:37 IST