Tourists taken for a royal ride

BANGALORE: With no government recognised shops in the vicinity pf Bannerghatta Biological Park, the tourists are forced to buy water and eatables from the vendors at exhorbitant rates. S

Published: 11th April 2012 11:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:27 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: With no government recognised shops in the vicinity pf Bannerghatta Biological Park, the tourists are forced to buy water and eatables from the vendors at exhorbitant rates.

Shashank, a tourist from Chennai, had a shock of life when he was told that one litre of bottled water is Rs 25 and Rs 50 for a two litre bottle. “The price at which the water is sold is on par with star hotels. I am surprised how these things go on. While the MRP is Rs 17 how can the vendor charge Rs 25. This is nothing but  day light robbery.

This was vouched by Venkatkrishna, employee of a private firm from Kolar, who came to the BBP with his family members.

He said: “The eatables are very costly here. The vendors are fleecing tourists. It is high time the concerned authorities tightened the noose and make the vendors fall in line. This is absurd. How can they charge Rs 25 per litre of bottled water”?    

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