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Hotels can sell water, soft drinks above MRP at tables: HRAWI

Hotels and restaurants can sell mineral water and aerated drinks above the maximum retail price unless it is sold over the counter, The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India said today.

October 19, 2016 / 09:17 AM IST

Hotels and restaurants can sell mineral water and aerated drinks above the maximum retail price unless it is sold over the counter, The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India said today.

"HRAWI, in a bid to remove any ambiguity over selling water, aerated drinks and similar commodities above the MRP, has issued a circular to its members clarifying that hotels and restaurants could continue to sell the same above the MRP," the Association said in a statement issued here.

"However, if such commodities are being sold over the counter then it is advised that they be sold at MRP only," it added.

The circular was issued in response to queries posed by members after media reports quoted Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan saying that selling water and aerated drinks above MRP could attract fine and a jail term.