- Rs 200 cap on multiplex tickets yet to be implemented
- The order is stuck with the Commercial Taxes Department
- No confirmation yet on the order, yet
Just two days ago, it was reported that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given the nod for Rs 200 limit on multiplex tickets and would come into effect by Friday (April 28). This piece of news had brought cheers among many moviegoers who were waiting to catch the great epic sequel 'Baahubali 2' being released on the same day. With tickets already sold in advance in many multiplexes for a jaw-dropping price, chief minister's announcement was a quite respite.
But, turns out no such order was issued yet by the Chief minister. In fact, Chief Minister Sdidaramaiah has already signed on the dotted line, but it has not yet reached the department concerned - Commercial Taxes department - that will facilitate the implementation of the order, reports Kannada Prabha.
Reason? There has been confusion within the department on the probability of the order, it is learnt. Hectic discussions were held on Thursday on how and when to implement the order. As a result, the much-hyped announcement has been delayed, much to the disappointment of moviegoers.
In fact, mandatory to fix Rs 200 limit on multiplex tickets was announced during the state budget in March after Karnataka Rakshana Vedike had demanded a uniform pricing on cinema tickets. But even after more than a month, the government is yet to pass the order. Sources said that chief minister will look into it only after he returns from his Dubai visit. While the government takes its own time to issue the order, theatres are making some quick buck with by charging exorbitant ticket price for the epic movie ‘Baahubali 2’.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:49 PM IST