Unmindful of KSRTC's warning not to sell products above the maximum retail price (MRP), shopkeepers inside Kempegowda Bus Station were found continuing to overcharge.
Reacting to an article “Shopkeepers make a killing here”, appearing in The Hindu on April 4 this year, KSRTC had claimed that penalty to the tune of Rs. 2,900 had been levied on errant shopkeepers and that they had been warned against overcharging.
Sarika Rao, a student, said shopkeepers still charge more than the MRP. A bottle of drinking water with Rs. 14 MRP is sold at Rs. 16, she said. Though KSRTC had claimed that it had put up signboards asking people to contact the officials in cases of overcharging, there was no evidence of any.
Ramakrishna, another passenger, said barring a couple of exceptions, it was the same story in all stalls.