PIL against eatables sold for exorbitant prices at Chepauk

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Saturday, 1st April 2023
Page No. 6
Chennai Print Edition

The Madras High Court on Friday called for the response of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) to a public interest litigation petition which alleged that drinking water, snacks and other food items were sold at exorbitant price during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the M.A. Chidambaram cricket stadium in Chennai on March 22. Acting Chief Justice T. Raja and Justice D. Bharatha Chakravarthy directed TNCA to file its counter affidavit, within two weeks, to the PIL petition filed by advocate A.S. Shanmuga Rajan of Chennai. The petitioner said he watched the match at the stadium, along with his friend, after purchasing two tickets for ₹3,283. He alleged that soft drinks were served in paper cups and sold at exorbitant costs of ₹50 and ₹100 depending upon the size of the cups. He sought for a direction to TNCA to not sell eatables at such high prices in future.

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