Hoteliers fined for violating tourist trade Act

KATRA: Tourism Department imposed Rs 37,000 fine on hotels, guesthouses in Katra for violation of the Tourist Trade Act and also on dry fruit shops for selling sub standard dry fruits, an official spokesperson said on Wednesday.
A team comprising of Assistant Director Tourism, Katra, Vinakshi koul, SP Tourist Police Abdul Qyoom and incharge tourist police, Katra conducted on the spot checking of Katra market. They inspected dry fruit shops, hotels and guesthouses.
The defaulters who did not display the tariff being charged from the costumers and those having unregistered units under the Act were fined, Vinakshi Koul added.
Further instructions were given to all owners of hotels and guesthouses to display tariff and properly register under registration of tourist trade act with the concerned authorities.