Karnataka Govt assures intervention as hotel food rates hits roof
Bangalore, Mar 15 : With food inflation on constant rise resulting in rates of food items in hotels sky rocketting, the Karnataka Government today said it would intervene and hold talks with hotel owners to bring down the prices.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister D N Jeevaraj told reporters here he had received several complaints and he himself had felt the heat when he took out his family to hotels for dinner.
"The food items now really cost much more than before and this has hit the middle class, especially daily wage earners, hard. I will immediately call the hotel owners for talks and ensure that they bring down the prices," he assured.
"A limited vegetarian meal, which used to cost between Rs 20 to Rs 50, has doubled in the last six months in the city which is known for reasonable rates charged by hotel owners compared to other metropolitan cities in the country," he said.