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Updated December 31st, 2023 at 16:52 IST

Outrage over Rs 500 ‘Rajma Chawal’ and Coke at airport leaves travelers fuming - Read more

Complaining about being charged Rs.500 for a simple dish of Rajma Chawal with a Coke, he questioned whether such pricing amounted to "daylight robbery."

Reported by: Rishi Shukla
Rs 500 ‘Rajma Chawal’ and Coke at Airport Leaves Travelers Fuming
Rs 500 ‘Rajma Chawal’ and Coke at Airport Leaves Travelers Fuming | Image:X/@chiefsanjay
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In a recent social media post, a disgruntled traveler, Sanjay, expressed his outrage over the exorbitant prices of airport food. Complaining about being charged Rs.500 for a simple dish of Rajma Chawal with a Coke, he questioned whether such pricing amounted to "daylight robbery."

As the post gained traction, netizens chimed in, attributing the steep costs to various factors, including security fees imposed by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The incident has sparked a broader conversation about the pricing dynamics at airports and the impact on air travelers.

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Sanjay's complaint sheds light on the frustration of air travelers who feel they are being overcharged for basic meals at airports. His post suggests that the convenience of having a meal at the airport should not come at the cost of what he perceives as excessive pricing.

One netizen suggested that part of the reason for high prices at airports is the fee charged by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for securing airports. This raises concerns about the pass-through effect of security fees on consumers, leading to a debate on whether security costs should be factored into the pricing of airport services.

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Sanjay's experience is not unique, as many travelers have expressed similar grievances about the escalating prices of food and beverages within airport premises. The question arises: Are these prices justified, or is there a need for greater transparency in pricing mechanisms?

Exploring the broader context, it's essential to examine the practices and regulations governing airport pricing. Are there guidelines in place to ensure fair pricing for consumers? How do airport authorities strike a balance between profitability and providing reasonable options for travelers?

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Sanjay's complaint about a Rs 500 'Rajma Chawal' and Coke has ignited a larger conversation about the pricing dynamics at airports. While convenience is valued, travelers are increasingly questioning whether they are being subjected to unfair pricing practices. 

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Published December 31st, 2023 at 16:52 IST

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