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Forget Rs 442 bananas, Twitter user reveals 5-star hotel charged Rs 1,700 for 2 boiled eggs

The tweet came in days after actor Rahul Bose had complained about paying Rs 442 for two bananas.

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Updated: Aug 12, 2019, 04.11 PM IST
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​​The user tagged Rahul Bose in his tweet.
The user tagged Rahul Bose in his tweet.
NEW DELHI: Days after actor Rahul Bose complained about paying Rs 442 for two bananas at a five-star hotel in Chandigarh, a Twitter user shared a similar experience in Mumbai.

Further fuelling chatter on how star hotels charge for common items, author-photographer Kartik Dhar tweeted a picture on Saturday of his bill that showed Central Mumbai's Four Seasons Hotel charged Rs 1,700 for two boiled eggs, and goods and services tax of 18 per cent on the entire bill.

The bill copy showed omelettes priced the same as boiled eggs, and Diet Coke at Rs 260. He also tagged Bose in his tweet, asking if they should protest.

The tweet was shared over 1,500 times, and liked by over 3,400.

Not all the users were amused by the sum charged by the hotel, and a few also advised Dhar to be careful in the future and order only after reading the menu wherein the price will be listed.

It can be recalled that following the controversy over price of bananas involving Bose, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) had justified the high price.

"a hotel offers service, quality, plate, cutlery, accompaniment, sanitised fruit, ambiance and luxury and not the commodity alone," FHRAI vice president Gurbaxish Singh Kohli had said.

He had added that while a coffee is available at Rs 10 on a roadside stall, the same could be served at Rs 250 in a luxury hotel. It can be noted that eggs are a favourite snack in the financial capital, and hawkers dot every neighbourhood and business district, selling the protein source for a small fraction of the price charged by the hotel.

Last month, the 'Jhankaar Beats' actor had shared a post on Twitter talking about the 'harmful to your existence' bananas.

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