Call 044-23452359 if you find overpricing of ticket sales in theatres

Theri overpricing of ticket sales in theatres
The Greater Chennai city police have asked the public to call the helpline number 044-23452359 to lodge complaints about overpricing of tickets at cinema halls.

According to a press release from the commissioner’s office, “As per the Tamil Nadu Cinema Regulation Rules 1957, it is a crime to charge excess ticket price in theatre than the amount determined by the government.”

It is learnt that a team of officials has been formed to act on the complaints lodged at the helpline. The move by the police follows a recent order of the Madras high court.

Last month, the HC directed the Tamil Nadu government to constitute a special team to monitor the aspects of the collection of excess fares by cinema theatres.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M M Sundresh, also ordered that the public should be informed through proper publicity, a methodology of giving such complaints telephonically to facilitate information to flow to the team.


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