A Spokesperson of Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) informed here today that the Corporation has taken strict action against those Dhaba owners who were not complying with terms and conditions of HRTC regarding providing quality food at fixed rates. He said that recently Corporation has black listed five Dhabas including Green Valley Karnal, Fauji Vaishnav Dhaba Kala Amb, Radhika Dhaba Bahui, Teju Da Dhaba Nehria and Mama Rasoi Brahmpukhar.
He said that HRTC also blacklisted Apni Haveli Restaurant Harabag at Sundernagar in District Mandi today.
He said that BOD of HRTC has approved a policy under which those Dhabas are scrutinised and allocated which provide quality food at fair prices to the commuters. Such 113 Dhabas have been allocated where a commuter travelling in ordinary bus could have food at Rs. 60 per plate, tea at Rs. 10 and parantha at Rs. 20. Whereas commuters travelling in Volvo and air-conditioned deluxe buses would get food at Rs. 165 per plate, tea at Rs. 10 and parantha at Rs. 20.
He said that Corporation was committed for providing quality food at fair prices to the commuters. All Deputy Commissioners have been requested to ensure that the rate list is put up at Dhabas and timely inspection of rate list to check overcharging. He appealed the commuters to make complaint to bus driver or conductor in this regard, in case any problem is faced. If it is not resolved by them, then they could also contact at Divisional Manager (Transport) Shimla-03 or at mobile number 9418000460 or on landline number of Managing Director at 0177-2656106.
He said that directions have also been given to Divisional and Regional Managers for timely inspection of Dhabas.
He assured that all the grievances of commuters would be redressed at earliest and their valuable suggestions would be considered sympathetically.