Mangaluru: Rising prices of fuel, other products - Hotel industry hit hard


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Feb 23: The hotel industry that was already tottering under the weight of woes heaped by the coronavirus pandemic, is now in doldrums on account of hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas. Hotel owners who are suffering due to the blows delivered by the price rise are in a fix as they cannot increase the prices of the eatables.

The hotel owners say that to offset the increase in prices, they have to increase prices. However, they are apprehensive of losing their customers if they do so.


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After the coronavirus lockdown, some hotels had increased their prices. Some others had hiked the prices beginning January 1. Rates were increased by one to four rupees on an average per item. Because of this price rise, some hotels lost their business and closed down, a few hotel owners claim.

Some hotels have reserved only about 75 percent of their tables for the customers now but they too rue the fact that these seats do not get occupied. They are fearful that under these circumstances, if they increase the prices, a part of the current customers may stop visiting them. Therefore they are compelled to somehow manage with the situation.

A hotelier from Udupi says that vegetarian hotels are somehow able to break even in spite of rising cost of items. A hotelier running a non-vegetarian hotel at Mangaluru says that prices of palm oil, gas, fish, coconut oil etc have gone up. He says that increasing the rate of eatables now is very difficult at a time when the people and businesses are recovering from the coronavirus effect.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Cynthia, Kirem "Customers will find very difficult to spend if they are regularly visiting. " On line order facility is there. Can relax and eat.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Let caterers use ' Gutter Gas' as suggested by Modi to trim costs.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    This is a lesson life long for electing BJP government. They are bothered only to make BJP Strong throughout india. Not bothered about any hardship of the people. They made country's situation miserable. Public must wake up.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Next in line will be movie theaters to face the heat of closure as majority movies will release on OTT; further disruptive technologies by deep pocketed cos like Amazon will be impossible to compete with by theatre owners!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Anybody running a restaurant by paying exorbitant rentals is sure to succumb to heavy losses given the present economical conditions! One can see around how many shops have closed down with big stickers outside saying that they are available for rent or sale? This is the real ground status of MSMEs, which is perhaps for the first time in independent India!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Many popular eateries/bars have closed down already, many on verge of closure due to business cut of 30-40% by not affording to pay high rentals; remaining employees are not getting paid for 2-3 months; even many wine shops are on the verge of closure as sales are down drastically due to high liquor costs & tipplers having no fixed income as before; economy is in shambles, many people with loans to pay are on verge of suicide!

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    The problem is no body have a guts to protest against this present government. Here is not the issue of BJP or Congress, every bodys duty to raise there voice against the government other wise you are the looser.

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  • Naveen D'souza, Kuwait-Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Bhai Aur Behano... Abi Boktho. still 3 years to go.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    But our central government and Modiji ,FM claiming that fuel prices are less in BJP ruling states compared to other party Government. Secondly because of Congress rulled last 70 years, they are the reason for price is high and Present Government is not responsible. I think finally all hotels in India, Ambani and Adani will buy. They may declare TEPLA and DHOKLA are the National Food.

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  • Ramesh kamath, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Ache din a gaye. If this continues for few more months. Most of the Small scale Industries and Hotels will close. Industries are facing Raw Material shortage also thanks to Ambani's

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  • Reshmi Salian, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Vote wisely next time. This is the lesson for Indians .

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  • SachiN, ManglorE

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    If we vote wisely also if EVM play what will do?

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    One of my close bhakth few months back kudladu modiji barperge shop bandh maltu povareg undu. Jai modiji.waqai apne Sab ka Mar diya.....

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Please Bhaktho give him one more chance next election petrol price will reach 220 rs. It is mine humble request.

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Still there is No internal democracy in Congress. and there is NO performance appraisal in the Party. Instead of electing able, Young and well educated leader and cashing the failure of BJP , all Old Owls Congress are holding tail of Gandhi family for personal gain. This is the root cause of BJP 's rise in 2014 /2019.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    hAhAhAhA... Nehru is responsible 4 price rises. Congress is responsible 4 rise of prices of petrol & diesel. hAhAhAhA...

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  • Althaf, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Price of Pakodas preparing by Andh bhakts also increased and due to this bhakts are now planning to invent gas from gutter to minimize the use of LPG Gas cylinders. This situation arises when educated people elect ministers who literally do not have any concern about developments but only playing religious politics.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Many eateries closed down right after demo, GST, final nail in the coffin was hit by Covid19 where even those with deep pockets were hardly able to sustain; now with tremendous price rise in fuel rates, lack of business, many more will not be able to sustain or break even; in which case, it doesn't make any business sense to pump money from your pocket & run the business! With another round of Corona expected anytime, people losing jobs, the hotel industry is doomed!!

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  • abu mohammed, abu mohammed

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    lot of restaurant owners are staunch supporters of modi, they have got a simple logic " as long as we are allowed to hike our prices, we are okay with fuel prices and we are proud of our customers that they are supporting govt for development works!!" this is not a joke! but one of the restaurant owners feedback in Mangalore !

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    With discretionary expenditure capacity of common man going down considerably, these staunch supporters too will fall on their faces & run for cover soon!

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    SacjiN mangalorE, You said it right but only for some. Bure din for many.

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  • Rishi, Thane/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Humility is the greatest quality that a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst. At present arrogance of this government is at peak which will bring them down very hard

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  • Rishi, Thane/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Still Andh Bhakths are praising the government, hope they open their eyes before its too late

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  • BASIL DSOUZA, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Bhai aur beheno "" Sab ATMANIRBHAR" bano..... ACHHE DIN AYENGE...

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Modiji promised before coming to power 60 rs petrol price very much and will bring acche din and played with voters emotions since than continued episode?never ending stories...

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  • Udupi Premi, Shirva

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Baba Ramdev promised Rs. 35/ ltr. And Nalin promised 1 Dollar equal to Rs. 15.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Atlast pakodas too in danger !

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    For nations development all peoples contribution is needed. Whenever price is raising people need to think we are contributing to development

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Customers will find very difficult to spend if they are regularly visiting. House expenses also day by day increasing...so Customers have to think ten times before stepping into the hotel....just sacrifice

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Cynthia Kirem, I have no words to express on your comments. There is no doubt about it. Keep up the good word.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    BJP government is a pain to the humanity !

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  • SachiN, ManglorE

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Acche din ayenge..

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    This is called "ACHCHE DIN"

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    High fuel prices are mainly due to exhorbitant TAXES. In Covid crisis, so many people lost business and income, over and above are HIT hard by HIGH TAXES on fuel. Fuel is regularly consumed. It has escalated transportation costs, so everything will become costly, that's when income is low. Our fuel prices / taxes on fuel, seems highest in the world!

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  • Arthur II, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Crude oil prices were very cheap internationally during lockdown due to decrease in demand. Instead of passing the benefit to citizens, government increased excise tax. Now when crude oil prices are increasing, government isn't lowering the tax! In 2014, excise duty on per litre of diesel was 3.56. Now it is 31.83!

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Government of the people, by the people, for the people. We elected and we stand by whom we elected and their decision.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Hotels will also close down ...

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