Ministry may ink MoUs for next DefExpo in Goa to curb overpricing: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that his ministry may ink MoU with various stakeholders to curb it, if the mega event is held in again Goa next year.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published:April 10, 2016 11:43 am
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the DefExpo in Quepem, Goa Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the DefExpo in Quepem, Goa

Taking note of overpricing of stay and other commodities during recently concluded Defence Expo, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that his ministry may ink MoU with various stakeholders to curb it, if the mega event is held in again Goa next year.

“I have come across several instances wherein the hotels were overcharging during the Defence Expo. If this event is held in Goa next year too, we will sign MoU with the stakeholders to ensure that the pricing is controlled,” Parrikar told reporters in Panaji on Saturday evening.

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The Defence Expo 2016 was held at Betul-Naqueri village in South Goa from March 28-31 this year. Parrikar said the event was very successful that resulted in income generation for Goa Tourism and other stakeholders of the state.

“But tourists as well as locals complaint about overpricing of food and accommodation. We need to control this,” he said. Parrikar said the tourist arrivals in Goa will cross six million mark before 2017 when the tenure of current the BJP-led government culminates.

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    Indian
    Apr 10, 2016 at 6:29 am
    was the event for tourist promotion or to seek capability for defence and security
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      raj
      Apr 10, 2016 at 8:58 am
      It is horrible experience to reach the venue. People and traffic well disciplined. But due to non-availability of accommodation spent 5 hrs on each day only for the travel. At the end no time to see Goa.
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        Raj
        Apr 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm
        It was a tamasha. Friendly contractors reaped huge benefits and probably the allotters too.
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          Raj
          Apr 10, 2016 at 12:07 pm
          Standard rooms cost Rs.50,000-60,000 in 5 star hotels!! Hotel pricing is loot, no MRP.
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