Srinagar: Authorities at Kashmir University have sealed the main cafeteria of Varsity for offering meals to students at exorbitant rates, a move hailed by both teaching and non-teaching staff.
Reports said that a group of Varsity students created a scene inside the cafeteria after they asked the owner to keep the rate list on display. Acting upon the complaints of students, authorities investigated the matter and accordingly sealed the cafeteria. There are cafeterias in every University which offer meals to students at cheaper rates but here in Kashmir University the case was otherwise. For a simple cup of tea, you had to pay Rs 20 and besides you are forced to consume Kabab, kanti and chicken as rice and vegetables are not in the menu of the cafeteria owner, a student said.
This cafeteria is run by an individual from past 15 years though authorities at University are supposed to float tenders to handover the cafeteria to the highest bidder. The irony is that the cafeteria owner has renovated the canteen on his own and whatever he has spent on the renovation is getting deducted from the rent he is supposed to pay to University on monthly basis. University has to wait for further 10 years, if it wants to vacate him, sources added. (CNS)
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