Hyderabad: Two Star Hotels in Banjara Hills slapped with fines for storing Veg, non-Veg in same fridge

Hyderabad: Civic Body GHMC on Monday penalized two-star properties based in upscale Banjara Hills for flouting norms.

Park Hyatt and Hyatt Place on Road No 2 & 1 both were fined a penalty of Rs. 50,000 and 20,000 respectively after the GHMC officials found both the hotels storing vegetarian and non-vegetarian food in the same refrigerator which is against the norms and also for using banned plastic covers (below 50 microns), TOI reports.

Park Hyatt Hotel did not have a mandatory on-site composting unit said GHMC officials.

“Because Hyatt Palace had an on-site composting unit, the penalty amount on the property was lesser,” said a top GHMC official.

According to Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, all organisations, eateries generating above 100 kgs of waste per day are considered Bulk Garbage Generators (BGGs) and are mandated to compulsorily have an ‘Onsite Waste Composting Machines’ on their premises to recycle the generated waste a rule which is also mandated for all central and state government departments.