The decision, taken at a meeting of the state cabinet, will cap the service charge per ticket at Rs 10, an official release said. The decision applies to sale of online tickets including those for films, amusement parks, water parks, cricket ODIs and IPL matches, among others.
Maharashtra government had last year issued notices to movie theatres, asking them to stop charging extra for tickets sold online, a move that was challenged in the court by the aggrieved cinema hall owners. The notice covered tickets booked through websites.
The so-called service, convenience or Internet-handling charge depends on the price of the tickets. It's usually Rs 10 for a ticket costing up to Rs 100, rising to Rs 20 for a Rs 100-200 ticket and so on.