After backlash on social media, Centaurus Mall management explains the reason of imposing a Rs 500 Entry Fee
Centaurus Mall is one of the most iconic shopping and entertainment destination in Islamabad. Thousands of people visit the mall everyday. But this Eid, the Mall’s management did something to displease the residents, especially men.
The Mall management imposed a Rs. 500 entry fee on Eid-ul-Azha only on single men which led to a huge outcry on social media and nasty comments from the people. Some people even encouraged people to boycott the Mall.
What irked the customers more was that entry fee was not only non-refundable but also non-adjustable.
And then Centaurus Mall #Islamabad introduced “Non-Adjustable & Non-Refundable” 500 rupees tickets for boys👻
Feeling sad for Pindi boys !
— Sajeer ALAM (@SajeerAlam) September 5, 2017
Previously, the entry fee for single men was Rs. 300 but was adjustable against anything bought from the shops in the mall. But this time the mall introduced the fee of Rs. 500 to offer a safe and family-friendly atmosphere to the shoppers. The fee was also imposed to overcome the issue of overcrowding at Mall on holidays like Eid.
After backlash on social media, the management of Centaurus Mall Centaurus Mall authorities issued a reply explaining the reason:
It should be noted that the Rs. 500 coupon measure was for 7 days. It came into effect on 31st August and is expiring today.
What do you think of this fee? Is it fair or discriminatory? Share in the comments below.