Yuvraj Singh goa villa: Yuvraj Singh served notice for turning his 3BHK Goa villa into homestay


Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been served notice by the Goa government for allegedly not registering his villa in Goa with the Tourism Department before putting it up as a homestay.

Singh has been called to appear for a hearing which is scheduled for December 8. The cricketer had put up his villa, ‘Casa Singh’, located at Morjim in North Goa, for homestay online without registering it with relevant authorities. The villa, which has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, was up as a homestay for a rental of Rs 1,212 a night excluding GST and other taxes.

The Tourism Department has asked the cricketer to appear before the deputy director on December 8 at 11 a.m. to defend his interest.

“If no reply is received within the said date mentioned in this notice, it will be assumed that the grounds mentioned in this notice are correct and on such assumption under Section 22 or in violation of any of the provisions of this Act you shall be punishable with a fine which may extend up to Rs 1 lakh,” it noticed issued to Singh read, as quoted by
PTI.
As per the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1982, it is mandatory to register a homestay with the tourism department.

“It has come to the notice that your residential premises located at Varchawada, Morjim, Pernem, Goa are allegedly functioning as a homestay and is being marketed on online platforms like ‘Airbnb’,” the notice stated.

The notice served to Singh also mentions the Twitter and website links where the cricketer has offered booking of villa for people.

The Tourism Department, through this notice, has said that every person intending to operate a hotel/guest house, before operating it, has to apply for registration to the prescribed authority in the prescribed manner.

Noting that a surprise inspection was conducted by department officials at the bungalow on November 11, it said: “Notice is hereby given to you as to why penal action should not be initiated against you for default in registration under the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1982.”



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