Andhra Pradesh High Court grants relief to BookMyShow; stays operation of online movie ticketing platform proposed by State

BookMyShow contended that it was being forced to sell tickets to movie goers through a nodal agency by paying service charge of 2 percent while State's proposed platform could sell tickets directly to consumers.
Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and Justice DVSS Somayajulu
Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and Justice DVSS Somayajulu

The Andhra Pradesh High Court last week restrained the State government from operating an online ticketing solution for cinema theatres under Section 5A of the Andhra Pradesh Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1955 [Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd v State of Andhra Pradesh].

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