HC seeks Delhi govt`s response on plea against DTC
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 21:39
  
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought city government's response on a PIL seeking direction to regulate the extra surcharge being levied by the DTC on commuters in National Capital Region (NCR).

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the city government and its Delhi Transport Corporation(DTC) and sought an affidavit within three weeks.

The bench was hearing a PIL filed by a Faridabad-based business executive alleging that the DTC charges Re 1 as surcharge on the actual fare from each passenger travelling from Delhi to Faridabad.

According to the petitioner, the corporation also charges Rs 2 from Delhi-Gurgaon commuters, which is "discriminatory".

The plea sought a direction to DTC to immediately stop charging the surcharge, pending a decision on the petition, and disclose since when it has collected it from the passengers

Citing information collected through RTI, the petitioner also sought imposition of penalty on DTC for "acting arbitrarily in levying extra surcharge". The bench fixed August 10 as the next date of hearing.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 21:39


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