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
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
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.