No coercive measure against blueline buses in S Delhi: HC
New Delhi: In a temporary respite to South
Delhi private bus operators, the Delhi High Court on Monday
directed the State Transport Authority (STA) not to take any
coercive measure against blueline buses before replacing
them with new low-floor DTC buses.
Extending the government`s deadline to 10 more days for
removal of blueline buses which are plying on routes in
cluster-1, Justice S Muralidhar directed the government to
follow proper procedure under the Motor Vehicles Act before
replacing the bluelines and whiteline private stage carriages
with DTC low-floor buses.
The court`s direction came following a batch of petitions
filed by a group of blueline bus operators challenging the
STA`s January 29 order for removal of the private buses in
South Delhi routes in 10 days.
They alleged the government`s order was arbitrary and
illegal as STA violated the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act.
According to the operators, the STA should have followed
the proper procedure by issuing notices to private operators
before complete removal of blueline buses in the cluster 1.
The court has fixed February 19 as the next date of
hearing of the matter.
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