The Delhi HC On Wednesday has issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi Government on a Petition seeking directions to permit the operation of public transport in all parts of National capital city Delhi.
The PIL has been filed in the Delhi HC by Mr. Shreesh Chadha a final year student of law seeking directions to the Government to allow operation of public transport in the National capital Territory of Delhi in strict compliance with Social Distancing and Sanitization norms.
The Petition stated that, ”The lack of public transport has resulted in the absence of workers from their places of employment which are now operating. Because of all this many consequences are faced by workers in the form of deduction of wages, etc..
A divisional bench presided by Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal of Delhi HC while conducting hearing through video conferencing has issued notice to the Centre and Delhi Government and asked about the discriminatory effect of the relaxation provided under Ministry of Home Affairs order date 1st may 2020.
The court also noted that the burden of the work of various offices is mandatory being borne by only 33% of the people employed and are being able to resume their employment.
Advocate Prashant Vaxish appearing for Mr. Chadha, submitted before the court that opening up the economy and allowing private Vehicle is a huge burden on the peoples who use public transport only.
The plea said that, no buses, metro trains or rickshaws are available to the marginalized sections of the working population and the entire work population that relies on public transport systems to commute to their places of work.
Mr. Shreesh Chadha will be submitting detailed suggestions to curb the issue for consideration of the court and as an action plan for the Government.
Now, the matter will be heard On 20th May 2020.
Name: Shubhi Singhal
College: Law College Dehradun (Uttaranchal University)