The central government and Air India against the orders of Bombay High court to keep a seat vacant in the flights approached the Supreme Court and had to face a serious admonition by the Court.
The Bench of CJI S. A. Bobde, Justice A. S. Bopanna and Justice Hrishikesh Roy compelled outrageous to the government stating that the central government should be agonizing about the health of its citizens and not the Airlines.
Meanwhile the court has relieved to follow such opinion of the court for upcoming 10 days i.e. till 6th of June and granted permission to the Government & Air India concerning the rescue operation of Indian citizens from foreign countries.
Despite of the holiday of Eid the bench of Justice Bobde through video conferencing adjudged the urgent matter directing the Bombay High Court to perceive the arguments of all the factions and reconsider the concerning matter.
The Bench stated that that if you make the passenger’s sit next to each other the infection will be spreading, we must be thinking about the health of the people.
The court stated that, until the final verdict of the court is perceived the DGCA and Air India could alter the rules as per requirement.
Solicitor general Tushar Mehta stated that Indians have been stuck in various countries in a vast number. If in these circumstances a seat is left vacant and the passengers are not allowed to travel then the people would be troubled and agonized. They would encounter issues relating to food, money and shelter.
He was even of the opinion that we do not have enough flights to bringing back the passengers and the decision of not keeping a seat vacant in between was taken by the opinion of the experts.
By Rajat Verma of MMDU