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HC raps govt for failure to install digital taxi meters

16th October 2019, 02:02 Hrs

the goan I network

PANAJI  

The Bombay High Court at Goa has “prima facie” found that the Director of Transport Rajan Satardekar has committed contempt of court, having failed to ensure the mandatory installation of automated digital meters for taxis in the state, contrary to the undertaking he had given the court to have them installed from August 1, this year.   

Hearing a contempt filed by the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, an the High Court bench of Justices MS Sonak and Nutan Sardesai directed the State Government to submit an affidavit detailing why the Court should not proceed against the state government for contempt.   

“Prima facie, we are satisfied that the Respondent (State Government) is in contempt of this Court. There are clear directions in our order dated 05.07.2019, which orders were in fact made on the basis of the statement made on behalf of the State Government in the matter of implementation of Automated Tracking Device with integrated emergency system and fare meter in passenger taxis. The project was to be implemented from 01.08.2019 on a regular basis,” the High Court said in its judgement.   

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