Taking a serious note of private buses plying on various routes in Punjab without permit, the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Punjab government to consider whether apart from impounding such buses, a decision can be taken not to issue any route or other permits to them.
The decision came from the division bench comprising chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and justice Mahesh Grover on a public interest litigation filed by one Amarjit Singh.
The petitioner had particularly challenged the illegal operation of private buses on the Jalandhar-Pathankot and Jalandhar-Ludhiana routes.
However, the government, in its reply, assured the high court that vehicles plying on various routes in the state were subjected to regular checks and as and when any vehicle was found operating without necessary permits, necessary action was taken.
The court was informed that as per the petitioner, the 14 buses which were operating without permit had been challaned, and for the repeat violation, three vehicles were impounded.