The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the Delhi government notification demanding Rs 15,000 from auto drivers plying in the national capital for installing GPS systems.
Justice Indermeet Kaur in an interim order stayed till May 27 the government's decision to charge the money from each auto driver at the time of installing the system.
The reply of Delhi government has been sought within two weeks.
"The compulsion to pay the amount should be removed from the notification…they are daily wage earners and the rule would harm their livelihood", the court said.
The government's notification came into force April 16.
On March 17, the Delhi government had issued a notification which authorised the government to collect money for setting up a Control Centre Room for installing GPS/GPRS on the vehicle for better service, security and customer convenience.
The court fixed May 27 as the next date of hearing the matter.