“We are thoroughly dissatisfied with the government,” the Bombay high court said on Monday, annoyed with the state for not acting on its direction to form a committee of experts from diverse fields to look into the legitimacy of the recent auto and taxi fare hike.
The division bench of justice DY Chandrachud and justice Rajesh Ketkar was hearing a petition filed by Mumbai Grahak Panchayat, which has challenged the government resolution accepting the Hakim panel recommendations on tariff revision.
“We are concerned. This is not how a government should behave," the court said.
During the October 12 hearing, the court took exception to the state’s decision to hike tariffs based on recommendations of one retired civil servant, PMA Hakim.
It had also stressed on the need for a permanent mechanism to decide on tariff revisions.