The Bombay High Court has imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 on M/s Integrated Siddhi Hospitality, that owns a transport vehicle which was plying on Mumbai roads in breach of a 13-year-old order by the court.
According to the said order dated March 3, 2004, vehicles that were then 8 years or older would have to be phased out from the city of Mumbai unless they were converted to run either on CNG or LPG.
In case of any breach of these directions, the vehicle would be impounded by RTO or traffic police.
A bench of Justice SS Kemkar and Justice BP Colabawalla was hearing a writ petition filed by M/s Integrated Siddhi Hospitality, which claimed ownership of a vehicle that was impounded thus.
They sought release of this vehicle and placed reliance on several orders of the court wherein such vehicles were released on an undertaking by the owners.
The petitioners were willing to file an undertaking stating that such vehicles will not ply on Mumbai's roads.
Thus, the bench ordered release of said vehicle subject to filing of the undertaking and deposit of Rs. 10,000 with the Regional Transport Office.
Read the Order here.