Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to ensure that the passes are given and maintained for the free movement of essential goods in the city, during the lockdown period.
The Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru passed the order in a plea moved by a registered welfare trust, seeking a pass for moving essential goods in the city.
Moved by a registered charitable trust called Civilian Welfare and Development Trust, the petition sought passes for movement during the
lockdown period for supplying various essential items like ration, food, medicines, etc. to the persons in need.
Petitioner had informed the court that the trustees of the Trust had sought passes for four trustees and nine volunteers. Their request also included passes for three vehicles.
Appearing for the Delhi Government, Nr Sanjay Deewan submitted that the requisite passes have already been issued to the trustees and volunteers as mentioned by the Petitioner.
He further stated that these passes are for the entire Delhi and are valid till 14.04.2020. Moreover, he said, that they would be extended, if required.
In light of these submissions, the court asked the Delhi Government to abide by the submissions made before the court.
Since the Petitioner made no representation during the proceedings, the court did not pass any other direction.
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