Thiruvananthapuram: The High Court has stayed the order of the Transport Secretary to revoke the permit of Robin Bus. The Transport Secretary had revoked the permit citing repeated violations of rules. However, the bus owner and other organizations have filed a petition in the High Court arguing that there was no violation of rules. Considering the petition, the High Court temporarily stayed the order to revoke the permit.
In the past, Transport Minister Antony Raju and MVD had taken strong action against Robin Bus, alleging that it was constantly violating rules. They had fined the bus repeatedly for violating permit rules. Following this, the MVD had seized the bus. A case has been registered against the vehicle by the Motor Vehicles Department. The bus was seized for repeatedly violating the permit in violation of the High Court order.
The Transport Minister had said that seizing the bus was part of the legal process and that the law would take its course. He had said that the bus was taking advantage of the court order. In the wake of this, the Transport Secretary had taken action.
However, the bus owner and other organizations filed a petition in the High Court arguing that there was no violation of rules. Considering the petition, the High Court temporarily stayed the order to revoke the permit. The final verdict on the petition will be issued in the coming days.
The verdict has given Robin Bus owners temporary relief. However, it remains to be seen what the High Court’s final verdict will be.