HC dismisses taxi owners challenge to RTO rule

Aug 08, 2013, 18:46 IST | Agencies

The Bombay High Court today dismissed a petition filed by Mumbai-Pune Taxi Owners' Association challenging a rule of the Regional Transport Office which lays it down that taxis plying on Mumbai-Pune route must have 1,500 cc engine.

Division bench headed by Justice S F Vajifdar, while dismissing the petition, said it would give a reasoned order later. 

The association had contended that the rule would force several taxi-owners to buy bigger cars which come with price tag of Rs eight lakh and above, dumping their existing taxis.

The rule came into force last year. 

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