SC tells DMRC to explore option of commuters reserving seats

Supreme Court bench asks DMRC to think of running special coaches for commuters who can pay extra.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 5, 2016 7:09 pm
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The Supreme Court today asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to explore the possibility of providing premium service where passengers can book seats in metros by paying five-six times more than the normal fare.

A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur directed Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to take instruction from the DMRC on augmenting the rolling stock and increasing the frequency of service in view of the ongoing implementation of odd-even formula in the national capital.

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The apex court made mention of people owning luxury cars like Mercedes Benz who have to leave their luxury vehicles at home in the wake of the odd-even formula.

“Metro authority can think of having special coaches and seats for such type of people so that they have ‘dignified’ place to sit and can pay higher money. They must have some space if they leave their cars at home,” the bench, also comprising justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, said.

Senior advocate Harish Salve, who is the amicus curiae in a 1985 PIL filed by environmentalist M C Mehta, suggested that air-conditioned buses could be plied for them.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Jan 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    At premium ha ha ha cl act from sc... Cl system hete too
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      Harsh
      Jan 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm
      Strange comment by SC, does court means that people who can't afford reservation don't have dignity?
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        Sirius
        Jan 5, 2016 at 7:25 pm
        Recall the "blood-money" order in the case involving Ansl brothers of Uphaar infamy ...
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          Sirius
          Jan 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm
          Belies logic ... go ahead , make India the laughing stock of the world ...
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            Jim
            Jan 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm
            and where is the "SC is great" lobby now? Ducking for cover?
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