Thursday, February 21, 2008

Speed governors: taxi owners’ plea dismissed

Speed governors: taxi owners’ plea dismissed

Staff Reporter

‘Rule applicable to all categories of transport vehicles’

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday said that speed governors are mandatory for all categories of transport vehicles, including maxi-cabs and public taxis.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph and Justice B.V. Nagaratna passed the order on petitions by Taximen Association of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada Taximen Association and others challenging notifications by the Transport Department making it mandatory for maxi-cabs to install speed governors.
Second-hand vehicles

The petitioners said that a majority of maxi-cabs and taxis were second-hand vehicles and that owners of these vehicles would not be able to invest Rs. 15,000 for installing speed governors.

Moreover, an adequate number of speed governors was not available in the market, they said.

The Bench dismissed the petitions saying that maxi-cabs came under transport vehicles and that there was no logic in their arguments.

It said the State had already approved speed governors of eight firms and that no hardship would be caused to the operators and owners of transport vehicles.


At Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 4:22:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger Tim said...

In Bangalore traffic you cant go more than 40 Km Per hour so whats the big idea of speed governors.


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