KSRTC bus. Photo: Mathrubhumi Archives
HC terms ads displayed on KSRTC buses as illegal, directs action against modified vehicles
Kochi: The Kerala High Court here on Friday observed that displaying advertisements on KSRTC buses is illegal. The court made the remark while considering a plea moved by tourist bus owners seeking more time to comply with the uniform colour code mandate. Rejecting the plea, the court directed Motor Vehicle Department to seize the vehicles including KSRTC buses which violate the uniform colour code mandate.
Displaying advertisements on the body of KSRTC buses is illegal as the state government is strictly enforcing uniform colour code mandate for all tourist buses, pointed out the HC.
The HC also directed the MVD to seize the vehicle which violate the rules.
No modified vehicles should be allowed on the roads, HC directed the MVD. The court also pointed out that displaying modified vehicles in auto exhibitions is also illegal.
Meanwhile, a division bench of the High Court which is considering the Vadakkencherry bus accident case observed lapses on the part of the school authority. A tourist bus that flouted safety measures was hired for the excursion by the school authority, noted the court.