The Telangana High Court on Tuesday observed that the decision taken by the State government to privatize 5,100 routes of the TSRTC under Section 102 of the Motor Vehicles Act could not be faulted since the government had only initiated the process.
A division bench of the court said that as the process of the privatization had not commenced so far, there was no evidence to prove that there was any ulterior motive of the State government behind the move as alleged by petitioner P L Visweswar Rao.
The petitioner's counsel claimed that the decision was taken with an ulterior motive given that the RTC employees were on strike. He also asked the court to instruct the State government to inform upfront about any decision to make any changes to the status quo under Section 102 of the Act.
The bench will continue to hear the matter on Wednesday.
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