INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ROAD TRANSPORT & SAFETY Vs. THE PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY (AT: NAGPUR)
International Society For Road Transport And Safety
The Principal Secretary
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B.P.DHARMADHIKARI, J. -
(1.) Cognizance of this Writ Petition has been taken in public interest. Grievance made by the petitioner - a Registered Society, is in relation of carrying capacity of water tankers employed by respondent
no.5 - Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation for supplying
waters to needy citizen. Contention is, contractors who made their tankers available and charged for
it, manipulated unladen weight so as to qualify for participation in the tender process and also to
claim that requisite quantity of water has been carried by them per trip. Petitioner claims that the
manipulation has been done by the Authorities/Officers of the Regional Transport office at Nagpur
and it has been conveniently overlooked by respondent no.5.
(2.) Prayers in the petition are to direct respondent to present a concrete and comprehensive plan for water transportation for next ten years in Nagpur; to direct them to call for fresh tenders; to black
list contractors who manipulated carrying capacity and to direct respondents to stop payment of
such contractors. There is also a prayer to recover excess amount paid to such contractors.
Departmental Enquiry against government servants involved in the matter, including detention of
such vehicles and other appropriate action, has also been sought for.
(3.) We have heard Shri T. Mandlekar, Secretary of petitioner - Association, in-person; Shri P.S. Tembhare, learned A.G.P. for respondent nos. 1 to 4, Shri S.M. Puranik, learned Counsel for
respondent no.5. Shri Deshpande, learned Counsel holding for Shri A. Parchure, Advocate has
represented the cause of intervenor.;
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