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Bombay HC Mandates Automobile Companies To Provide Two Free Helmets To Buyers Of Two Wheelers Or Vehicle Registration Will Be Denied

Lawstreet Journal 14 Feb 2020 2:32am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Bombay HC Mandates Automobile Companies To Provide Two Free Helmets To Buyers Of Two Wheelers Or Vehicle Registration Will Be Denied

The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on 12th February 2020, Wednesday warned that it would abstain from registering of vehicles in Maharashtra in future if they wouldn’t comply with the norms which were earlier decided, keeping in mind the tough stand of the bench, on providing two free helmets to all the two – wheeler buyers by the automobile manufacturers and dealers. 

A division bench comprising JusticeRavi Deshpande and Justice Amit Borkar has directed the government pleader Sumant Deopujari to file a compliance report on the same issue by granting six weeks to the State Government and transport commissioner in order to  intimate all manufacturers so that they strictly adhere to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed by Social Workers Saurabh Bharadwaj and Manish Singh Chauhan with reference to the grave violation of CMVR. In the proceedings of that, the bench asked the respondents to make sure that all the rules and regulations are taken seriously and strictly followed.

Mentioning the CMVR, the petitioners through their counsel Avdesh Kesari made the point of two wheeler manufacturers and dealers to be under obligation of providing two protective headgears, or in other words Helmets, to the buyers, for drivers and pillion riders, in order to conform to the specifications of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986. Currently, only one helmet is being provided to the customers or consumers while delivering the vehicle to them.

Deopujari further added, supporting the petitioners’ contention, that the Government had already written a letter four years… Continue Reading...

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