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Petition against City bus company in HC

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Nashik. The city bus service of Municipal Corporation which is known as a dream project of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has to face hurdles to start it before the state assembly elections.

When the administration has been made clear that the tender process will not be completed in four months, the opposition has challenged a decision to form a bus transport company in the Mumbai High Court. Hearing over a petition regarding was held on Tuesday and the court has scheduled next hearing after four weeks.

There was a strong opposition to the proposal regarding the start of city bus service by Municipal Corporation in the General Body Meeting last year. After the then Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe had filed a proposal about bus service in the General Body Meeting, rulers, as well as the opposition, had passed a resolution to form a transport committee with majority votes.

However, after a message by senior leaders of ruling BJP, Mayor Ranjana Bhansi had sent a resolution asking to form a bus company instead of a transport committee.

Accordingly, the company has been formed and directors of the company have also been selected. As rulers have started to implement another resolution, corporator Gurumeet Bagga, Shahu Khaire, Gajanan Shelar and Saleem Shaikh filed a petition challenging this decision in the High Court.

The hearing over this petition was held before justice Makrand Karnik and Riyaz Chhagala. The High Court has given a period of four weeks for the petitioners to make some corrections in the petition. The next hearing will be conducted in June after the end of summer vacations.

Meanwhile, during the hearing on Tuesday, Municipal Corporation lawyer M L Patil informed that the bus company has been registered. Adv. Sandip Shinde argued on behalf of petitioners.

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