Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, July 6:
The Odisha High Court has asked the Puri district police to provide land and security to eight air-conditioned buses of Dream Team Sahara which will ferry passengers during the ongoing Rath Yatra and also Suna Vesha.
A single bench of Justice BR Sarangi issued the directive while hearing the appeal of the Dream Team Sahara (DTS) on Saturday.
The bench also rejected the petition of the Cuttack Private Bus Operators’ Association which had demanded to reject the DTS appeal.
It may be recalled here that the DTS had requested the state government to allow it to ply 42 non-AC and eight AC buses to Puri during Rath Yatra but the latter had granted it the permission to ply only eight AC buses and also asked the Puri district administration to provide a parking place for these buses.
However, opposing the decision of the state government to allow the plying of DTS buses, the Cuttack Private Bus Operators’ Association later filed a petition in the High Court. When there was no response or support from the district administration over this, the CEO of Dream Team Sahara Sudhanshu Sekhar Jena had moved the High Court.
The court, after hearing the DTS petition, directed the Puri district administration to allot a parking place for the DTS buses with adequate security.