2012 yearender: HC assuages enraged nation, puts sports bodies to task
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The strike of Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), representing the pilots of original Air India, over the rescheduling of Boeing 787 Dreamliner training and matters relating to their career progression also kept the court busy.
It restrained the pilots from continuing with the strike and later, asked the national carrier to mediate with them after some of them were sacked.
IPG's rival, Indian Commercial Pilots' Association, a body of pilots of Indian Airlines, could not get relief as the court refused to stay Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's order to extend the flight duty time limitation (FDTL) of pilots and cabin crew, saying it was their duty to enable Air India to "pull through" the "financial crisis".
Some PILs, pertaining to local issues, also made news in 2012.
The court dismissed a plea to scrap the 5.8-km-long Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor saying its implementation is not an "irrational decision". The BRT project is the brainchild of the Delhi government.
The city government, facing contempt for not amending the law to make wearing helmets mandatory for woman pillion riders on two-wheelers, took a stand in the hearing of a PIL that it cannot be done as it may hurt religious feelings of a section of the society.
The court also asked the government and other civic agencies to make a long term plan to solve the water logging problems in the capital.
It also took a suo motu cognisance of the unauthorised construction of a mosque at a Metro railways project site here and asked the ASI and the civic body to demolish it. Later, some of the parties went to the Supreme Court.