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Case Name : Court On Its Own Motion Vs Directorate General Of Civil Aviation & Ors. (Delhi High Court)
Appeal Number : WP(C) No. 3184/2021
Date of Judgement/Order : 08/03/2021
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Court On Its Own Motion Vs Directorate General of Civil Aviation & Ors. (Delhi High Court)

FULL TEXT OF THE JUDGMENT/ORDER OF DELHI HIGH COURT

1. The Court is constrained to pass the present order because of an alarming situation which was witnessed, by the Court, during the Air India flight from Kolkata to New Delhi on 5 th March, 2021.

2. It was noticed that, though all the passengers had worn masks, many passengers had worn the masks below their chin and were exhibiting a stubborn reluctance to wear their masks properly. This behaviour was seen not only in the bus transporting the passengers from the airport to the flight but also within the flight itself. It was only on repeated entreaties made (by me) to the offending passengers that they condescended to wear their masks properly. On the cabin crew being questioned in this regard, they stated that they had directed all the passengers to wear masks, but were helpless in case they did not comply.

3. To the perception of the Court, such a situation, in the present scenario, when the country is seeing a resurgence of COVID-2019 cases, after they had shown signs of ebbing, is completely unconscionable. Passengers in a flight are in a closed air-conditioned environment, and, even if one of the passengers suffers from COVID, the effect on other passengers could be cataclysmic. It is a matter of common knowledge that being within arm’s length distance of a COVID carrier, even if he is asymptomatic and is merely speaking, is more than sufficient to transmit the virus.

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