first_imgNews UpdatesWearing Face Mask Compulsory Even In Personal Vehicle, Delhi Government Tells Delhi High Court Shreya Agarwal18 Nov 2020 5:24 AMShare This – xArguing against a petition filed by an advocate demanding compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs for the imposition of Rs. 500 as fine for not wearing a mask in his personal vehicle while traveling alone, the Delhi Government has told the court that a personal vehicle is not a private space.The statement was made in the petition filed by an Advocate seeking compensation of Rs 10 lakh after he was fined…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginArguing against a petition filed by an advocate demanding compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs for the imposition of Rs. 500 as fine for not wearing a mask in his personal vehicle while traveling alone, the Delhi Government has told the court that a personal vehicle is not a private space.The statement was made in the petition filed by an Advocate seeking compensation of Rs 10 lakh after he was fined Rs 500 for not wearing a mask while driving alone in his car.The affidavit filed by the Delhi Government in this regard states that the Regulations/Directives/Guidelines are very clear cut that “any person” moving around in his personal or official vehicle must be wearing masks as a mandate.The government said that even a personal vehicle falls in the said category and cannot be said to be a private zone. For asserting this, the government has relied on a judgment of the Supreme Court wherein it was held that when a private vehicle passes through a public road, the public has the opportunity to “approach the private vehicle” and have access to it.In light of the Delhi Government’s submission, a counsel appearing in connected matters also informed the Court that the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare itself has stated that any person sitting in a car need not wear a mask.The Court adjourned the hearing till January 7, when it will also hear other petitions on similar issuesSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img