Bengaluru: The High Court on Wednesday stayed the state government's circular to ban the registration of new Omni vans as emergency response service ambulances in the state.
The state transport department had decided to ban such registrations based on the recommendations of the Health and Family Welfare and Ayush Services, Technical Standing Committee Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Department of Road Transport and Highways.
The decision to ban registration cites that Maruti Omni vans are not safe as ambulances as they frequently meet accidents and also that there are no functional requirements for road ambulances in it.
Maruti Suzuki has approached the HC challenging the state government's move to stop the registration.
BS Yeddyurappa plea adjourned
Continuing his argument on Wednesday, the senior advocate appearing for former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa questioned the prosecution's charges that the denotification of land meant for Dr Shivaram Karanth Layout caused a huge loss to the public exchequer.
The court adjourned the hearing of petitions by Mr Yeddyurappa challenging the two separate FIRs in the case to Thursday.