Road Transport Corpn. Lucknow Vs. Sanjeev Kumar & Ors 
INSC 439 (1 September
Anand, B.N. Kirpal.
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hearing learned counsel for the parties, we are of the opinion that the
interpretation placed by the learned Division Bench of the High Court on
Section 104 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 2988 is unexceptionable and calls for no
interference. We, however, find that the view taken by the high Court to the
effect that since the Corporation did not get the permits renewed, which were
granted to it in 1987 with regard to the nationalised routed it could not ply
its vehicles on the notified routes without a renewal permit for the reasons
given by us in U.P. State Road Transport Corporation vs. Regional Transport
Authority and others [C.A. No. 4637 of 1998 (@SLP(C) No. 1992) is erroneous and
cannot be sustained. The reasons given by us in that judgment would apply
insofar as this aspect is concerned to this appeal also. With these
observations the appeal is disposed of. No costs.