Mask compulsory even if driver driving alone in car: HC
New Delhi, Apr 07: The Delhi High Court has said that a mask would be compulsory even if the driver is driving alone in the car. A car has been taken as a public place, the Delhi HC said.
Justice Prathibha M Singh delivered the. Verdict while hearing a case involving fines for not wearing a mask while driving alone. "Even if you are alone in the car, why object to wearing a mask? It is for your own safety," Justice Singh observed.
The court said that the mask serves as a 'suraksha kavach' which would prevent the spread of COVID19.
Further the court rejected all four petitions challenging the imposition of challans on people for not wearing a mask while they were alone in their private cars. The court said that even if a car is occupied by just one person, it is a public space.