The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to ensure that the Vande Bharat train stops at Tirur railway station in Kerala, saying this falls under the policy domain of the government.
A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and Manoj Misra refused to entertain the plea filed by one P T Sheejish.
“You want Vande Bharat to stop at Tirur. We will not tell them (the government). This falls under the policy domain of the executive. Dismissed,” the bench said.
It also refused to permit the plea to be filed as a representation to the Railways authorities, saying this would mean that “we saw some merits in your submissions”.
Tirur is a major railway station in Malappuram district of Kerala and falls under the administrative domain of Southern Railways.
The Vande Bharat Express is a short-distance train service operated by Indian Railways.