The South Mumbai Cable Operators' Welfare Association, which claims
to be a registered entity with the Central government's office of
the charity commissioner (Mumbai), has filed the petition number
1417/03 urging the government to ensure that the CAS rollout is
smooth. A vacation bench of the Mumbai High Court chaired by Justice
JP Deodhar will hear the petition tomorrow and decide whether to
admit it or not.
The association claims to have 300 members between Colaba (south
Mumbai) and Mahim (central Mumbai). The petition has sought government
intervention in order to streamline the proposed implementation
of CAS. The association's secretary Polly Nagwaswalla has expressed
concerns that the new technology would result in chaos and confuse
Nagwaswalla is a cable operator who operates in Mumbai's Grant
Road area. The petition mentions the registered office of the association
as being located in Glass building on J Jehangir Road, opposite
Bhatia hospital, Grant Road, Mumbai 400 007.
The petition also mentions that nearly 1 million households in
Mumbai will be affected by the process of CAS implementation.
It might be recollected that a division bench of the Mumbai High
Court comprising Chief Justice CL Thakker and Dr Dhananjay Chandrachud
had postponed the crucial hearing of the "cable case"
to 18 June 2003. An association of Mumbai-based cable operators
have filed a petition with the vacation bench of the High Court.
Mumbai High Court postpones
cable case to 18 June