Incase you cannot access the above pdf, download the order here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JLWJaoCRVwbgvkL8WYjq-3tmQl7ed52_/view?usp=drivesdkImportant section of the order where the Chief Justice mentions that all restrictions which the State of Maharashtra imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic were illegal : In our order dated 22nd February 2022, we had in nouncertain terms observed that the previous orders of theState Government imposing restrictions on user of public transport had no sanction of law and that in keeping with theimproving situation, it would be eminently desirable if theCommittee takes a decision which would effectively put aquietus to the issues raised in the PIL petitions. The hope andtrust reposed by us in the Committee that it would take adecision, which is reasonable and not in derogation of theFundamental Rights of the citizens guaranteed by Article19(1)(d), stand belied. We were utterly mistaken. TheCommittee, instead of respecting the observations that weremade in the order dated 22nd February 2022, has once againinsisted on only those who are vaccinated to avail publictransport despite the fact that presently in Mumbai and itsadjoining areas almost every activity is being performed as inthe pre-pandemic days and normalcy has been restored in fairmeasure. In hindsight, we feel that having regard to the grossviolations of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (hereafter“the Act”, for short) and the rules framed thereunder inimposing restrictions since 10th August 2021, it would havebeen appropriate if we had struck down the further orderspassed in the name of the State Government post August,2021 by the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra inexercise of our suo motu powers instead of, in accordancewith judicial discipline, permitting the Committee to take afresh decision. This decision of the Committee, in thecircumstances, is unexpected to say the least.