Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has revised their guidelines to make the downloading of the Aarogya Setu app voluntary and informed the Karnataka High Court.
the Court had directed the AAI and the state government to clarify whether passengers who wish to travel by air were required to download the Aarogya Setu tracking app.
The state government has not responded on the issue, Gonsalves informed the Court after the Court’s order of August 3 the State was to explain whether installation and use of the Aarogya Setu App was mandatory for international travel.
Downloading of the Aarogya Setu app is not mandatory as per the revised guidelines of AAI. During the course of the hearing, AAI also informed the Court.
Karnataka High Court
The Court also refused to entertain an intervention application on the ground that the party had no locus in the matter. The applicant, a user of the Aarogya Setu app, had submitted that the app is very good and useful.
“This Court is not concerned whether Aarogya Setu app is good or bad and nature and extent of services available to those who use the app. The issue at this stage is whether State or its agencies and instrumentalities can make downloading of Aarogya Setu app mandatory to enable citizens to avail services.”