Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde: Bandra in Mumbai Would Soon See Allocation of Land for New Bombay HC Complex

Eknath Shinde LAW INSIDER

Tanisha Rana

Published on: November 5, 2022 at 20:54 IST

Eknath Shinde, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, announced on Saturday that Bandra in Mumbai would soon see the allocation of land for the new Bombay High Court complex.

“Our government is planning to bring in transparency in judiciary. We are taking decisions for the betterment of the judiciary. The land at Bandra would be soon allotted for new HC complex. It is a need of the State,” he said.

The Chief Minister was addressing at an event in Mumbai’s Rajbhavan to honour Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit.

Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Dipankar Datta were among the notable figures that attended the event.

Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister, also addressed the long-pending concern of Chief Justice Datta regarding the allocation of land for a new High Court building, assuring the crowd that the issue will be resolved quickly.

“Our government has decided to boost the court infrastructure. A long pending concern of our High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta of allotting a plot for new complex of our High Court has been almost resolved.”

“All legal issues pertaining to land in Bandra, Mumbai for the new complex of Bombay High Court (have been resolved). Soon a land parcel would be allotted,” he said.

He added that the current structure is extremely outdated, inadequate, and prone to unfortunate accidents because of its age.

In his speech, Shinde expressed his appreciation for the crucial measures made by CJI Lalit to increase court proceedings’ transparency, including the livestreaming of constitutional courts.

He went on to discuss the State’s plans to increase the judiciary’s transparency and stated that the State was making decisions to enhance the judicial system.

Fadnavis also praised the efforts done by CJI Lalit to open up the Supreme Court’s roster and hear more cases during his brief stay.

The Constitution bench cases were first streamed live under the CJI’s tenure, which lasted less than three months. He also said that the Supreme Court would soon create its own platform to host live telecasts of hearings.

On November 8, 2022, CJI UU Lalit will retire.

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