Can you run 700 trains daily?: Bombay HC asks State while hearing plea to allow lawyers to travel in local trains amid COVID-19

The Court has also asked the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, which had filed the plea, to give suggestions on whether court hearings can be conducted in shifts so that traffic can be avoided.
Bombay High Court, copyright
Bombay High Court, copyright

The Bombay High Court Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni on Wednesday heard a batch of petitions seeking directions to the State to include lawyers and their registered clerks in the list of "essential service providers" eligible for travel relaxations amid COVID-19 pandemic.

The Court on Friday has asked the State to take instructions on whether it is possible for the Government to start 700 trains per day on the Central and Western lines of the local rail services.

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