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Over 13 commercial courts will be set up to make UP business-friendly: Yogi

UP CM said the state government is also working towards lessening the extra burden on the lower courts

ANI  |  Lucknow 

Yogi Adityanath, UP CM, Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath (Photo: PTI)

Chief Minister on Friday said will be set up in 13 cities of the state.

While addressing the International Conference of Chief Justices, said, "To make more business-friendly, the state government has also decided to set up In the first phase, will be set up in 13 cities and they are being developed as smart courts so that the cases are disposed of speedily."

The chief minister also said the state government is committed to providing right, cheap and accessible justice to all sections within the state in order to provide children, women, elderly and different sections of the society a better environment.

"Our government has taken a slew of steps to reform justice system in the state. The state government is adopting various measures to curb violence against women. For the speedy justice of the women, the process of setting up of 100 special courts has been initiated. For more than 2.5 lakh pending marital dispute cases in lower courts, 111 additional family courts are being set up in addition to the family courts in all the districts," said.

He further added the government has also extended the working hours of the sessions courts by 30 minutes.

The Chief Minister said the state government is also working towards lessening the extra burden on the lower courts.

"The state government is well aware of pending petty cases in the lower courts as related to Motor Vehicle Act, Municipal Board Act, and Excise Act. By setting up Magistrate Courts, the state government is working towards lessening the caseload on the lower courts," said.

The Chief Minister also said that like the Prime Minister led union government, the state government is also working towards repealing the redundant laws.

"The state government has shortlisted around 1100 redundant laws, which will be repealed gradually," said.

The Modi government has scrapped 1,200 redundant Acts, 1,824 more have been identified for repeal.

First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 15:05 IST