Even after getting permission six years ago, the court is yet to start in Mira-Bhayandar. Presently, people have to go to Thane for any judiciary work. Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik had promised his voters that a court building would be constructed in Mira Bhayandar during his first assembly elections. On Wednesday, Sarnaik met with the concerned authorities to ascertain the status of the ongoing court building construction at Mira Road.
“Due to lack of funding for the second phase of the construction of the court and administrative delay, the work has not been completed,” said Sarnaik.
Nevertheless, Sarnaik said that the government would approve the funds required to start this court in full capacity in Mira-Bhayandar soon.
The building for setting up the First Class Judicial Magistrate and Civil Judge (junior division) court to address legal issues constructed at Hatkesh in Mira Road. However, interiors, furniture, fixture, electrical and other residual work are still pending.
Construction work of magistrates’ residence and other infra facilities in the 4200 sq.mt land, which is delayed due to lack of budgetary allocations.
Though, Rs. 12 crores have been spent on the project another Rs. 4.51 crores need for completion of the project.
After an inspection of the construction site along with civic and PWD officials, Sena legislator- Pratap Sarnaik, said that needed funds will soon be pumped-in by our government and the second phase will be fast-tracked to ensure that the court becomes fully operational early next year.
Scores of litigants from the region are forced to travel all the way to Thane to attend civil and criminal cases. Moreover, policemen are also compelled to drive through the busy roads and highways with suspects and accused to produce them before the court.