The Maharashtra Government has been asked by the Bombay high court to provide the necessary infrastructure to open a court of additional sessions and district judges at Panvel in Raigad district.
This would make it convenient for litigants from Karjat, Panvel, Uran and Khalapur, who currently travel to Alibaug session court for redressal of legal issues. Since Alibaug is quite far from these places, litigants face tremendous difficulties in traveling.
The direction of Bombay high court was issued after residents of Panvel filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) due to the failure of the state government to open a court for redressal of legal issues in that vicinity.
Currently, around 50% of the litigations in Alibaug court arise out of these four places. Bombay high court had given their approval to open a court way back in 1992, but the Maharashtra government failed to take any action.