Two fast-track courts have been opened at the chief metropolitan magistrate court campus in Egmore exclusively to try cases of cheque-bounce cases. P Kalaiyarasan, principal district and sessions judge, who opened both courts, said 66,000 chequebounce cases were pending in the city alone.
The state government had sanctioned the opening of 28 new courts across the state. Of these, four were coming up in the city. While the third court would come up in Saidapet on Wednesday, the fourth is scheduled to come up on the George Town metropolitan magistrate court campus once space is allotted for it.
Two more courts would be set up to try cases under the Motor Vehicles Act soon, he said. During the inaugural ceremony of 150anniversary of the Madras high court in November, 2011, Chief Justice M Y Eqbal had announced that all cases under the Motor Vehicles Act and the Negotiable Instruments Act would be disposed of before the valedictory ceremony later this year.