Advocates protest in Kurnool
Advocates protest in Kurnool

With a temporary High Court being proposed for Andhra Pradesh, close to the capital, Amaravati, a five-member committee of judges from the Hyderabad High Court is expected to visit Vijayawada next week.

The committee will report to the Acting Chief Justice regarding the buildings suitable to house the High Court.

According to the sources, Acharya Nagarjuna University, a ready-to-occupy building near Gannavaram, the district court buildings in Guntur and a few buildings in a private college at Ibrahimpatnam are among the choices before the committee.

Meanwhile,  a group of advocates staged protests in Kurnool demanding the High Court be set up in the state’s Rayalaseema area.

Earlier this month, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu wrote to the Hyderabad High Court's Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, urging him to inspect and approve one of the buildings identified for housing the state's High Court.

Chandrababu is said to have urged for suggestions by the end of January so that the modifications to the buildings can be implemented by April, and the court can begin functioning by June this year.