As many as 50,000 cases including criminal and civil besides various other offences like traffic violations are likely to come up for hearing during the day-long Maha Lok Adalat scheduled to be held here on February 6.

For the first time, Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority will hold a special drive to clear the pending cases which are piling up, Principal District and Sessions, Nagpur, S B Shukre, told reporters.

He said about 50 panel of judges including specially trained social workers will be available throughout the day (Sunday) and Nagpur District Legal Services Authority has called on litigants in large number to avail the facility.

Shukre said a large number of cases in 138 Negotiable Instrument Act, bouncing of bank cheques, are also pending and the Authority expects both the parties will come for settlements during the Maha Lok Adalat.

District and Session Judge A S Shivankar said last year 2,850 new criminal cases were filed and about 2,880 were disposed off. Similarly, 22,313 new civil cases were filed and 38,600 were disposed off.

The success rate could be between 45 to 50 percent, Mr. Shukre said adding all banks and co-operative societies have been asked to pursue their cases.