Around 80,000 lawyers across Bihar will abstain from duties for two days from January 31 to press for abolishing evening courts in the State.

Holding of such courts, introduced by Patna High Court, was not possible in the State due to lack of necessary infrastructure, Bihar State Bar Council Evening Courts Special Committee chairman Rajendra Prasad Singh said here.

The decision to cease work was taken at an emergency meeting of the Committee during the day.

“The power supply across the State is erratic and it increases the problems of lawyers in participation of evening proceedings,” Mr. Singh said.

One evening court each in 30 of the total 38 districts in Bihar is functional since December 6, 2010, he added.