As per the official calendar for 2013, the Madras High Court Bench here will work only for 215 days this year excluding weekends.

It will close for the summer vacation from May 1 to June 2 when urgent cases would be heard by a handful of judges posted on rotation basis to constitute vacation courts.

Apart from the month of May, the lowest number of working days for the court is in December (15 days), thanks to 10 days of Christmas holidays, followed by October (17 days) when the court would be closed for a week on account of Dasara holidays.