First Chief Justice of TS HCto be sworn in today


This New Year day is going to be a historic one for people of Telangana and its legal fraternity as their long-cherished goal of a separate High Court for Telangana is realised on Tuesday.

With this, the Hyderabad High Court, which had common jurisdiction over the two Telugu States after creation of Telangana, ceases to exist.

Governor E. S .L. Narasimhan will administer the oath of office to Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan at 8.30 a.m. at Raj Bhavan. The Governor will then fly to Vijayawada for swearing in Acting Chief Justice of AP High Court C. Praveen Kumar and other judges of that HC at 10.30 a.m.

Around the same time, the 12 judges of the Telangana HC would be administered the oath of office by CJ Radhakrishnan on the imposing platform over the stairs near gate one. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao would be present at the swearing in of the judges. Elaborate security arrangements were being made for the first official programme of the new HC.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar visited the HC on Monday and discussed the arrangements with the HC authorities.

Traffic curbs

Hyderabad Traffic Police on Monday issued traffic restrictions ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Telangana at Raj Bhavan.

The Raj Bhavan road from Monappa Island (Rajiv Gandhi Statue) to V.V. Statue Junction is expected to witness heavy traffic between 7.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. Panjagutta – Raj Bhavan Quarters Road (Metro Residency) will be closed for general traffic on both sides.

Following places are earmarked for parking of vehicles at Raj Bhavan :

(1) Gate No-III to Administrative Block : Judges, MsP., MsLA and MsLC Vehicles. (2) Dilkusha Guest House: Media Vehicles (3) MMTS Parking lot: Other VIP Vehicles and Government dignitaries vehicles (4) Metro Residency to NASR School: Single line parking. (5) Lake view Guest House to V.V Statue Junction (Opposite lane of Lake View Guest House): Single line parking

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