The Delhi Cabinet on Friday approved proposals for establishing 22 new commercial courts and 18 permanent fast-track courts in the national capital, according to an official statement. The commercial courts will enable quicker disposal of disputes and in the long run, it will create a business-friendly environment and improve the city's ease-of-doing-business rank, it stated.
Law minister Kailash Gahlot stated that the development will reduce pendency of cases and ensure speedy disposal of cases, and will bring respite to litigants. Nearly 89,000 civil cases are pending with 59 subordinate courts in the city.
These are apart from the 15,000-odd commercial cases. Courts handling civil matters, including commercial cases, are already saddled with a huge number of cases.