The Principal Bench of the Madras High Court has halted work amidst adverse weather conditions. Registrar General, M. Jothiraman of Madras High Court issued a circular notifying that there will be no functioning of the Principal Seat of the High Court and all other Courts within the Chennai District Judiciary today.

The Circular was issued today morning, recalling the Circular issued yesterday. The Circular has been issued due to the effects of Cyclone Michaung. The Chennai Airport has suspended operations till 11 pm tonight. Notification under Section 144 has been imposed on Beach Road in Puducherry. The Greater Chennai Corporation has requested all people to stay indoors. Two people are reported to have died after a wall collapsed in Chennai due to heavy rain.

The circular issued by the High Court reads thus: “Considering the continuous incessant rainfalls, the forecast alert, the precarious situation prevailing and taking into consideration requests of the Hon’ble Judges, Members of the Bar, Staff members and others and in view of the Government Order declaring holiday today, the circular issued yesterday is recalled. It is now informed that there will be no functioning of the courts in the Principal Seat of the High Court and all the courts of the Chennai District Judiciary today, 4th December 2023.

In so far as the functioning of the courts in the Districts of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu are concerned, the Principal District Judges may take a decision on the conditions prevailing in their respective district.”

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