CHENNAI: Cyclone Vardah, which wrecked havoc in the city, has affected renovation works at Anna Centenary Library in Kotturpuram too, the first bench of Madras High Court was informed on Tuesday.
When the PIL from Prof ST Manonmani came up before the reconstituted bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh, the Additional-Advocate General, on instructions, told the bench that practically all aspects had been attended to, though some damage was caused by the Vardah cyclone. He pleaded for four more weeks to remedy all the aspects.
Advocate PT Asha, the Advocate-Commissioner, could visit after four weeks and verify whether all aspects were attended to, the bench added and listed the matter for compliance on February 21.
Originally, the bench had appointed two advocates -- Asha and M Sundar -- to assist the court in this matter. As Sundar was appointed a judge of the High Court subsequently and was sitting in the first bench along with the CJ, he opted out from the case. And the bench was reconstituted by replacing Justice Sundar with Justice Sundresh.
Earlier, petitioner's senior counsel P Wilson submitted that the authorities concerned were not really interested in restoring the glory of the library. It was evident from the fact that despite various court orders for the past 18 months, no significant development was made.