The Bombay HC on Friday vacated a status quo granted against the vacant floors of the GT Hospital near Dhobi Talao and allowed the state government to shift some offices in Mantralaya into the hospital premises. Advocate General D J Khambata moved an application urgently on Friday evening,urging the court to vacate the order of status quo granted till July 31 in a separate litigation between Carol Info Services Limited and the state government.
The state governments application stated that in the light of the crisis situation, it is essential to get permission for government machinery to use the vacant premises in the GT Hospital building. The state government had earlier agreed to allocate the third,fourth and fifth floor for setting up of magistrates courts. Khambata told the court that as soon as the state government is in a position to move its offices back into the Mantralaya building,the third and fourth floor would be handed over to the court.