Allahabad, patna and gauhati high courts

Sathish M (Management Accountant) (40581 Points)

02 February 2016  

Why are the High courts of metropolitan cities of Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta & Madras alongwith Allahabad, Patna and Gauhati are not called by their state name (except Allahabad which is not the states capital)?

Ex: Why is it called Patna High court rather than Bihar High Court ?