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Delhi high court new building to open today

PTI
Published : Jul 25, 2018, 5:00 am IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2018, 5:00 am IST

The building was ready for occupation in January after an amount of around Rs 145 crore was spent on the project.

Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: The new state-of-the-art and environment-friendly building of the Delhi high court will be inaugurated by CJI Dipak Misra on Wednesday.

The construction of the New Court Block of the high court, located in Lutyens' Delhi near India Gate, began in 2013. The building was ready for occupation in January after an amount of around Rs 145 crore was spent on the project.

Besides Justice Misra, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal, Supreme Court judges justices Madan B Lokur, A.K. Sikri, N.V. Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul will be the guests of honour at the function to be held at the Vigyan Bhawan.

Delhi High Court's Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal, other judges of the high court, judicial officers of the subordinate judiciary and lawyers will also be present at the programme.

The four-storey New Courts Block will accommodate 15 courtrooms, besides nine courts for the registrars on the ground floor.

This brings the total number of courtrooms for judges to 50. According to Delhi HC registrar General Dinesh Kumar Sharma, the new building has certain unique features such as open courtrooms, optimal utilisation of natural light, potted plants on certain walls on each floor and escalators. The building will also cater to the needs of the differently-abled litigants  and lawyers.  

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