The Delhi High Court will have 24 new court rooms by the end of 2015 for faster disposal of cases and to bring down pendency.
Chief Justice Altamas Kabir on Thursday laid the foundation stone of two new building blocks inside the high court premises which will house these courts, some administrative offices and chambers for lawyers. Of the 24 new courts, nine will be of joint registrars who also handle certain categories of civil cases.
The court has, at present, 43 court rooms.
The building will also have a recreation hall, waiting room for litigants and rest room for security staff.“The construction of these two blocks is expected to be ready by December 2015 and will cost around R170 crore,” said justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, chairman, Delhi High Court Building Maintenance and Construction Committee.
“The plan to expand the high court is a very significant step towards speedy delivery of justice to the common man,” said AS Chandhiok, Delhi HC Bar Association president.