Stained walls taint new cout building

  • Shailee dogra, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2014 18:02 IST

The newly built district courts complex in Sector 43 here is a lot cleaner and greener than the old premises in Sector 17, in spite of the wild growth, garbage heaps and dumping of construction debris.

An aerial view of the district courts complex in Sector 43, Chandigarh, and (below) a heap of garbage dumped in the complex.

However, paan stains on the corridor walls and the toilets in both the lawyers’ chambers and the courtrooms block are an eyesore.

As construction work is still going on in the complex, material such as malba is dumped.

This should be checked. Also, small eateries next to the lawyers’ chambers and behind the service block are pockets where vessels are washed in the open.

The premises, which was shifted from Sector 17 to Sector 43 on January 25, 2013, houses about 30 courts.
It includes courts of the district and sessions judge, nine additional district and session judges, a chief judicial magistrate along with 19 magistrates. Everyday, as many as 7,000 people visit the complex.


The complex has well-maintained green spaces. Visitors rest here while waiting for their cases to be called. .

The open area around the court complex, which serves as a parking spot for visitors, has a lot of wild growth. Garbage has also been dumped in patches amid the growth.Heaps of construction malba is also dumped here.

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