Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone arrested terrorist in 26/11 case, will appear in person for the first time on April 15 before the special court housed at high security Arthur Road central jail in Mumbai.
Earlier, he had been produced before the court on television through video conferencing.
The police have provided a thick security cover in and around the jail regulated vehicular traffic and restricted movement of people in bylanes nears the prison.
Judge M L Tahilyani had, on last occasion, ordered that the proceedings would begin in his court on April 15 at the Arthur road jail where Kasab is also lodged. He had also directed the prosecution and defence lawyers to come prepared for the trial on that day.
The trial, which was expected to commence early this month, had been delayed because of re-construction of the special court in the jail. The work has now been almost completed, police sources told PTI.
Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam is expected to deliver his opening address on the same day to establish the involvement of Kasab and other LeT suspects who unleashed terror in Mumbai by firing indiscriminately at public places killing more than 160 persons.