Facing shortage of over 800 lawyers’ chambers, the district bar association of Gurgaon has proposed to finance the construction of 125 portable cabins in the judicial complex.
There are close to 1,500 practicing lawyers in the district. However, only 700 have chambers or portable cabins.
The association has sought applications from those advocates who do not have their personal chambers.
The portable cabins will be built on the second floor of blocks A and B after the high court building committee's approval. "Each cabin will cost around Rs 60,000," said association president Satbir Singh Tanwar.
"A lot of lawyers complain of not having their personal chambers," Tanwar added.
Similar plans have been proposed in the past, but they have not reached the implementation stage due to pending high court committee's approval.
Apart from the 700 existing chambers, comprising 300 portable and 400 permanent structures, there are three open halls in the judicial complex that hundreds of lawyers use as their makeshift sitting areas.
"We are forced to sit here in these overcrowded open halls. Getting more chambers is our long pending demand," said a lawyer.
Building a new judicial complex — located across the road from the existing one — has long been in the pipeline. Though the plan has already been approved by the building committee, the building will take a few years to come up.