The UT administration has turned down the demand of the judges of the Punjab and Haryana high court to make additions in their houses in Sector 24. UT chief architect, Kapil Setia, in his communiqué to the high court’s registrar general on October 13 has said the proposed changes were ‘not desirable’. In August, the registrar general had sought these changes in six houses in Sector 24 occupied by the judges.
The judges wanted some value-additions which would increase the livability of the house so that occupants face no difficulty regarding shortage of space “which is now being faced.” The said additions could be sanctioned for all the six houses which are situated in one lane and are of same design.
The chief architect said that these changes would affect the natural light and ventilation and also would have structural and other implications. The HC’s building committee had taken up the issue of these changes over two months ago. Earlier in August, the chief architect was in news for allegedly being rude with the high court.
Then, the registrar general had written a scathing letter to UT adviser Parimal Rai referring to the chief architect’ ‘discourteous’ language. He had told the UT adviser to instruct his officers not to use impolite language.
The administration had accordingly advised the chief architect ‘not to use impolite language while communicating with the high court’.