The Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved the construction of a New Delhi Court complex at Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Marg at an estimated cost of Rs 306 crore.
The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also approved a proposal to enhance the amount for purchase of laptops and desktops at the residences of around 700 judicial and executive officers under Delhi government.
Due to congestion at the Patiala House courts that house the New Delhi District Courts at present, Dikshit said it a decision to shift the complex to DDU Marg (Rouse Avenue) had been taken.
“The ambience of the Patiala House court complex has been eclipsed due to many unauthorised constructions within the premises... The Ministry of Urban Development was allotted a 5-acre plot by L&DO for the New Delhi district courts,” Dikshit said.
The court complex — a centrally air-conditioned building — will be constructed with a built up area of 7.5 lakh sqft. While strictly following the Green Building Concept, the court will have 41 courtrooms on eight floors and double base for parking.
“There would be separate access for judges, lawyers, litigants and convicts apart from an auditorium. It will have a solar panel for external lighting, covered roof with solar panels and proper traffic management. The court complex would cost approximately Rs 306 crore,” a statement issued by Dikshit’s office said.