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Sneak peek at new house for Patiala courts complex

Rouse Avenue area on DDU Marg, where the new complex. Rouse Avenue area on DDU Marg, where the new complex.
Written by Kaunain Sherrif | New Delhi | Posted: July 28, 2014 3:02 am

The proposed construction of New Delhi District Court at Rouse Avenue on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg is all set to take off early next month. The new court complex will replace the Patiala House Courts Complex.

The Public Works Department (PWD) said it was in the final stages of awarding tenders before construction at the site begins. PWD has set a two-year deadline to complete the project.

“We were waiting for the Delhi government budget to be announced. We have received all the tenders for construction. After the Advisory Board finalises it, we will start awarding the tenders in the first week of August. The construction will begin after that,” Ravi Mathur, director (works), PWD, said.

The new court complex will be constructed on an area of 71,258 sq m at Rouse Avenue. It will have a total of 41 courts. The main building will consist of a two-level underground parking space, a ground level and seven storeys where the courts will be located.

The main building will be built on 42,479 sq m floor area and will have courtrooms designed to accommodate a maximum of three-bench judge. Separate rooms for lawyers will be provided on every floor and bar library facility will be made available in the main building. The building will have centralised air-conditioning system and surveillance systems installed, PWD officials said.
According to officials, the new premises will have a utility building for public amenities — ATMs, food court and so on. The building will be constructed 741 sq m area.

The two-level basement parking facility, to be built on 1274.8 sq m, will accommodate 823 cars. There will be separate parking area for public vehicles — for judges, lawyers, police vans and other service vehicles. The building will also have separate entry and exit points for VIP and public vehicles. Also, the site will have rain water harvesting system.

According to the official, Rs 306 crore has been sanctioned for the project. In the present financial year, Rs 50 crore has been allotted by the government. The PWD director said they have received all clearances from local bodies and from the building committee of the court. The PWD has also tied up with IIT-Delhi for proof checking of sectional drawings.

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