The completion of the ongoing construction work of 144 courtrooms at the three district courts in the capital is expected by March 2022. 46 courtrooms are being constructed at Saket, 44 at Karkardooma and 54 at Tis Hazari. The cost of the construction is expected to be Rs 178 crore.
The Delhi government had recommended the construction of the courtrooms at Tis Hazari, Saket and Karkardooma, keeping in mind the requirement of additional courtrooms, along with recruitment of judicial officers to fill up vacancies against the sanctioned strength of the advocates and other members.
“The requirement of additional courtroom is in consonance with new recruitment of judicial officers to fill the vacancies against the sanctioned strength of judicial officers in the government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.”
The Delhi government had initially planned to commence the construction work on the land allotted by Delhi Development Authority and the Land & Development Office, but sticking to the timeline set by Delhi High Court, the construction work would not have been possible. The Public Works Department then decided to construct the courtrooms in the existing complexes.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the progress of the construction work.
Currently, the construction work is in its full force, at Karkardooma, work till the third floor has been completed. The work of creating a judge’s chamber, personal assistant room and Alhmad room is in process.
The casting of slabs on the first and second floors in the Saket court has been completed. Fabrication and erection of beams and columns from the third to fifth floor is in full force. Whereas at Tis Hazari, construction is being done on first floor and the beams have been fixed on second and third floors