The Madras High Court has decided to construct a regional centre of the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy after demolishing a dilapidated building being used as residence of the Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation cases on Alagarkoil road.
Chief Justice M. Yusuf Eqbal finalised the site after inspecting it on Friday. Within a day thereafter, P. Kumarasamy, Executive Engineer of the Public Works Department, and Alagesan, Assistant Executive Engineer, met the Chief Justice on Saturday and presented a draft building plan.
Not pleased with the plan in which the administrative building, hostel complex, prayer complex and other buildings were scattered all over the land area, he asked the engineers to draft another plan with the buildings close to each other so that the rest of the area could be filled with greenery.
The Chief Justice asked the Registrar General S. Vimala to obtain the building plan of the Chandigarh judicial academy in order to study the feasibility of adopting it in Madurai. He was also particular that the new buildings should be constructed without disturbing any of the existing trees in the proposed site.
The judicial academy complex would comprise an auditorium, separate hostel facilities for men and women judicial officers visiting the academy for training, a few VIP suites for High Court judges who would train the judicial officers, a separate block for offering prayers and other facilities.
Mr. Justice Eqbal asked the PWD engineers to expedite the construction work of the High Court staff quarters near Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Stand here and complete it much before the deadline of November 2011. Pointing out that the works had begun in May this year, he wanted them to be completed by August 15.
The complex, spread over 3.67 acres, would comprise 17 blocks housing 272 flats of four categories. The ‘A' type flats would be built on 875 sq.ft. each, while the ‘B' type flats would be constructed on 753 sq.ft. each. The ‘C' and ‘D' type of flats meant for lower-level staff would be much smaller with a single bedroom.
All the four-storey blocks would be equipped with elevators. Nine borewells would be sunk on the site and a separate drinking water connection provided for the benefit of occupants. The complex would also have adequate parking facilities, a park and a children's play area.