The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution would become a reality within six months, said Principal District Cum Sessions Judge V. Balasundara Kumar.
He was taking part in ‘boomi puja’ for the ADR centre on the Collectorate campus here on Wednesday.
A sum of Rs.1 crore had been sanctioned for construction of a building for the centre. The ADR Centre would not appear like regular courts. It would look like an office settling disputes of public quickly. Instead of going to court and incurring expenditure, the litigants could try through other processes such as mediation and facilitation to resolve their disputes, he said.
The Public Works Department assured to complete the building within six months, he said. Additional District Judge P. Murugambal, Chief Judicial Magistrate G. Magizhendhi, and District Legal Services Authority Secretary S. Kannan took part in the programme.
The district administration had allotted 10 acres of land for construction of combined court complex on the collectorate campus. The centre would be constructed within the land allotted for the court complex.