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Integrated court complex to be opened on February 7

New facility: A view of the court complex.

New facility: A view of the court complex.   | Photo Credit: — File Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

Staff Reporter

PERAMBALUR: Acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, S.J. Mukhopadhaya will declare open the integrated court complex here on February 7.

Work on the complex was taken up at an estimate of Rs.8.75 crore in September 2007 and has been completed in a record time. The complex will accommodate the court halls on the ground and first floors, while the office-buildings will come up on the ground-floor and the first floor with a total plinth area of 7,812 square metres.

It houses seven court halls, Judge chamber, seven court offices, besides separate rooms for the Government Pleader and the Bar Association, preservation of property. A waiting hall for the members of the public, police lock-up and toilet facilities are some other features of the complex.

The plan also includes construction of quarters for the Principal District and Sessions Judge; the Chief Judicial Magistrate and the Judicial Magistrates.

The building has been designed to resist earthquake, sources said. A lightning arrester had been placed at an expenditure of Rs.1.40 lakh.

An exclusive 11 KV capacity transformer has also been provided on the campus for ensuring uninterrupted power supply. Potable water supply had also been ensured.

The Judge of the Madras High Court V. Dhanapalan, who is also the Portfolio Judge for Pudukottai district; the Union Minister for Information Technology and Communications, A. Raja and the State Law Minister Durai Murugan will participate in the function, Collector Anil Meshram said in a release.

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