SRINAGAR: The J&K high court was on Tuesday informed that construction work of district court complex at Mominabad Tengpora here has been completed by “97 percent”. The physical progress about the construction work was divulged before a division bench of Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and Dhiraj Singh Thakur by the Executive Engineer, Project Circle Division 1st Srinagar, through a status report.
On April 10 last year, Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan during his visit to the under-construction edifice was assured by the officials that the complex would be ready by June 2016.
In the first phase, 31 court rooms, two lok adalat chambers, library-cum-reading room, conference hall, additional services block, services building, electric sub-station, canteen, judicial lock-up, petition writers’ block and a mediation centre would be completed. There would also be facilities like central heating system, fire fighting and CCTV surveillance in the court complex.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, the division bench also asked the managing Director, J&K Police Housing Corporation, to file the report about status of construction of Lawyers’ Chamber by next date of hearing after two weeks.
An official said that there is target of constructing 310 lawyers’ chambers in two phases at an estimated cost of Rs 1547.25 lakh. The court also directed additional advocate general M I Dar to submit progress report about Court Complex, Bandipora.