New Building of Jharkhand High Court
The new building of the Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi stands as a testament to modern architecture and the commitment to efficient justice. It was inaugurated recently by President Murmu. With a cost of Rs 550 crore, this grand structure covers a sprawling compound of 165 acres, making it one of the largest high court complexes in the country.
A Modern Marvel
The high court’s new building was conceptualized in 2013, aiming to address the increasing number of litigants and replace the old high court building, which has been in operation since 1972. This state-of-the-art infrastructure will provide an enhanced environment for the dispensation of justice and meet the demands of the evolving legal landscape.
Expansive and Functional Design
The main building complex spans 72 acres, while the entire campus covers 167 acres, allowing room for future expansion. The high court complex boasts an impressive range of facilities, including an auditorium, conference rooms, committee meeting halls, and a separate building for the advocate general and government counsels. Designed with capacity in mind, the new high court can accommodate over 4,300 individuals, including judges, residential judges, lawyers, and visitors.
Air-Conditioned Court Blocks
The new building comprises 25 air-conditioned court blocks, each equipped with a judge’s chamber, an ante room, a personal assistant room, and a waiting room. Additionally, the Chief Justice Block features a video conference room, a kitchen, a dining hall, and a conference hall. Registrars and court officials are also provided with dedicated spaces, including 10 chambers and four court offices.
Advanced Security and Surveillance
To ensure the safety and security of all occupants, the new high court building incorporates advanced security measures. A total of 500 CCTV cameras have been installed throughout the premises, enabling comprehensive surveillance and monitoring.
The construction of the new high court demonstrates a commitment to sustainable practices. Solar panels have been installed, contributing to the generation of 40% of the building’s electricity needs. Furthermore, over 4,400 saplings have been planted, promoting a green environment and ecological balance.
Efficient Resource Management
The high court has estimated a water requirement of 353 Kilo Litres per day. To meet this demand, the municipal supply will initially suffice, while additional water needs for flushing, landscaping, and other purposes will be met through treated water from the sewage treatment plant, which has a capacity of 200 Kilo Litres per day. Moreover, a comprehensive waste management system has been implemented to handle a maximum solid waste generation of 700 kilograms per day.
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