HUBBALLI: Hubballi is all set to get a full-fledged ‘taluk court complex’ with centralized AC. The new well-equipped court complex at Timmasagar village, Hosur-Unkal Road will be inaugurated by of India in the presence of chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday.
Currently the taluk court is functioning in the 132-year-old complex near Sai Temple. The old court complex has 17 court halls including two JMFC courts, four Jr division civil courts, four Sr. Division civil courts, two district courts, three labour courts and a family court. All these courts will be shifted to the new complex in a few days after its .
Guru Hiremath, general secretary, Bar Association, Hubballi told TOI that the old court complex is very congested and clients and staff working there were finding it difficult to park their vehicles. It also doesn’t have a separate lounge or waiting rooms for clients, undertrials and other people visiting the court, he added.
“Realizing that the old building could not sustain the increasing rush of clients, we had urged the government to construct a new well-equipped court complex. Due to our concerted efforts, the is now ready to be inaugurated. The new complex has been built at a cost of Rs 122 crore by a Hyderabad-based company in three years. It will provide all facilities for clients and staff. In fact, it is the largest taluk-level court complex with centralized AC in Asia,” he said.
This new seven-storey complex has 20 court halls and it will also house the office of the Bar Association. One of its halls will be kept as an auditorium. It also has separate lounges and waiting rooms for clients and undertrials.
Hiremath said that another feature of the complex is that it has a video conferencing room to facilitate speedy disposal of cases. Thanks to this, police will not have to bring undertrials from jail to attend hearings. The complex also has a small jail cell where undertrials can be lodged to complete their hearing in case of an emergency or if they are involved in a sensitive case, he added.
“The biggest relief for us is that a vast place has been earmarked for parking vehicles. For the convenience of visitors, the court complex is also equipped with eight elevators, of which 2 are reserved for judges.
In view of the movement of VIP vehicles for the inauguration of the new court complex on Sunday, police have diverted traffic on Gokul Road. All vehicles moving towards Tarihal bypass via Gokul Road from Hosur Circle and Vanivilas Circle, would be diverted to MT Mill, via Karwar Road to reach the bypass. Vehicles going to Dharwad via Gokul Road should also use this route on Sunday.
Vehicles bound for the Airport and Gokul Road will be diverted to Vanivilas, Karwar Road, Indi Pump Circle, Anandnagar via Abhinavanagar, Gurunathnagar, Indraprashtanagar, Fateshanagar, Anandnagar and Manjunath Nagar to reach Gokul Road.
While light vehicles coming from Tarihal bypass via Gokul Road will be allowed to enter the city, heavy vehicles are banned from entering the city. Besides, the weekly market on Gokul Road has been shifted to the garden in Sanmarg Nagar.
Those attending the inauguration have been allocated parking spaces by the police. VVIP vehicles can be parked Kallur Ground. Vehicles of judges and other VIPs should be parked at BRTS bus terminus in Hosur. Advocates and invitees should park their vehicles at Raikar Ground, says a release.
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