The iconic new building of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court (HC) will be inaugurated by Vice - President Hamid Ansari on March 19, an official said on Thursday.
Chief Justice of India T. S. Thakur will also be present at the event.
Foundation of the new, sprawling state - of - art building was laid by the then chief justice K. G. Balakrishnan on December 30, 2009.
The older building was built in 1903.
Spread over a 40 - acre plot, the new building has 57 court rooms with 72 chambers for judges and has an office for the advocate general, 1440 chambers for lawyers and a library. Separate facility has been made available to accommodate 2, 240 typists and lawyers'` assistants, besides a sitting room for drivers.
According to a high court spokesman, the new building has a meeting hall with a capacity of 500.
The five - storey building also boasts of a three - tier underground parking facility with a capacity for 5, 000 four - wheelers and 15, 000 two - wheelers. Besides multiple lifts, escalators are also installed in each wing of the building.
Among other facilities, the building includes a guest house, a club house, canteen, a dispensary as well as an independent Computerised Railway Reservation Centre.
The work on the campus was to be completed in March 2015 but got delayed by a year.
Registrar General of the Allahabad HC, S. K. Singh Rathore however informed that judicial work will not immediately start in the new building and would take some time.
- - Indo - Asian News Service