Phase IV building of Sikkim High Court inaugurated

Gangtok, 15 May (IPR):

Chief Justice, Sikkim High Court, Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri laid the foundation stone of the Phase IV building of High Court at a ceremony held at the premises today.

The ceremony was attended by Minister of Law & Legislative, Parliamentary Affairs Department, R. B Subba as the guest of honour along with Judge, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Bhaskar Raj Pradhan and officials from various departments along with former luminaries of the legal fraternity of the State, members of the Sikkim Bar and officials and staff of the Sikkim High Court and State Legal Services.

Justice Agnihotri in his address welcomed the upcoming construction and expressed positivity that this would greatly smooth out the minor glitches that the legal fraternity faced every now and then due to lack of adequate infrastructure. He called on the lawyers to take optimum benefit of the facilities that would be made available after the completion of the new building and added that they should come together to build an environment for themselves to grow and also to give the legal aid seekers a congenial platform.

Mr Subba while delivering his address said that such steps towards infrastructural growth will go a long way in strengthening the legal environment in the state. He vocalized that the efforts of the Chief Minister in this pursuit will continue. In conclusion, the Minister directed the officials of the Buildings and Housing Department who are engaged in this process to ensure that the project achieves completion at the earliest.

Chief Engineer, Buildings and Housing Department presented a brief technical report on the new building and informed that the proposed five storied structure is an reinforced cement concrete building built at 7.37 crores with a total floor area of 20,250 FT.

“It has been planned with consultations with the High Court and will provide additional space to the High Court for better functioning,” he informed.