Chief Justice of India, CM inaugurate AP High Court in Amaravati

After a four-year long wait, Andhra Pradesh finally has a new High Court which it can operate from. The new Andhra Pradesh High Court at Nelapadu in Amaravati was inaugurated by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. The Chief Justice also laid the foundation stone for a permanent High Court structure in the Capital Region. 

As a temporary fix, the government gave permission for AP High Court to begin operations from the Chief Minister’s Camp Office. With this new building which cost the government Rs. 150 crore, the pending cases will be cleared quickly. The High Court building has 2.7 lakh sft office space with 16 court halls, with 12 of them on the first floor. 

Over the last four years, Andhra Pradesh High Court has been operating from the Hyderabad High Court in the common capital of both Telugu states. Following Presidential order for the creation of a new High Court in Andhra Pradesh, the new High Court has been operating from the CM Camp Office from January 1, 2019. 

This High Court Complex at Nelapadu will be an interim structure until Amaravati’s Justice City is constructed and will be converted into City Civil Courts building once the main High Court’s construction is completed. The permanent High Court in Justice City will be built on 42 acres of land with a built-up area of 12.2 lakh square feet. 

The complex will house 36 court halls in the first phase and will have provisions for adding 24 more court halls in the future. The project is estimated to cost Rs 1,400 crore and will be built by Shapoorji and Pallonji Group.

The ancillary buildings that will make up Justice City will have support ecosystems like City Courts, Tribunals, Residences and other facilities. These buildings will be spread out over 450 acres of land. The Justice City project is expected to be completed in two phases, the first phase is expected to be ready by 2022 and the second phase by 2036.

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