High Court canteen: Panel submits report


The Court, on hearing a petition by Govind Rao, had directed the committee to inspect and submit a report.

Accordingly, a patch of land measuring 70X50 feet was selected to construct a canteen with a basement, ground floor and first floor at a cost of Rs 60 lakh to cater to the need of the advocates and litigant public.

The eco-friendly building will be constructed in such a manner that it will not affect the aesthetic beauty of the Attara Kacheri.

The Public works department engineers, who visited the spot along with the committee, had proposed to establish a temporary canteen at a cost of Rs 29.60 lakh.

However, K N Puttegowda suggested that instead of constructing a temporary structure, it would be better if two mobile canteens were permitted so that it will save money. The committee accepted this proposal.

 The matter will come up for hearing on August 24.

On Wednesday, after hearing a petition by BAA, the High Court had directed the committee to inspect and find a suitable place to construct a canteen for the High Court within Cubbon park premises and submit a report on Thursday.

The High Court, way back on July 13, 1993, had directed that any construction within the Cubbon Park area required the permission from the HC.

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