Quarters for judicial dept staff to come up at Lingambudhi Palya

Quarters for judicial dept staff to come up at Lingambudhi Palya

114 houses to be built for 'C' and 'D' Group employees

The grievances of lower rung employees of the Judicial Department in Mysuru on residential front is expected to be addressed by next year, with the works launched on building 114 residential quarters for ‘C’ and ‘D’ group employees,  on Saturday.

High Court Judge N K Patil, also the administrative judge of Mysuru district and Chairman of Review and Monitoring Committee for providing infrastructure facilities to sub-ordinate judiciary, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the quarters at Survey Number 146 at Lingambudhi Palya, Srirampura on the outskirts of the city.

In the first phase, 56 houses will be built for ‘C’ Group and 58 for ‘D’ Group employees at an estimated cost of Rs 16 crore for each project. For ‘C’ Group, it will be a three-storey building, excluding ground floor, with stilt area (cellar) for parking vehicles. Fourteen houses will be built in each floors. It is estimated to cost Rs 18.70 crore to build additional four floors, totalling eight in the next phase.

For ‘D’ group, it will be a four-storey structure, excluding ground floor and stilt area with 13 houses planned to be built in each floor till third floor and additional six on the fourth floor.  It is estimated to cost Rs 10.60 crore for additional four floors totalling eight in the next phase.

Principal District and Sessions Judge K S Mudgal said, “It was a long-pending demand of 300-odd employees of the department, who were facing humiliation at times, to avail a house on rent or lease.”  Moreover, the employees from rural Mysuru and other parts of the State were finding it difficult to get accommodation in the city, Mudgal added.

Earlier, Justice Patil said, “As Mysuru and Bengaluru are considered as fast growing cities, it is imperative to provide basic amenities to the employees, especially women. Though the distance matters, one should be happy that at least land is available for the purpose (of housing).”

Quarters ready in B’luru

Patil said the residential quarters for High Court employees in Bengaluru will be dedicated soon.  In all, 775 houses have been built for the benefit of the apex court employees. It is expected to be dedicated this month, he added.

PWD Superintending Engineer C Sathyanarayana said the department will not compromise on quality and the works will be completed within the deadline.

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