Justice N V Ramana of the Supreme Court inaugurated a temporary High Court building complex in the Andhra Pradesh capital of Amaravathi today.
The AP HC, which started operations on January 1, was so far operating from the CM's camp office.
Justice Ramana thanked the people of Andhra Pradesh for giving their lands for the construction of the High Court complex. He said that it was wonderful to get the land needed without having any scope for legal problems in the future, and that the gesture of the people would be remembered by many generations to come. He said that the High Court would begin its work from the new complex on Monday.
The Chief Justice of the AP High Court Praveen Kumar said that a new chapter had been written with the establishment of the High Court, and expressed hope that the High Court would become great in the country.
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, who was also present, said that the construction of the High Court was an important milestone in the history of the state. He said that the justice city was one of the nine cities being built by the state government in the capital city area. It would have all the necessary facilities including residential quarters for the judges and the staff of the High Court.
He also announced that his government would provide free boarding and transport facilities to all the employees of the High Court.
Noting that there were a total of 1.71 lakh cases pending at the High Court, he said that the state government would rope in modern technology to decrease the number of pending cases.
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