Integrated court complex: PWD minister blames HC for delay

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Chennai, Nov 12 (UNI) Tamil Nadu PWD and Law Minister Duraimurugan today blamed Madras High Court for the delay in construction of an integrated court complex in the state.

Replying to R M Palanisami (AIADMK) during Question Hour in the Assembly, he said the state government was making efforts to construct an integrated court complex, but the cumbersome procedures delayed the construction.

He said as per norms, a detailed report was prepared by the state government on the construction of buildings for courts and sent to the High Court, which in turn would forward it to the District Courts for identifying lands.

Once the land was identified, the PWD would prepare the estimates to construct permanent court complexes.

He said the committee in Madras High Court which looked after these works was not convened regularly. ''Even if they meet they make certain changes in the estimation and send it back to the government'', he added.

''The cumbersome procedures and delay has affected the construction. We propose to approach the court only one time for permission to avoid such delays'', he said.

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