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New wing of Delhi High Court has accessible facilities for disabled people

A new block of the Delhi High Court was inaugurated by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday.

The new wing has been designed with accessible features for people with disabilities such as tactile flooring and specially designed toilets on each floor.

The new wing has increased the total number of courtrooms from 15 to 50.

The new four floor building is also designed to make the most of resources and will help conserve energy.

The inauguration was attended by several people as the High Court had issued a circular making it mandatory for all officers of the Delhi Judicial Service. Even trainee judicial officers were asked to be present at the function at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

Some other features of the court wing include open courtrooms, optimal utilisation of natural lights, and a green wall on each floor for natural temperature regulation.

It also has security related features and microphone in each courtroom, fire detection system and a central CCTV monitoring system.

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