The Union Cabinet today approved the project for the construction of Additional Office Complex (AOC) for the Supreme Court of India on 12.19 acres land adjoining Pragati Maidan, New Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs.884.30 crores.
The holding capacity of the existing premises of the Supreme Court of India, located at Tilak Marg, New Delhi has since long been saturated. Owing to expansion of work and staff strength in the Supreme Court, there has been a pressing need for more space to take care of non-judicial functions like library, offices, registry, storage of records, offices for lawyers, waiting and interaction area for litigants, parking for vehicles etc.
The Additional Office Complex (AOC) would be a green building with four stars GRIHA rating. The AOC, as a modern complex, would facilitate planned and segregated movement of various stake holders and users viz. judiciary, litigants, court officials, lawyers, support & services, multilevel underground parking etc. The existing complex of the Supreme Court would be linked through an underpass with the additional complex to be built, for coordinated functioning. At the same time, the AOC will help to ease congestion in the existing premises of the Supreme Court complex with the shifting of non-judicial functions to the proposed complex.