Summer to be Cool at HC as Court Halls Get ACs - The New Indian Express

Summer to be Cool at HC as Court Halls Get ACs

Published: 01st February 2014 08:17 AM

Last Updated: 01st February 2014 08:17 AM

A cool summer awaits the Karnataka High Court this year, with airconditioners being installed in all its halls. The government is spending about Rs 70 lakh for the airconditioning project.

Bangalore recorded a maximum temperature of 36.6 degree Celcius in 2013 and 37.5 degree in 2012, the highest in 15 years.

Following the rise in temperatures, court administrators had requested the State government to provide airconditioners in all court halls.

The government agreed, and directed the Public Works Department to take up the job.

Tenders were called. The airconditioning, now in progress, will be done by the end of March.

Only the Chief Justice’s court hall was airconditioned all these years. The other 36 halls will now get the convenience.

The Gulbarga Bench of the High Court used to function only in the morning because of the extreme heat in that border district.

Gulbarga court halls work full hours after airconditioners were installed in all court halls there.

Since advocates and judges wear black coats and gowns, besides bands and collars, they sweat profusely during the summer months.

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