New Delhi, Sep 7: The Delhi High Court complex, which was rocked by a powerful bomb explosion Wednesday claiming 11 lives, is spread over an area of around 4.57 acres and over 5,000 people visit it every day.
The court complex, which houses 700 lawyer chambers, sees 3,500 lawyers visiting it on normal days. However, the number increases every Wednesday, it being a PIL (public interest litigation) day.
There are over 40 courts, including High Court judges’ courts and joint registrars’ courts. Besides, the complex has around 10 mediation cells which deal with resolving disputes outside court processes.
The court has nine entry gates. However, entry for the litigants was restricted to only from Gate Nos. 5 and 7 after the last blast outside the court building May 25. Wednesday’s blast, which killed 11 people and injured 76, took place right outside Gate No. 5.
Around 2,000 litigants come to the court every day apart from around 600 clerks and court officials.