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How to Reach Chandigarh High Court

The Chandigarh High Court is a judicial body for the Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh. Situated in Chandigarh in the Shivalik Range foothills, it was planned by the renowned French architect Le Corbusier and thus features an architectural masterpiece.

For its beautiful architecture, the Court Complex is full of architecture students for the study of its construction and features from around the world. It’s also a major tourist attraction for visitors in Chandigarh.

 Also, a section of the Chandigarh High Court area is a gallery with an exquisite exhibition of objects, precious documentation, and descriptions showing how the High Court Building came into existence.

Things you need to know about Chandigarh High Court

Chandigarh High Court is the traditional judicial branch for the states such as Punjab and Haryana and the Chandigarh Union Territory, located in Chandigarh, India.

The institution is known as the Courthouse. Moreover, it has been crafted by Le Corbusier; it was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in July 2016 along with some of his other projects.

Le Corbusier, a renowned French architect, was designated to execute the high court construction project. India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, embraced the initiative vigorously, and took a keen interest in its completion.

The high court is the judicial complex where the complete database of the court is digital including the pending cases.

Digitized data clears the way for a lot of special applications, such as

Issuance of accredited versions directly from storage site of digitized documents as it is digitally authenticated.

Provision in soft copy data of records of the cases decided and waiting for court review.

DMS (e- inspection) facility for evaluation of case records in soft copy.

To support all e-diary record holders with the paper books.

Application of digital format documents for the court to submit e- notices.

They restore any lost hard copy of a paper book without any time loss, if needed.

Decided cases are available at the high court official website. The final verdict is reviewed/modified or challenged on several occasions by lodging an appeal in court. Status cab be seen for the final disposition of the matter and when printing from the website is taken out of the final order. The printout holds a note that indicates the case’s current status.

The campus has a cafeteria also providing some delicious cuisines and refreshing beverages accompanied by a lush green lawn.

About Chandigarh High Court

Courts are very formal environments where you have to behave politely and to obey the rules and guidelines. All in custody, including prosecutors, judges, police officials, and the general public, will behave according to the norms of the Case. 

As a sign of respect to the Court, while it is in session, it is customary for you to bow on entering into the courtroom and again on departure. Kindly remain silent within the Courtroom and immediately even outside entry in the field.

Therefore, if you are planning to visit the high court, here are a few things you need to take care of
  • Wear clothes that would be suitable for the campus.
  • Show up on time
  • Switch off mobile devices before you reach the Court Room.
  • Be respectful to the judge, and opposing counsel and staff at the Court.
  • Rise, as a gesture of respect to the Court, when the Judge enters and exits the court.
  • Stand up when you talk to the Court, make an appeal or meet, or challenge a witness.
  • Do not disturb anyone while they represent their issue.
  • Give all questions and remarks to the bench and not to the counsel who opposes it.
  • Authorities strictly forbid alcohol and tobacco inside the Court Complex.
  • It is strictly impermissible to record audio or video of the proceedings.

The High Court Museum

Business Hours:

Monday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Chandigarh high court gallery is a significant historical show. It offers an opportunity for contemplation and awareness of this Court’s historical growth; so that we can enrich ourselves and understand the journey it has taken to reach where it is today.

This Court’s History has been a remarkable expansion of social and political matters that it has exercised its jurisdiction over. Thus, the museum exhibition is a humble effort to recollect and comprehend the historical perspective of the Chandigarh high court.

The building is home to historically important decisions and court documents such as Bhagat Singh trial at Lahore, Dr. Kitchlew’s arrest, Chief Justice post-emergence, Pt.  Jawahar Lal Nehru’s arrest, etc. In addition to this visual presentation of objects such as the handcuffs of Nathu Ram Godse and a copy of the original Indian Constitution with the sign of the Constituent Committee and several old stamps of the period are also available there.

Inside the museum, an old courtroom with all the old stock such as stamp, fan, chairs, pen stand, typewriter and calendar etc is a replica to show how the Court Rooms of that period look like.

There is no entry fee to visit the High Court Museum, moreover, they also allow photography in the gallery.

How to reach Chandigarh High Court

High Court has been located in an integral part of Chandigarh accompanied by Rock Garden of Chandigarh. The court encounters several visitors including residents of neighboring states such as Punjab and Haryana.

You can reach Punjab and Haryana High Court by bus, train, and flight.

There is access to regular flights from Amritsar to Chandigarh under reasonable fares and New Delhi to Chandigarh for Haryana residents. Chandigarh Airport is conveniently at a distance of almost 24 km, as the majestic roads of the City Beautiful make the journey comfortable. You can get access to a Cab from the airport to the high court.

 If you are planning to travel by train then it is also a convenient mode to reach the high court. There are several trains available from cities such as Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Sonipat, Gurgaon, and so on. High Court is at a distance of around 8 km from Chandigarh Railway station. You can reach the High court by booking a Cab, or any other public transport.

Several buses travel from Punjab and Haryana to Chandigarh providing magnificent services. The buses are comfortable, convenient, as well as deliver services under affordable fares. Furthermore, after reaching ISBT, Sector 43, Chandigarh, you can book a Cab, or take any other public transport to reach your destination.

All in all, Chandigarh High Court provides easy access to the people seeking legal help around the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh. The campus of the court is astonishing, and attracts not only the legal professionals, however, architectural enthusiasts as well.

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