Out of 54, the Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) has received the possession of 24 MLA bungalows and started the demolition drive. The revenue earned after selling the land of these bungalows at Lal Kothi and Jalupura will be utilised to construct the apartments. RHB, commissioner, Pawan Arora said, “We are receiving to expect the possession of entire bungalows in next two months. The bungalows in RHB possession are being demolished,”
The RHB is taking the demolition work at steady pace as the permission to increase the height of the building is awaited. An official informed, that the RHB has proposed to construct an eight-storey building in the periphery of legislative assembly to accommodate 160 MLAs. Considering the project as a special case, the 28-metre building height has been proposed against the 15-metre mentioned in the building bylaws.
Although, the design has received in-principle approval, the final nod to provide relaxation in the bylaws will be received by the urban development and housing (UDH) minister Shanti Dhariwal, as for the assembly’s structural dominance, in the 100-metre periphery, the height of the buildings is restricted up to 15 metre. At present, RHB has proposed to construct the apartment till the base height of the dome.
After the work was awarded to RHB, a design of the apartments has been prepared. The flat would measure 3,200 square feet and comprise of four bedrooms, one drawing room, a kitchen and one room for domestic help. As per the previous design, the JDA has proposed 176 flats. However, the idea did not go well with the committee which is overseeing the project, as the open area was less.