Rajasthan housing department likely to relax norms for MLA flats near assembly – ET RealEstate

JAIPUR: The urban development and housing (UDH) department may soon provide relaxations to construct an eight-storey building in the periphery of the legislative assembly to accommodate 160 MLAs.

After receiving in-principal approval in a recent meeting, the matter has forwarded to UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal. The Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) has proposed to construct the building for MLAs.

Considering the project as a special case, the 28-metre building has been proposed against the 15-metre rule mentioned in the building bylaws.

An official at UDH said, “The design has received in-principle approval and a meeting was called to discuss on the proposal. Any decision will now be taken on the UDH minister’s call,” sources said, adding amendment in bylaws is required as for the assembly’s structural dominance in the 100-metre periphery.

At present, RHB has proposed to construct the apartment till the base height of the dome. This proposal needs a clearance from the government. After the work was awarded to RHB, design of the apartments has been prepared. Each flat will measure 3,200 square-feet and comprise four bedrooms, one drawing room, a kitchen and a one room for domestic help.

As per the previous design, the JDA had proposed 176 flats. However, the idea did not go well with the committee which is overseeing the project as the open area was less. Now, 16 flats have been reduced in the project to develop a central lawn measuring 36,000 square-metre.

In the project, the RHB has earmarked parking for 1,200 vehicles and a 12-room guest house. RHB has been appointed as the nodal agency for constructing MLA apartments.

An official said the revenue earned after selling the land at Lal Kothi and Jalupura will be utilised to construct the apartments.

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