The decision was taken at a meeting of the traffic control board, in which the officials of JDA, JMC, transport department and traffic board participated.
In a four-part series from February 6 to 9, TOI had published articles on inconveniences caused by colony gates to the public and traffic, the high-handed behaviour of residential welfare societies and problems faced by common people.
JDA enforcement in-charge Raghuveer Saini said that the decisions were taken after listening to the complaints of residents. “We opened 59 colony gates recently. There are many who support gates as they are a form of security. We have regularised them and decided that the gates will be operated by resident welfare associations. They can keep the gates closed from 11am to 5am. Security guards will have to be appointed and one gate has to be kept open at night for the convenience of people.
JAIPUR: Flats constructed for the slum dwellers in the city will now be given on rent to others as none of the dwellers have shown any interest in shifting to these houses.
Around 1,968, flats were developed in Jaisinghpura Khor Block A&C for Kacchi Basti dwellers and were asked by the government to give their consent that they are ready to shift in writing.
None of the slum dwellers, however, applied in Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC), Heritage, reacting to which now those flats will be given on rent to other companies or individuals. The decision of not applying to the JMC, Heritage for flats will have difficult consequences on slum dwellers as now they have lost the right to be provided an accommodation by the government while authorities can remove them from the land whenever they want.
A senior official of JMC, Heritage, on condition of anonymity said, “Slum dwellers were given time and they didn’t submit their consent and now they have lost the right to get accommodation. The land they are currently residing will be considered as encroachment. Proceedings are on and in a recent meeting at RUDISCO, it has been decided that all the vacant properties constructed under various schemes in the state will now be given under Affordable Rental Housing Complex (ARHC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.”
The decision was taken to make these houses useful for others who are not able to afford houses in the city instead of waiting for others to shift.
The flats at Jaisinghpura Khor were constructed by Jaipur Development Authority (JDA), hence it was decided that it will be inviting proposals for rent. Very soon, the file will be sent to make these properties available on rent. According to the minutes of the meeting held in RUDISCO, it was mentioned that of the total 11,772 flats in Rajasthan, 7,095 are unoccupied and 4,677 are under-construction.
Out of 15 cities mentioned in Rajasthan, 5,234 houses are unoccupied in Jaipur, highest in the state. In 324 cities of the country, over 1.19 lakh houses are lying vacant constructed under various schemes for affordable housing for the poor.
She instructed the officers to start the closed project and complete it in a time bound manner. It is to be noted that 2,300 houses were to be constructed at the said site out of which 1,248 houses are under construction.
Instructions were also given to the officers concerned to make DPR for the development of necessary infrastructure like roads, sewerage and light at the said site.
JAIPUR: A rural development department report states that of the 3.17 lakh incomplete houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Grameen (PMAY-G), highest number of such houses is in Barmer district at 49,120 followed by Banswara at 33,814 (up to February 1). Jodhpur is at the third position in terms of incomplete houses at 21,837.
Of the 13.33 lakh sanctioned houses under PMAY-G from 2016-17 to 2020-21, construction of 10.15 lakh has been completed, according to the rural development department data.
In all, 79,437 houses are yet to be completed even 12 months after sanctioning of first instalment of the money, 86,424 houses are yet to be completed even after nine months of sanctioning of first instalment of the money and 1.77 lakh houses are yet to be completed even after six months of sanctioning of the first instalment of the money.
Meanwhile in Jaipur, of the 13,454 sanctioned houses under PMAY-G, construction of 11,001 houses has been completed and 2,409 are still incomplete, according to the data.
The additional chief secretary (ACS) of the department Rohit Kumar Singh has directed all the district collectors to complete construction of the remaining 3.17 lakh houses by March 31 at the rate of 4,767 houses per day (as per directions issued on January 15).
Two months after the start of ‘Pura Kaam, Pura Daam’ campaign in the state under MGNREGA, the average wage rate in the districts has gone up to Rs 195, as per the work done in 15 different activities selected by the rural development department.
According to an official in the department, the average wage rate had increased from Rs 169 to Rs 193 in the first fortnight of the campaign. In the third fortnight, the campaign was run involving 30 different activities and in the fourth fortnight all activities under the scheme will be involved.