Orders were issued to regularise colonies that did not follow the 60:40 ratio of development.
An official said, “The layout plan of colonies which are developed as per 70:30 ratio will also be approved by the civic body in PRN.”
Experts said if such colonies are regularised, they would be more like slums as there would be no facility and open areas.
Abhishek Sharma, who lives in the colony said, “Residents of PRN scheme will still remain deprived of facilities even after regularisation due to unequal development and as no land is left to develop the facility area. Though, they will procure the lease deeds, but hope for parks and other facility area will be finished.”
According to Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) officials, 80% houses are already constructed in the 11,600 bigha scheme as per the last survey.
The announcement to regularise the PRN scheme during the Prashasan Shero ke Sang has been made to benefit the residents starving of basic amenities such as roads, water, and electricity since long. However, if official sources are to be believed, the remaining land is not sufficient to develop facilities such as parks, community centres and hospitals among others.
“In a colony, 30% land is required to develop the roads, drainage etc. In the current situation, the land is not even sufficient for construction of road and thinking of parks and a community centre is difficult,” an official said.
In the Master Plan 2011, the scheme was marked as a special zone and the JDA had drafted a plan to regularise the scheme. In first draft, around 8,000 prepared constructed houses and shops were expected to get affected if the scheme is regularized, according to an official.
In the proposal, the state government had divided the scheme into north and south zones where it was proposed that the south zone would have three 200-ft-wide sector roads, including an east-west road joining B-2 bypass with the Ring Road, another east-west road joining New Sanganer Road at Mansarovar’s VT Road to the Ring Road and a north-south road joining Sanganer town to the Gopalpura bypass.