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: The Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) has initiated the process to select the developer for constructing luxurious flats for MLAs project near assembly in Jyoti Nagar.
For the estimated Rs 250 crore project, 17 firms participated in the pre-bid meeting and expressed to construct flats.
A senior RHB official said, “The process to finalise the firm will be completed by mid–March. The final date to submit the bid is March 2. Following this, on March 8, the technical bid will be evaluated. The financial bid of qualified firms will be opened on March 15. The appointed firm will have to complete the construction work in 30 months,” the official said.
The RHB has also started acclaiming the land on which these apartments will be constructed. Out of 54, the board has taken possession and demolished 50 bungalows of MLAs. The RHB has proposed to construct an eight-storey building in the periphery of the legislative assembly to accommodate 160 MLAs.
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. Sources said, considering the project as a special case, the 28-metre building has been proposed against the 15-metre rule mentioned in the building bylaws.
“The design has received in-principal 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.
At present, the RHB has proposed to construct the apartment till the base height of the dome. This proposal needs a clearance from the government.
JAIPUR: The developers who have failed to construct houses for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) in their schemes as per the mandatory norms will be under Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)’s radar.
The Jaipur Development Commissioner (JDC) Gaurav Goyal on Wednesday directed to constitute a panel of chartered accountants to audit the houses and plots constructed under various provisions of the Chief Minister Jan Awaas Yojana.
The zone commissioners have also been directed to monitor the houses and plots constructed under the Chief Minister Jan Awaas Yojana.
An official said, the civic body provide relaxation in land conversion, building map approval and other charges to developers for constructing houses for EWS and LIG category. In return of the benefits, the private developers have to develop schemes and invite applications by lottery in the presence of representative of local bodies.
An official said, “The developers who have not followed the lottery allocation process, the relaxation provided by the JDA will be cancelled and all charges will be levied. Moreover, a penalty will be imposed. The zone commissioners have been directed to prepare the record of the defaulters and submit at JDA,” the official said.
As per the township policy rules, builders or developers launching a group housing schemes or high-rise has to construct houses for EWS and LIG category. Till date, no project has been cancelled and developers who have defaulted have not initiated construction.
Sources said, “Developers had shown apprehensions to construct houses for poor on premium land and schemes. Following this, relaxation was provided to construct houses for EWS and LIG category on some other project land. However, many have not adhered to the policy. This time JDA plans to impose heavy penalty,” he said.
JAIPUR: After reclaiming its prime land from encroachers, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) plans to develop farmhouse and agro-warehousing scheme. The civic body’s enforcement team recently removed encroachment from 120 bigha land at Natta village in zone-13. Similarly, 180 bigha of land was reclaimed in Govindpura Ropda in zone-10.
An official said, “A survey will be conducted of both the lands to decide whether to develop a farmhouse scheme or agro-warehousing scheme. A report will be tabled in a review meeting on Tuesday”.
Moreover, JDA will soon launch agro-warehousing scheme at Amber. It has earmarked 1.19 lakh square metre land in Akheda and Maheshpura village. Out of the total land, 33,000 square metre will be reserved to develop 18 big warehouse plots. Facilities including hotel, restaurants, petrol pumps, banks and others will be developed on the remaining land.
“The scheme has been launched in the close proximity of agriculture farms. Moreover, it is also connected with the industrial areas, railway and bus stand,” added the official. JDA is also planning to develop a similar warehousing project on Ajmer Road, Tonk Road and Agra Road.
Officials claim that these projects will boost the infrastructure and jobs avenues in the city and businessmen and farmers will also be benefited. “If companies develop warehouses in these areas, they can definitely get proper connectivity with national capital as Jaipur comes under a counter magnetic city. Moreover, it is not far from Agra, Delhi and nearby areas where a lot of industries are established. The investors would be in the centre point of the golden triangle,” an official said.
Finding an innovative way to earn revenue, JDA this year had decided to prepare an action plan to sell its land. The deputy commissioners were asked to include re-planning of the plots, fix auction rates, methodology of auction and wide publicity of JDA assets in the action plan.