Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will upload a list of multi-storey buildings constructed on small plots,to protect consumers from getting duped.The civic body will mention the list of approved projects in every zone. Moreover, it will display a list of illegal and sealed apartments on its website.
The decision was taken in the wake of increased illegal projects on small plots in many outer colonies of the city including Jagatpura, Prithvi Raj Nagar and others. An official said, “For the last one-and-a-half years, the JDA has banned construction of flats on smaller plots. However, many were carrying out construction after installing board on which JDA approved was written. To save people from getting duped, the list of approved flats will be uploaded.”
According to JDA records, in the past two years, 84 illegal buildings were sealed. “With a spurt in population and increase in illegal flats, we have taken strict decisions to curb the practice,” said an official.
Recently, after blacklisting many illegally developed colonies, the JDA also uploaded the list on its website. Out of 16 JDA zones, these illegal colonies had mushroomed in 10 zones in the past 14 months.
A senior JDA official said, “Our agenda is to act against the mafias who are using agricultural land for non-agricultural and commercial purpose after illegally developing a colony. We have taken strict decisions to curb the practice,” he said.
The JDA has also initiated action to strip the ownership of the land owners who have illegally developed colonies on agriculture land. Zone commissioners have also written to tehsildars and sub-division officers for the same.
An official said, “To discourage such practices in future, proceedings for cancelling ownership have been implemented under Section 175 of Rajasthan Tenancy Act against land holders.”
The JDA in a recent meeting also reviewed the status of colonies of private developers who did not develop facilities after getting colonies approved from the civic body.