The civic agencies are planning to take action against the developers who have violated parking laws and constructed shops or flats in the approved areas.
After receiving many complaints from residents, the proposal was discussed and approved in the recent Traffic Control Board (TCB) meeting and decision was taken to carry a joint drive to remove illegal construction from the parking areas of apartments.
An official said, “Majority of the commercial and residential buildings constructed in the past did not adhered to the maps approved by the building planning committee. If a developer does not leave parking space, people are forced to keep their vehicles outside leading to congestion. Soon a joint operation will be carried out by the Jaipur Development Authority and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC).
Sources said, similar decision was taken in previous TCB meetings. However, the civic bodies never acted on the proposal. In 2020, the JDA decide to the approved layout plans on its website for public so that developers who have violated parking laws in the last five years can be traced. But, nothing has been done so far.
An official said, “We take timely action on complaints and demolish encroachments in parking areas of buildings.”
The decision was also taken to remove encroachment from the footpaths. A recent JDA survey revealed over 72% of the roads in the city don’t have footpaths, while the 77% existing are pedestrian-unfriendly.
This emerged from a recent study on conditions of footpaths in Jaipur carried out by the JDA before preparing the traffic, transportation and infrastructure master-plan.
An official said, “A massive drive will be carried out as number of vehicles in the city have increased manifold, there is no room for pedestrians in Jaipur.”