After blacklisting 167 illegally developed colonies, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) uploaded the list on its website. To save residents from getting duped, an appeal has also been made not to purchase plots in colonies which are illegally developed without JDA’s approval. Out of 16 JDA zones, these illegal colonies have mushroomed in 10 zones in past 14 months.
With a spurt in population and increase in demand for land, the illegal construction and development of colonies in the city is on the rise.
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.
A list of illegal buildings constructed in violation of building bylaws has also been uploaded on the website. In the last three years, the enforcement wing has sealed 44 illegally constructed buildings in different areas. JDA has also initiated action to strip the ownership of the land owners who have illegally developed colonies on agriculture land. The zone commissioners have written a letter 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 has initiated.”
The JDA on Monday also revived the status of colonies of private developers who did not develop facilities after getting colonies approved from the civic body.