JDA to organise camps to regularise private housing colonies to raise funds

JAIPUR: Cash-strapped Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is now planning to organise camps to regularise private housing colonies to earn revenue.

In a review meeting on Monday, the Jaipur Development commissioner (JDC), Vaibhav Galeria directed the officials to regularise housing colonies for whom 90-A and 90-B process has been completed. “The deputy commissioners have been empowered to list such colonies in ZLC (zone level committee) and organise the camps,” said a JDA official.

He added, “There was a time when regularisation of colonies was a major source of income for JDA. Many colonies in JDA periphery have all the facilities such as roads, sewerage lines and others, however, they are not regularised.” The JDC has also directed the deputy commissioners to identify vacant land in their zones to develop residential scheme. Also, directions have been given to make all the JDA land encroachment free in order to sell them in auction.

With the JDA coffers running dry, the future of city’s infrastructure projects is looking bleak. According to sources, the JDA has nearly Rs 100 crore in its account. However, this is not sufficient to fund the projects.

For the 2016-2017 financial year, the JDA expects to earn Rs 900 crore from auctioning land. But considering the current market condition, this target looks nearly impossible to achieve. “The fixed expenses such as remuneration of employees and payment of contractors are high. We have to also invite tenders for many civil works such as road repair, drainage, gardens, etc. These works have to be taken up on a priority basis,” said a JDA official to media.

Credits ET Realty

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