Udaipur Builders Association presented memorandum to the district Collector of Udaipur and demanded immediate action on the ongoing ban on Sand Gravel Mining which has caused discontinuation of construction work. [..]
25 families of Jay Shree Nath Apartment got shocked when the boundary wall of their residential Building collapsed in Friday evening thunderstorm. The 5-year-old building has five floors and 25 flats. [..]
First sessions of Udaipur Municipal Council (UMC) for the past weeks have proved to be worst in terms of decisions and its implementation, as Chairperson Rajni Dangi after indulging into long talks over illegal constructions and encroachments around town, admitted that Council is helpless in demolishing every illegally constructed commercial and residential buildings.
Few days back, demolition squad of council was instructed to bring down an illegally raised building in Ashok Nagar; the team returned without implementing its task, on orders of Deputy Chairperson Mahendra Singh Shekawat, justifying his orders with similar constructions in past which are still to be considered.
Looking into the issue, Chairperson had called for an urgent meeting of respective departments and councillors, after a long discussion the meeting concluded on demolishing all such construction, which has raised floors other than permitted ones, also agreed to execute necessary actions in coming weeks. [..]
Municipal Council Chairperson Rajni Dangi today took a meeting of the ‘Bhavan Nirman Samiti’ and ordered the council officials to take strict action against those who unload and spread construction materials on the road.
She said, “it has been announced publicly many times, but some people are continually unloading their construction material all around the road, obstructing the traffic”.
Dangi clearly stated that if anyone witnesses sand, concrete or other construction materials spread on road near their surroundings, they can inform Municipal Council action and can give suggestions as well, regarding this issue. [..]
Udaipur District collector, Vikas Sitaram Bhale took a review meeting with the administrative officials of various government departments.
Bhale instructs the UIT, Municipal Council and PWD department officials to take immediate action on the offenders, if they find any construction work carried out in the ‘No construction Zone’.
Bhale also asked Council and UIT to give a brief report on the religious establishments, like Temples, etc. to be shifted elsewhere from their present location. UIT has prepared a list of 12 religious establishments and Municipal Council has to settle 40 such issues. [..]
In what can safely be taken as a temporary relief, hundreds of houses have been spared from the unrelenting claws of JCB’s and Bulldozers of the UIT and Nagar Parishad, as the High Court had earlier ordered these administrative bodies to demolish all illegal constructions in the “No Construction Zone”. At a top brass meeting held today in Jaipur, it was decided to give temporary relief to the potentially affected people, of the High Court’s order.
The News came today in the late evening hours, when after the meeting with the UDF Secretary G.S. Sandhu, at Jaipur Secretariat, Rameshwar Prasad Sharma, Secretary of the UIT informed that the State Government has agreed to move SLP (Special Leave Petition) against the orders after hearing the information provided by the administrative officials to the UDF Secretary.
Rajni Dangi and UIT Secretary informed G.S. Sandhu that after the implementation of the orders of demolition there could be public annoyance and law and order of the city will be disturbed, on the other hand more than 1.5 lac people are affected by this order, Udaipur is a city that is build around the lakes and we can’t demolish all the houses adjoining lakes therefore State Government should move SLP against the orders. [..]
All the top administrative officials of Udaipur, including District Collector Vikas Bhale, UIT Chairperson Roop Kumar Khurana and Municipal Council Chairperson Rajni Dangi left to Jaipur to meet Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, over the issue of ‘No-Construction Zone’.
The team of representatives will also meet Chief Secretary C. K. Mathew, Principal Secretary Local Self Government G. S. Sandhu and the Officer Appointed especially for No Constriction Zone, Niranjan Arya.
After the series of protests and demonstrations by common citizens, particularly those who are directly or indirectly affected by High Court’s order to demolish residences constructed in No-Construction Zone; the sufferers are holding their hopes high on the meeting.
The local administrative officials are taking time to implement the court’s orders and to discuss upon IA (Intervener Application) and SLP (Special Leave Petition), the time granted to implement the orders of demolition has already elapsed. [..]
District Collector Vikas Bhale held a round-up meeting with top UIT officials, including UIT Chairman Roop Kumar Khurana on the issue of “No Construction Zone” today at UIT headquarters. The meeting was to take updates on the progress made by UIT on what to be called as one of the most sensitive and critical issue of ‘No Construction Zone’.
Bhale also talked to the Principal Secretary, G. S. Sandhu; Chief Secretary, C. K. Matthew and State Government’s specially Deputed Officer, Niranjan Arya on the matter.
According to the District Collector, next round of the meeting will be conducted on 8th of Nov by the Principal Secretary. Bhale also told that discussions on IA (Intervening Application) and SLP (Special Leave Petition) are going on with the State Government. [..]
In order to impede all illegal construction activities in the city, Municipal Council team seized the under constructed building of JB Hospital at Hiran Magri Sector-5 today. The building is owned by Dr. Shankar Bhanuda who is also an ex-MLA from Kapasan.
The flying squad team of Municipal Council seized the hospital building for illegal construction. [..]
Chairperson of Udaipur Municipal Council, Rajni Dangi wrote a letter today addressing the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to intervene in the matter of “No Construction Zone”.
She informed CM that people are living in the areas adjoining lakes for more than 400 years and to demolish their houses will not be a good.
Dangi also informed Gehlot that Honorable High Court had issued a notification in 17.01.97 to mark the area near Pichola and Fatehsagar as “No Construction Zone”, considering the threat of lake pollution. According to Dangi, the ground reality is that these houses dose not let any sewer into the lakes.
She wrote that thousands of houses on the eastern and western side of the lakes and houses laying on the eastern downstream of the lakes are also marked under No construction Zone, while people are living there from generations. They even can’t renovate their constructions after the orders; some of the houses are in deplorable condition and need urgent repairs. [..]