Various upcoming projects in urban and suburban area of Udaipur were discussed in a meeting organized at Urban Improvement Trust (UIT). Most of the projects discussed related to widening of road and provision of affordable housing schemes. All the trustees of UIT along with Chairman and Secretary were present in the meeting.
Amongst the proposals discussed, prominent one included construction of 500 affordable houses at Baidwas village for allotment to financially weaker section of society. It may be noted that approval for this project had been given in January 2012. As part of this project around Rs.18 crores will be spent for constructing houses on G+3(Ground Level+3 Stories) level.
Amongst the various road widening projects that were discussed, prominent ones included the project for 200 feet wide road stretching from Sukher to RTO office and a 100 feet wide road in Sukher village for which Rs.88.6 lac is planned to be incurred.
The road stretch from Mali Colony to J.C Boss Hostel extending upto M.B College Hostel would be made 100 ft wide. Further a 60 feet road passing through Agriculture College from Udaipol Bus Stand was also discussed. In terms of priority, the 100 ft road would be given preference and process for land acquisition will soon be initiated.
Further, the issue of a bottleneck in widening of the road from Fatehpura Circle to Amberi Village was discussed. It may be noted that on the road stretch from Fatehpura Circle towards Amberi, there is a small stretch where the road is extremely narrow due to houses on both sides. It was mentioned in the meeting that both the houses will be acquired by UIT and the process of road widening would be completed.
According to R.P. Sharma, Secretary, UIT, all buildings taking approval for going beyond 15 meters will be charged at Rs.5/sq feet. The collected amount would be deposited in Snorkel Ladder Fund. Objection was raised by owners whose buildings were approved before 25th Nov 2010. This issue is still under discussion.
Meanwhile, land was allotted by UIT to the following parties on the basis of applications made by them on various dates: Mali Samaaj, Panchayat Sansthan, Waghad Mewar Prajapati Samaj Santhan, Brij Kopika Seva Mission, Surbhi Siksha Prachar Samiti, Choudhary Mewara Kalal Samaj Seva Santhan, Shri Godavari Charitable Trust, Shri Matr Mangal Trust, Educational Trust of India (Regd), Rehmani Grah Nirmaan Sehkari Samiti Limited, Choubisi Brahmin Hitkari Samiti, Ram Krishna Seva Samiti, Jagdish Ann Shetra Manav Seva Samiti, Rajput Mahasabha Sansthan, Shri Tailik Sahu Mewar Baithak Seva Samiti, Shri Digambar Jain Khandelwal Tera Panth Samaaj and Rajkiya Mahila Politechnic College
In the discussions, the issue of land encroachment by RSRTC was also taken up. It was pointed out that in 1971, RSRTC was allotted 65300 sq ft land however as per current position the land under RSRTC stands at 190121.92 sq ft. UIT drafting team after regularizing the land put the allotment at 1,80,710 sq ft. The balance land will be acquired by UIT. UIT will construct a 60 ft road with boundary wall on this land.