Rajasthan Government Scraps Diamond Hill Housing Project, Moti Dongri
Rajasthan government has issued direction to cancel the Diamond Hill Housing project which is developed on the land where member of erstwhile royal family Gayatri Devi wanted to develop a public park. Jaipur Development Authority has issued 54 lease deeds in this housing project. Now, application in civil court will be filed to cancel these lease deeds.
A senior JDA official said, following the state government’s direction, JDA has sought legal advice. As JDA does not have right to cancel the issued lease deeds, the application will be filed in civil court. The decision to cancel the lease deed was taken in a meeting that was held on December 2 where additional chief secretary (UDH), Jaipur Development Commissioner, UDH joint commissioner, JDA zone commissioner were present.
An official said, in the order, it is mentioned that the cooperative society still doesn’t have possession of land and there is only 10% development. Moreover, a slum is developed in the area and housing society has issued lease deeds violating the norms. This is a setback for buyers who had purchased land at a prime location, the foothills of Moti Doongri from Meenawala Grah Nirman Sahkari Samiti.
However, sources in the department said, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh Benevolent Trust in 1982 sold 31,000 square metre land to Meenawala Grah Nirman Sahkari Samiti. But, the contract was revoked in 1995 under the clause of non-payment. Despite the agreement was cancelled, the Samiti issued the lease deeds to 54 plot owners. He added, JDA issued the lease deeds on the basis of maps and record presented by the society for regularisation.
Encroachments at the foothills of Moti Doongri fort in the heart of the city is a testimony to Gayatri Devi’s helplessness. The land mafias have gradually and secretly occupied over 60,000 square yards around the fort that was gifted to Gayatri Devi by her husband Sawai Man Singh II.
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