Jaipur: Chaupati, the renowned site Mumbai, has always been a major crowd puller. But, a few weeks from now, Jaipur will also boast of its own Chaupati having various food stalls and items of public amusement at Haldighati Marg, Sector 23 in Pratap Nagar.
On Wednesday, UDH Minister Shanti Dhariwal laid the foundation stone for the same following which the construction work was initiated. Dhariwal also lauded efforts of Rajasthan Housing Board Commissioner Pawan Arora for his efforts at bringing about a turnaround in the RHB.
Dhariwal remarked that with the development of Jaipur Chaupati, the area will also get developed and get a new identity. “Various delicacies would be served here in thirty shops spread in 3,780 square meters that will be made here which will bring locals and tourists to this spot,” Dhariwal said, adding, “During the previous government’s regime, RHB was neglected resulting in a bad financial position as its houses could not be sold, but our government decided to make the Board stand on its feet. CM Gehlot had asked me in Cabinet meeting if we can try to revive the Board and I said we will try. Now with e-auction, a record has been made with 1,010 houses sold in just 35 days.
This was CM’s dream and we made it happen due to team work.”
Dhariwal also hinted at corrections in the Act of the Board.
“The board is suffering from several issues and needs course correction. I am surprised, this is such a huge Board and there is no vigilance wing and does not even have the right to realise money. We will make the Board stronger by making changes in the Act in coming Assembly Session,” Dhariwal said.
He suggested RHB officials to revive Board completely and provide relief to people. “Board should make houses for poor in small towns and Nagar Parishad and make schemes for EWS, MIG and LIG according to CM’s vision. We will also launch Mukhya Mantri Shikshak Awaas and Mukhya Mantri Prahri Awaas schemes soon for providing houses to teacher and cops,” Dhariwal said.