RHB frees 15K sqm land worth Rs 150 cr from encroachers

Jaipur: Rajasthan Housing Board took action against squatters at the corner of Haldighati Road and Mahal Road thereby freeing encroachment of 15,000 square meter of land, worth the market price of about Rs150 crore, on Wednesday.

RHB Commissioner Pawan Arora informed that this land of old khasra number 319 of village Tilawala was acquired by Board in 1990.

Arora added that the board has reserved the land for commercial use. Also, 15% of the developed plots were made available to the account holders by the Board on July 24, 2002. This land will be put to use effectively in the interest of common people by preparing an action plan in the next one week. The land was illegally encroached upon by marble traders and local farmers since past 20 years.

As soon as Arora got the information about encroachment, concerned authorities were instructed to remove encroachment on Wednesday.

Arora informed that officers of RHB, in collaboration with Jaipur Development Authority’s Enforcement Squad and local Pratap Nagar Police, took joint action to free the land from squatters.

Arora also appreciated the JDA and the Deputy Commissioner of Police Jaipur East Rahul Jain and his team for their prompt cooperation in this task.