Residents Object to Government's Decision to Stop Construction of High-rises around Jaipur Airport

Reported by

Ashish Gaur

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Published on

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

Updated on

June 13, 2017

Location of Conflict

Jaipur International Airport

Jaipur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Airport

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People Affected by Conflict

2500

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

20

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Starting Year

2017

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Infrastructure

People living around the Jaipur International Airport (JIA) have opposed the government's decision to stop the construction of highrise buildings within 500 feet from the airport's boundary wall following instructions by the Airport Authority of India (AAI). The government has promised compensation to the affected people. In August 2016, the Ministry of Civil Aviation received a letter regarding the security threat posed by highrise buildings around the Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur airports. In February 2017, the AAI put a cap for constructing multistorey buildings from the boundary wall of the JIA (upto 500 feet, highrise buildings upto 152 metres). The residents claimed that the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) had earlier permitted the construction of several multistorey buildings even at a distance of 25 feet from the airport's boundary wall. In the same month, the residents of the region submitted a memorandum to Ramcharan Bohra, Member of Parliament, against the capping on building heights. Subsequently, The JDA amended its building bylaws as per the recommendations of the AAI and send the draft to the Rajasthan government for approval. Reportedly, there are three highrises in the periphery of the JIA as well as many G+3 (ground floor plus three other floors) buildings in Jagatpura and Siddharth Nagar areas, which are nearly 300 feet away from the boundary wall of the airport. A JIA official said the government was looking into the matter. When contacted, District Collector Sidharth Mahajan stated that a bank account would be opened for the residents by the JDA to deposit compensation. He added that the construction of three highrise buildings in Sanganer was stalled after the chief minister objected citing "security threat to the movement of VVIPs."

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for compensation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Opposition against restrictions on construction of mutli-storey buildings

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

900

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

No

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws, Other

Legislations/Policies Involved

Jaipur Development Authority Act, 1982
Section 30(1): The JDA may revoke any permission for land development that has already been granted after giving the concerned developer an opportunity of being heard; Section 30(2): JDA must offer reasonable compensation to the developer if it revokes permission under S. 30(1); Section 95 and 96: JDA has the power to make rules and regulations to carry out development works in Jaipur.
Aircraft Act, 1934
Section 9A(3): The central government may by notification, make rules to regulate the construction of or reduce the height of any building; Section 9B: Principles for payment of compensation in case rules made under Section 9A causes any loss or damage to concerned persons.
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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

Yes

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

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Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Rajasthan Government, Jaipur Development Authority, Airport Authority of India

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