Homeowners Affected by Jhotwara Overbridge in Jaipur Demand Rehabilitation

Reported by

Manish Tiwari

Published on

February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

Updated on

February 11, 2017

Location of Conflict

Jhotwara

Jaipur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Roads

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People Affected by Conflict

604

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

200

ha

Starting Year

2014

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Infrastructure

Increasing vehicular traffic has been causing jams on Jothwara flyover in Jaipur. It takes about 20 mins during the peak hours to travel from one end to the other. There has been demand to widen the flyover to ease traffic. The bridge is about 1000 meters long and is divided into three legs. Its one side is so narrow that a bus and a car cannot drive through together. Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has been considering widening it for a long time but they could not move ahead because this required a number of houses and shops to be demolished. The JDA had appointed a consultant to study the various options available for the widening of the bridge. As per the new design the JDA has to acquire the land and many houses need be demolished for the purpose. After identifying 550 structures that need to be demolished, JDA has started physical verification of house owners. The affected house owners will be relocated to Niwaru road. Many households do not want to relocate and have been protesting against the widening of the flyover. The Congress party is supporting the protest. In March 2021, according to a TOI report, the construction of the Jhotwara elevated road, which was moving at a snail's pace has "gained momentum as affected house owners have given their consent to shift to Niwaru road." As of June 2021, the construction of the overbridge is in progress while some affected house owners are demanding rehabiliation on land near Roshan farm, Gandhi Path.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for rehabilitation

Refusal to give up land for the project

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

108

Type of investment:

Cost of Project

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

Legislations/Policies Involved

Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 15: Interested persons must be given an opportunity of raising objections to the acquisition of their land and being heard in person by the Collector or any person authorised by him; Section 21(1): Collector must issue a public notice stating the government’s intent to take possession of land; Section 21(2): The public notice must state particulars of the land and give interested persons an opportunity to appear before the collector and state their interest in the land, claims to R&R, or their objections to the acquisition; Section 25: The Collector must make an award within 12 months of the declaration of land acquisition, else the acquisition proceedings will lapse; Section 26 and 27 read with Schedule I: Calculation of market rate and determination of compensation amount to be paid; Section 31(1) read with Schedule II: R&R award for affected families; Section 77: Payment of compensation to interested persons or deposit in Authority.
Jaipur Development Authority Act, 1982
Section 44: The JDA may enter into agreements with any person for the purchase, lease, or exchange of land that it is authorised to acquire.
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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Controversial land acquisition by the government

Delay in allottment and possession of land/property

Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Case Number

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

No

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Jaipur Development Authority

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Congress Party

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