People encroached houses constructed under Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana, says Syed Tahir Ali

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Sep 2018 12:13:58




Staff Reporter

Corporator, Pt Motilal Nehru ward, Syed Tahir Ali alleged that a number of people from several areas of the city have encroached houses constructed at Lema Garden under Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana. He said the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) got evacuated the land from people living in kutchha houses on the land. The JMC has promised houses to the people under the Yojana at Lema Garden. But, after one-and-half year of evacuation, the people have not been provided houses.

He said nearly 450 houses have been constructed under Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana in his ward. People of Gaji Nagar slum were to be given houses under the scheme. But, the JMC has shifted nearly 20 families from PSM College and Pagal Khana Masjid area in the houses.

People of Gaji Nagar objected the JMC's move. After the protest, the civic body has allowed the families to take shelter in the houses for few months. But, taking undue advantage of temporary permission nearly 25 families have encroached under construction houses in Lema Garden.

Irked over the unauthorised act, the Congress Corporators along with area residents met Deputy Commissioner, Rakesh Ayachi and informed him about the sorry state of affairs.
Ali said the Deputy Commissioner has assured him of needed action into the matter.

Ali said the illegal activities are going on due to lax attitude of Municipal Corporation and concerned Contractor. He said the JMC has failed to get constructed the houses within fixed time limit. He said the illegal possession of houses in Lema Garden by people of other areas of the city is brewing resentment amongst the residents of Gaji Nagar, who were promised for houses in the area.

The Congress Corporator said if needed actions are not taken early the situation may turn unpleasant. He has demanded the JMC to lodge FIR against people who have encroached the houses illegally. He said if the people of Gaji Nagar were not provided residence early, he along with concerned people would stage fast-unto-death.