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Fix Central Park walking track: Rajasthan high court directs JDA

April 9, 2019, 8:39 am

Central Park

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan high court directed Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) to correct various discrepancies in the walking track of Central Park. The 4-km long walking track is plagued by several problems. The court also ordered the JDA to submit how the officials planned to use the land where encroachment and illegal structures were removed. The case will come up for hearing on July 8.

The double bench of acting chief justice Mohammed Rafeeq and Justice Goverdhan Badhdar issued these directions on a petition filed by one Yogesh Yadav.

The petitioners argued that the court had asked the JDA to remove encroachment from the land, but the civic body was intending to give the land back to the encroachers. The boundary has not been razed down and the JDA officials are preparing a plan of usage for the land. JDA lawyer Manoj Sharma said that the civic had taken the possession of the land from the encroachers, but couldn’t submit the plan due to the model code of conduct enforced in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The petitioner also argued that the uneven width of the jogging track is causing joggers visiting the Central Park many problems. The track is also in the need of repair at many places.

The high court asked the JDA officials to repair the track and submit a report on the next hearing.

First published: April 9, 2019
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