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October 31 is now the new deadline for Dravyavati Riverfront project

June 11, 2019, 10:00 am

Dravyavati river project

Dravyavati River Project Landscape park.

Jaipur: Many big projects in the city including Dravyavati Riverfront are set to get further delayed. The JDA has set a new deadline for Dravyavati Project. The project will now be completed by October 31.

This is for the fourth time that the deadline for the project has been extended. The JDA has cited ban on gravel and delay in the clearance from other departments including railways and forest for the delay in completion of the Dravyavati project.

The JDA fixed the new deadline during a meeting with the officials of National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB). The board is funding many projects in the city currently. The JDA however didn’t mention the negligence of the firms involved in these projects. There were reports of differences between the private firms and JDA causing the delay.

The deadline for some other projects including Sitapura ROB, Dantali ROB, Jahota ROB and Sodala elevated road and Bassi ROB were also extended.

Urban development minister Shanti Dhariwal had recently inspected the Dravyavati Riverfront project and blamed the previous BJP-led state government for the delay. He said that the project was inaugurated in haste.

The 13 km stretch of Dravyavati riverfront out of 47 km – that is the area from Sushilpura to Bambala bridge – was thrown open for public on October 2. The project was inaugurated by then CM Vasundhara Raje at Landscape park in Mansarovar.

After that, Bird Park developed under the Dravyavati River Project near Panipech in Shashtri Nagar was thrown open for people on November 4. This is the second park developed under the project.

Three different parks that spread over an area of 1,00,000 sq. m have been designed and developed alongside Dravyavati river.

The Dravyavati riverfront is being developed along a length of 47-kilometers across the city.

The Dravyavati River was the long-lost river of the city before this project initiated. What remained was the Amanishah Nala, where the city’s untreated sewage, large amounts of garbage and industrial effluent used to get dumped.

First published: June 11, 2019
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