As per documents in possession of TOI, the influential hotelier is allegedly carrying out new construction and extending the hotel in violation of JDA norms.
In an RTI reply, the JDA town planning wing has accepted that they have not approved any layout plan for the construction.
“Despite several complaints, the JDA enforcement wing did not take action against the violator. In fact, the illegal construction is going on in full swing. The hotel is laying new concrete roofing, which cannot be termed as renovation. The other new constructions include swimming pool, bar, kitchen, etc.,” an activist alleged.
Urban development and housing (UDH) minister Shanti Dhariwal told TOI, “I am aware of the matter. Directions have been given to the Jaipur Development Commissioner (JDC) to investigate.”
On Tuesday, the JDA sought a factual report against the alleged illegal construction. JDC Gaurav Goyal said, “A committee has been constituted to examine the unauthorised construction, if any. The hotel administration has claimed that renovation work is being carried out. All aspects will be ascertained by the committee.”
A senior official said that the owners can carry out renovation without JDA’s permission as per norms. However, any kind of new construction, including erecting RCC columns, pillar and others, is a violation. “The committee will ascertain new and old constructions after a site visit. It will check Google Maps,” said the official.
Apart from this, the committee will carry out a survey as the hotel administration has allegedly grabbed the Central Park land in violation of Rajasthan High Court orders.
In April 2018, the high court had directed the JDA to remove all encroachments on the 322-bigha Central Park land and file a compliance report within eight weeks. However, encroachments done by the hotel have not been removed till date.