Anti-encroachment drive near Jaipur parkota stayed by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court Friday stayed anti-encroachment and demolition drive to remove around 1,900 structures in the radius of five metres from the parkota, a heritage wall in Jaipur. The parkota passes through Amber, Hawa Mahal west, Hawa Mahal east, Moti Doongri and Civil Lines zones in the walled city.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Uday U Lalit stayed the implementation of the Rajasthan HC order till July 10, and gave liberty to the Jaipur Municipal Corporation to place relevant facts and amended rules, if any, before the HC after it reopens following the summer break.
AG Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for the JMC, submitted that the bylaws are in the process of being amended and that he has already opined to the state government for bringing in necessary amendments in the regulations concerned.
Rohatgi said more than 550 out of around 1,900 structures could be protected after these amendments. The bench observed that “beauty of pink city must be protected and restored”. The AG assured that the JMC and other state authorities will ensure protection and preservation of the parkota and pleaded for more time to bring about necessary changes.
Source:: Indian Express