· Consotium of TATA Projects Limited and Shanghai Urban Construction Group to execute INR 1676 Crore project for Rejuvenation of Dravyawati River
4th August 2016, Chandigarh: The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mrs. Vasundhra Raje, has today laid the foundation stone for multiple developmental projects totaling INR 2,155 Crores of Jaipur Development Authority (JDA).
The key dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Minister for Urban Development, Housing , Govt of Rajasthan, Mr. Arun Chaturvedi, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt of Rajasthan, Mr. Kalicharan Saraf, Minister for Higher Education, Govt. of Rajasthan, Mr. Ramcharan Bohra, MP - Jaipur, Mr. Nirmal Nahta, Mayor of Jaipur and other eminent personalities.
The foundation stone was laid in the presence of Mr. Cyrus Pallonji Mistry, Chairman of the Tata Group.
This is a pioneering project, the first in river rejuvenation attempted in a dry and arid landscape in India. After the rejuvenation, the river would be developed into an environment friendly tourist destination and would prevent flooding of Jaipur City.
Details of Dravyawati River Rejuvenation Project – INR 1676 Crores
The 47 km long Dravyawati River which is located between Jaisalya Village at the foothills of the Nahargarh Fort and the River Dhund, has deteriorated into a Nallah, over the last 100 years. At various places, polluted water from nearby areas, garbage and debris have caused comprehensive damage to the condition of this river. Therefore, to give a new life to this river, Jaipur Development Authority has given a contract to a consortium of M/s TATA Projects Limited and Shanghai Urban Construction Group at a project cost of INR 1,676 Crores to complete the work by October 2018. The consortium will be responsible for the maintenance of this project for 10 years from the completion of the project.
In this project, besides the amortization of 170 MLD polluted water, more than 100 fall structures will be constructed to ensure the availability of water in this channel throughout the year. About 16,000 trees will be planted and 65,000 square meters green area will be developed under this project. Jaipur Development Authority has already given a mobilisation advance of INR 24 crores for the project. Additionally, places have been marked in Sevapura and Mathuradaspura to dispose the debris. Land has also been made available near the Mazaar Dam at Kishanbagh, Sushilpura, Devri, Jhalana Chowd, near the Sanga Bridge at Sanganer, Bambala, Delawaas and Jirota village for sewerage treatment plant, batch mix plant, office and store. The relevant environment clearance for the project has already been obtained on July 1, 2016.
The other JDA projects that were inaugurated on this occasion, to be executed by other companies, included an elevated road from the LIC building to Sodala – INR 200 crore, ROB Sitapura – INR 87 crore, ROB Dantli – INR 72 crore, ROB Jahota – INR 55 crore, Development of 100 parks – INR 20 crore, Construction of Engineering Staff Training Institute building - INR 9 crore, Kishanbagh Forestry Project - INR 8.94 crore, Galta Valley Forestry project – INR 8 crore, Beed 200 Biodiversity Forest – INR 7 crore, Silvan Park Phase 2 - INR 7 crore, Extension of the bridge near World Trade Park - INR 5 crore, Global Centre of Excellence, Light House and Smart Solutions, Phase 2 and Shankara Eye Hospital, Vidyadhar Nagar.