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JIT plans to relocate residents to execute 120-feet road Project

The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) is planning to rehabilitate the residents of ‘Madrassi Mohalla’ since the area also come under the 120 feet road project that they are carrying out. Mukul Soni superintending engineer JIT said they have earmarked the area where the locals will be relocated.

punjab Updated: Mar 21, 2016 14:51 IST
Harvinder Kaur
Madrassi Mohalla in Jalandhar.
Madrassi Mohalla in Jalandhar. (Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) is planning to rehabilitate the residents of ‘Madrassi Mohalla’ since the area also come under the 120 feet road project that they are carrying out. Mukul Soni superintending engineer JIT said they have earmarked the area where the locals will be relocated.

The operation is expected to be a challenging task for JIT, as locals of Madrassi locality has earlier expressed their disapproval at various instance in the sigh of protest.

Though the official said that the land belongs to the government and they already served the notice many a times to vacate the area .

“Now the department will do, what needs to be done,”said an official of JIT. Mukul Soni said they are planning to provide lower income group (LIG) flats for them. However, JIT has no plans of bearing the costs of the flats.

He said that the plot holders will have to make the payment in installments after taking the possession of the flats.

Meanwhile, the civic body is also planning to include ‘housing for all scheme of Punjab government where the people can get the benefit of Rs 1.5 lakh for making a cemented house for the ones whose annual income is less than Rs 3 lakh.

“Though it’s too early to say but I think more than two hundred people will be rehabilitated,”said Mukul Soni.

Since the trust has almost completed the first phase of the 120 feet road project, it is working on the on the second phase. Relocation of residents is expected soon.

The on-going road project of 120 feet road in the city has come across many twist and turns in the course of three years, starting with the civil litigation, to the arrangement of funds and also facing the wrath of locals in the area.

The four-lane road project at Surya Enclave Extension is going to be a vital link from the old areas of the city near Domoria Bridge to GT road. This inter-city link will help the locals of the adjoining areas like Guru Gobind Singh Avenue, Santoshi Nagar and other colonies falling on the back side of the railway station.

The Madrassi locality that mostly comprises migrants who have settled in the area since a long time. Officials at JIT said that the people residing in the area also known as ‘Madrassi Mohalla’ do not have the land registry; they are not the owners of the place in which they are residing.

Biometric survey

Before carrying out this operation, JIT has planned to conduct a biometric survey of the people so that they can get clear picture of the number of people residing in the area.