August 03, 2016

Tata Projects led consortium to execute the Dravyavati River Rejuvenation project in Rajasthan

Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, laid the foundation stone for the Rs1,676 crore project for Rejuvenation of Dravyawati River in the presence of Group Chairman Cyrus P Mistry

India: The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhra Raje, has today laid the foundation stone for multiple developmental projects totaling Rs2,155 crore of Jaipur Development Authority(JDA).

Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and Group Chairman Cyrus P Mistry at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Rejuvenation of Dravyawati River in Rajasthan

The key dignitaries present on the occasion were Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Minister for Urban Development and Housing, Government of Rajasthan; Arun Chaturvedi, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Rajasthan; Kalicharan Saraf, Minister for Higher Education,  Government of Rajasthan;  Ramcharan Bohra, MP – Jaipur; Nirmal Nahta, Mayor of Jaipur, and other eminent personalities.
The foundation stone for Dravyavati River Rejuvenation project (Amanisha Nallah) was laid in the presence of Group Chairman Cyrus P Mistry.

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 the Dravyawati River Rejuvenation Project – Rs1,676 crore

The 47km 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 Tata Projects  and Shanghai Urban Construction Group at a project cost of Rs1,676 crore 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 Rs24 crore 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 – Rs200 crore, ROB Sitapura – Rs87 crore, ROB Dantli – Rs72 crore, ROB Jahota – Rs55 crore, Development of 100 parks – Rs20 crore, Construction of Engineering Staff Training Institute building - Rs9 crore, Kishanbagh Forestry Project - Rs8.94 crore, Galta Valley Forestry project – Rs8 crore, Beed 200 Biodiversity Forest – Rs7 crore, Silvan Park Phase 2 - Rs7 crore, Extension of the bridge near World Trade Park - Rs5 crore, Global Centre of Excellence, Light House and Smart Solutions, Phase 2 and Shankara Eye Hospital, Vidyadhar Nagar.