By IE Tuesday August 14, 02:12 AM
THE opposition against urban poor housing under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal mission (JNNURM) in Karelibaug is again spearheading with local residents fearing a move to change the plot usage under town planning rules. While one of them has sought information under Right to Information(RTI) Act, a meeting of local residents alongwith BJP MLA Yogesh Patel was held late on Wednesday to chalk out further course of action.
Vadodara Municipal Corporation had to cancel construction work at the plot under JNNURM following stiff opposition and agitation by local residents who are demanding that the plot is reserved for garden and not for urban poor housing scheme. So much so that it has also backing of both BJP and Congress local leaders in the vicinity. While residents had submitted their opposition to change of usage as per the town planning rules to VMC, residents now fear that their opposition is being discounted.
"We have sought information under the RTI Act and now are holding meeting today to finalise further course of action'' said Shobha Rawal, a Karelibaugh resident who has resorted to using theRTI Act to get exact opposition. Meanwhile BJP MLA Yogesh Patel admitted that he will be participating in the meet, adding that Vadodara BJP has yet not spelled out specifically that an urban poor housing scheme should not come out at that site. Meanwhile, fearing an hostile delegation of agitating Karelibaug residents, security was upped at VMC headquarters at Khanderao Market.