Walled City residents, organisation plan ‘Jaipur Bandh’ on Nov 15

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Jaipur: The underground Jaipur Metro corridor Phase I(B), which has already been delayed by three months is expected to be delayed further as Walled City residents and Dharhohar Bacahao Samiti are gearing up to protest against relocation of five ancient temples falling on the route. 

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For the same, the Samiti has announced Jaipur Bandh on November 15. The Jaipur Metro administration has proposed to relocate Dhruv Mukhi Hanuman, Amneshwar Mahadev, Ganesh temple, Hanuman temple and Jambheshwar Mahadev temple.

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As these temples are becoming a hindrance in constructing the metro corridor, the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) administration is planning to relocate these temples before December 15. 

"We have received permission to relocate these temples. The exercise will be completed till December 15. It is important to relocate these temples, otherwise, the project is expected to be delayed," said an official.

These temples will be relocated behind Manak Chowk , police station. However, the idea has not gone down well with the protesters. "Out of 13 temples, the Metro administration has forcefully demolished eight temples. 

The 200-year-old temple of Rojgareshwar Mahadev was demolished and after facing protest it has been constructed at its original place. But this is against the Hindu culture. We would not allow the state government to displace these ancient temples from their original place," said Raghav Vaid, a local resident.

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