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City Population(2011)        30.73 Lac + 10% Floating
Area        467 Sq. Km.
Number of Houses        4.5 Lac (BPL Families : 26127)
Zones        City is divided into 8 geographical zones :
Wards         91
Elected Members           91
Co-opted Member          -
Ex-officeio Members         12 (10 MLAs and 2 MPs)
Standing Committees         15
Budget size         941 Crore Rs.
Slums         JNN 164,    JDA- 47,        Total -     211
Surveyed Family         JNN: 43718,  JDA- 12753,  Total - 56471
BPL Families         26127

 

Location:-

            Jaipur is located on 26° 55’ north latitude and 75° 49’ east longitude. It’s muncipal boundary extends from 26 degree 46 minutes north latitude to 27 degree 01 minutes north latitude and 75 degree 37 minutes east longitude to 76 degree 57 minutes .east longitude. The city is surrounded by the Nahargarh hills in the north and Jhalana in the east, which is a part of Aravalli hills - ranges. To the south and the west of the city are also prevailing hillocks but they are isolated and discontinuous in formation. The southern end of the city is open to plain and stretches far and wide towards Sanganer and beyond. The walled city was originally located on the rocky street to provide an easy drainage system on either side of the city but the. Future expansion of the city took place on the south and west on the alluvial plains formed in the confluence’s zone of the Amani Shah nala in the west and Jawahar Nagar nala in the east and beyond.

 

Topography:-

            The general slope of the Jaipur city and its surroundings is from north to south and then to south-east. Nearly all the ephemeral streams flow in this direction. Higher elevations in the north exist in the form of low, flat-topped hills of Nahargarh (587 meters). Jaigarh, Amber and Amargarh, which are deeply dissected and eroded. An isolated hillock called “Moti Dungari” upon which an old royal castle exists, is near the Rajasthan University. Further in the south, topographical levels of the plain areas varies between 280 meters along Bandi and Dhund rivers in the south to some 530 meters in the north east of Chomu near Samod hills. The overall trend is a decline of level from the areas bordering the hills in the north to plain in the south slopes of the plain areas are in general gentle.

 

Climate:-

            The Jaipur is located in the semi-Arid Zone of India. It has characterized by high temperature, low rainfall and mild winter. The mean temperature of Jaipur is 36 0C varying from 18 0C in winter (January) to 40 0C in summer (June). Thus the January and June are the coldest and hottest months.. The normal rainfall of Jaipur is 600 mm; nearly 90 percent of which takes place in the summer monsoon period i.e. from June to September, the rest comes from the winter cyclones.

 

City Hot Spots:-

            Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Forts of Amber, Nahar Garh, Jai Garh, Sisodia Rani Garden, Albert Hall, City Palace, Birla Auditorium, Jawahar Circle, RajMandir Cinema, Chokhi Dhani Fun & Eating Joint, Revolving Restaurant, Rose Garden, GovindDev Ji Temple etc.

 

Drainage:-

            The natural drainage of the Jaipur city is largely technically affected. It shows intense gully erosion particularly in the northern hilly region. Dhund river and Amanishah nala form a fork like drainage pattern in the confluence zone of which the major part of Jaipur city is situated. The Amanishah nala, which originates from the western slopes of Jaigarh hills, flows northwards in the upper reaches, turns south and south-west in its middle course and flows towards east with a broad semi-circle. Finally it joins river Dhund further down stream. There is another small drainage system in the north foothills which now a days discharges the city’s waste effluents into an artificially impounded lake called the Jal Mahal (Man Sagar). Jal Mahal lake is a large cesspool now of effluent waste water changing its profile from muddy water mixed with effluents and sludge during rainy season to a dried large puddle surrounded by parched earthen floor during summer seasons.

 

Distance from major Cities:-
S.No. City Name Distance
1 Agra 246 km. Connected by Road & Trains 
2 Ahmedabad 625 km. Connected by Road, Trains and Air
3 Chandigarh 510 km. Connected by Road & Trains
4 Calcutta 1472 km. Connected by Road, Trains and Air
5 Delhi 261 km. Connected by Road & Trains
6 Mumbai 1176 km. Connected by Road, Trains and Air
7 Ajmer 132  km. Connected by Road & Trains
8 Udaipur 420 km. Connected by Road, Trains and Air
9 Jodhpur 340 km. Connected by Road, Trains and Air
10 Jaisalmer 645  km. Connected by Road & Trains

 

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