Ravindra Jadeja’s food joint demolished during illegal construction drive

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja of India. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is currently sweating it out in Chennai preparing for the final Test against England. He, however, received an unwanted news from his hometown Rajkot. The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) decided to clamp down on all illegal constructions in the city. In a move by the civic body, all such constructions were demolished on Thursday.

Jadeja owns a restaurant in the town named Jaddu’s Food Field. Unfortunately, a part of his food joint was also found to be in the zone of illegal construction. The civic body had to raze a part of his food joint. The store room and the kitchen of the restaurant were in the illegal zone of construction. The restaurant is located in the Kalavad Road area.


Talking about the move, the Town Planning Officer MD Sagathiya was quoted by TOI as saying, “A team of RMC pulled down a store room and a kitchen constructed illegally by the management of Jaddu’s Food Field restaurant located on Kalavad Road.”

The drive to clamp down on all such illegal constructions was carried out specifically in two areas of Rajkot city, namely Mavdi Road and Kalavad Road.

As a part of the drive, as many as 32 houses were razed and illegal portions of commercial buildings in these two areas were pulled down. “The demolition drive was conducted in two areas – Mavdi Road and Kalavad road. The corporation demolished 32 houses and pulled down illegal portion of commercial buildings in both these localities,” Sagathiya added.

Apparently, the RMC had already issued notice to the illegal construction sites beforehand. As many as 97 notices were sent and 60 of those had voluntarily pulled their sites down. “The corporation had issued notices to 97 people, who had constructed either houses, or shops illegally,” the RMC officials claimed. Jaddu was perhaps unaware of the notices being sent.