In June 2015 it was reported that an international airport would be constructed in the vicinity of Shivdaspura village, 20 kilometres south of Jaipur, the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. An aerotropolis-type development was planned, called Shivdaspura Aero City, with hotels, shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants and a cargo hub. At the end of September 2015 it became evident that mass eviction loomed for the project; an article published by the Times Of India warned that ‘sword of eviction hangs on 20 villages’ in the Shivdaspura area. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) had requested that the state government provide land measuring 6 kilometres by 2.5 kilometres for the airport. Then the state government instructed the Jaipur Development Agency (JDA) to acquire 2,100.8 hectares of land for a greenfield airport (an airport built on undeveloped land). The JDA had already prepared a proposal for land acquisition and had identified land for the airport in 2005-2006, after which land conversion for private housing schemes was banned within this area. Following this, in 2008, a proposal was sent to the AAI. The AAI inspected the area but turned down the airport proposal as it was only 25 kilometres away from the existing Jaipur Airport at Sanganer. The norm is that a new airport cannot be established within a 150 kilometre radius of an existing airport. Upon rejection of the project many public representatives wrote letters urging the JDA to lift the ban on land conversion, to no avail. The airport proposal was discussed again in 2010 and the Urban Development and Housing department (UDH) directed the JDA to examine the project.