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    Smart City proposals to be cleared soon: Minister

    TNN | Feb 9, 2018, 02:00 IST
    PATNA: State urban development and housing minister Suresh Sharma said the Smart City proposals submitted by companies concerned for the four selected cities of the state, including Patna, would be cleared in a week.

    Four cities from state - Patna, Biharsharif, Muzaffarpur and Bhagalpur - were included in the Centre's Smart City project. Bhagalpur was the first city selected for the project, followed by Patna, Muzaffarpur and Biharsharif.

    The proposals include improvement of transport infrastructure, mechanism to give quick solution to problems of citizens and facilities based on information technology. "At least 12 companies from the country and abroad have submitted their proposals for consideration," the minister said, adding a dedicated 'smart control room' will be established in the state capital to monitor implementation of the projects.

    "The smart control room will be linked with the CM's office as well as the offices of state DGP and heads of other departments," Sharma said.

    A Spanish company, active in management work in two other proposed smart cities in the country, has already been selected by the state government to manage the projects worth Rs 2,700 crore in Patna.

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      Union minister Giriraj Singh booked in land-grab case

      PATNA: Union minister Giriraj Singh has been booked in a land-grab case, lodged in the Danapur police station in Patna district on the orders of a SC/ST court.
      The additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM)-cum-special SC/ST court of Danapur sub-division ordered the FIR on February 2. However, the matter came to light on Wednesday night.

      The firebrand BJP MP, who represents the Nawada Lok Sabha constituency, is the Union minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises.

      Police said 32 others have also been booked in the case for allegedly grabbing 2.56-acre land said to be owned by one Ram Narayan Prasad at Lekhanagar in Danapur. Prasad, 68, retired as the deputy collector (land reform) of the Bihargovernment.

      Three former circle officers — Shiv Ranjan, Madan Kumar and Kumar Kundan Lal, former circle inspector Anuj Kumar and three former revenue employees Suresh Prasad, Chandrika Prasad and Manoj Kumar have also been made accused for ploting and helping the land grab.

      According to complainant Ram Narayan Prasad, the plot was gifted to him by his maternal uncle Bipat Ram in 1948 as the latter did not have any issue.
      The complainant's grandson, Vikas Kumar, told TOI over the phone on Thursday that his grandfather had hired a man to do farming on the plot. He instead connived with officials and sold the plot by forging documents.

      "According to the records of revenue office, part of the plot was also purchased by Giriraj," he said.

      Vikas said his family was constantly being threatened to withdraw the case. "We fear worse as we belong to a scheduled caste," he added.

      Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj said City SP (west) Ravindra Kumar would supervise the case. Kumar said investigations were on.

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        CM opens flood alert centre in city

        Abhay Singh| TNN | Feb 11, 2018, 02:00 IST
        PATNA: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday inaugurated a Mathematical Modelling Centre of the water resource department (WRD) at Aneesabad in Patna, which will issue alerts regarding floods in the Kosi and Bagmati 72 hours in advance.

        Speaking on the occasion, the CM regretted the Centre had not yet paid required attention to the government's plea for de-siltation of the Ganga.

        "Despite submission of reports and favourable opinion of experts, the Centre has not paid attention to the problem of siltation along the 140km upstream Ganga from Farakka barrage in West Bengal," Nitish said.

        He said the Centre formed a committee to assess the problem of siltation and Union minister of inland waterways Nitin Gadakri also spoke with him recently. A central team made a presentation on the feasibility of inland waterways through the Ganga at a meeting recently held at Patna, the CM said.

        "However, they used old data. The new data shows that siltation has occurred on a large scale between Buxar and Bhagalpur due to the Farakka barrage. The volume of water coming into the Ganga from upstream has also reduced," the CM said.

        He said the newly opened mathematical centre would also collect and compare old and new data on siltation of the Ganga. "Such centres will also be established for other rivers like the Gandak and Mahananda," he said.

        The centre at Aneesabad, established with loan from the World Bank, is equipped with sophisticated gadgets for isuing flood alerts.

        Speaking on the occasion, WRD minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh said a Physical Modelling Centre, another component of high-tech flood management system, would be established at Birpur in Supaul by the end of November this year. Energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav and WRD principal secretary Arun Kumar Singh also spoke.

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          Plan to set up new effluent treatment plant at PMCH

          Ayesha Hassan| TNN | Feb 11, 2018, 02:00 IST
          PATNA: Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) may get an effluent treatment plant (ETP) for liquid waste management. The plant will be set up through Bihar Medical Services and Infrastructure Corporation Limited (BMSICL).

          A decision to submit a corresponding proposal to the state government was taken in a meeting between Rogi Kalyan Samiti and PMCH administration headed by Patna divisional commissioner Anand Kishor on February 2.

          "A detailed project report will be prepared by April. It will then be sent to the state government for its approval. Although PMCH already has an incinerator for solid waste management, hospitals generally generate lots of liquid waste and discharge it in the open, which can fester infection and diseases. Hence, the requirement of another ETP was felt," said Kishor, who is also the chairperson of the samiti.

          PMCH superintendent Dr Deepak Tandon said the hospital does not have a proper drainage system. "The drain overflows quite frequently. That is the reason a drain is being reconstructed near the gynaecology department," he said.

          Though PMCH has an ETP with the capacity to treat more than 100 litres of liquid waste, the hospital administration has assessed the need for a larger ETP owing to redevelopment plan for the hospital. A field visit in this regard was conducted a month ago by BMSICL.

          As of now, the liquid waste being produced in the two laboratories — one in the hospital and another in the college — besides the hospital's emergency and operation theatres is being treated with sodium hydrochloride before being discharged in the municipal drainage.

          Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) scientist Navin Kumar said not all liquid waste produced in the hospital is biomedical waste. "As per Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2016, hospitals are required to dispose of their biomedical waste in a scientific manner," he said.

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            Rs230 crore for road projects

            TNN | Feb 13, 2018, 02:00 IST
            PATNA: Road construction department minister Nand Kishore Yadav said on Monday funds to the tune of Rs230 crore have been sanctioned for road construction projects in seven districts.

            The minister said Rs117 crore has been sanctioned for upgradation of Biharsharif bypass road in order to provide smooth connectivity between Patna and Ranchi while Rs63.74 crore has been given for construction of RCC bridge and maintenance of roads in Gaya district.


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              Nod for upgradation of 12 roads to national highways

              Piyush Tripathi| TNN | Feb 14, 2018, 02:00 IST
              PATNA: The central government has given its nod to upgrade 12 state highways and major district roads in Bihar to national highways (NHs) under the special package announced by PM Narendra Modi before 2015 state assembly elections.

              State road construction minister Nand Kishore Yadav said on Tuesday funds to the tune of Rs3000 crore would be spent on upgrading the 12 roads. He said the detailed project reports (DPRs) have already been approved by the Centre and construction work is likely to start by this year end.

              “Though PM’s special package for Bihar specifically mentioned a few new roads, but the state government was asked to select the roads which were to be upgraded to NH,” Yadav told TOI.

              He said the ministry of road transport and highways has already given in-principal approval to upgrade 52 roads in Bihar to NH. “We have selected 12 roads in the first phase and the remaining roads will also be shortlisted soon,” Yadav said.

              PM Modi had announced the special financial package of Rs1,25,003 crore for Bihar while addressing an election meeting in Ara on August 18, 2015. Out of that, Rs54,000 crore was proposed to be spent on construction of roads.

              RCD officials said out of the 68 schemes under the special package, work has been awarded in 36 and 10 are in the tender approval stages while DPR for the remaining 22 schemes are being prepared.

              The minister said work on a new four-lane bridge parallel to Mahatma Gandhi Setu over river Ganga would also start by this year end. Besides, another bridge is proposed parallel to Jayaprakash Setu between Digha and Sonepur as a part of the proposed Patna ring road. Both these projects are covered under the PM’s special package.

              As per the preliminary alignment of the ring road, which has been approved by the Centre as well as the state government, it would pass through Bihta, Daniyawan, Fatuha, the six-lane Kachchi Dargah-Bidupur bridge under construction, Hajipur, Pahleja Ghat, Digha and up to Bihta.

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                Rs 1cr allocated for survey on Mughalsarai-Kiul route

                Kumod Verma| TNN | Feb 15, 2018, 02:00 IST
                PATNA: Technical experts in railways have welcomed the allocation of Rs1 crore for preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey for the third line on the 335km-long Mughalsarai-Patna-Kiul mainline under Danapur division of the East Central Railway (ECR).

                Experts also lauded the Railway Board efforts for approving a reconnaissance engineering-cum-traffic survey for about 45km-long new line between Jehanabad and Arwal in the current fiscal. The track doubling proposal between Gaya and Kiul would give a boost to traffic movement on the route, they said.

                Sources said the merged Union budget for 2016-2017 fiscal had also allocated Rs1.5 crore to assess the feasibility and submit a survey report to railway ministry for building a third line between Mughalsarai and Kiul on the mainline section of Danapur division, but no progress was made on this front. Consequently, scepticism prevails over completion of the survey work for the third line this time too.

                The Mughalsarai-Jhajha mainline route has reached about 160% saturation point, leading to unnecessary detention of passenger trains at outer signals and roadside stations. Both Down and Up lines have been existing in the division since pre-independence era. “It is ironical that passenger and goods trains are running on the same tracks, throwing safety rules to the wind. Thus, a third line between Mughalsarai and Kiul is badly needed to decongest traffic on this line,” an ECR official said.

                According to sources, railway ministry had allocated Rs61 lakh in 2016 as well to carry out a survey between Buxar and Mokama for a third line. Though a corresponding survey report was submitted to the Railway Board in time, it failed to make much progress except sanctioning survey work.

                According to sources, the initial report had mentioned a few hiccups likely to arise between Gulzarbagh and Patna Sahib stations due to congestion near the tracks. The report had, however, suggested a third line near the congested area by adopting elevated track technology, sources said.

                Danapur division has, of late, witnessed an astronomical increase in the number of passenger trains. As many as 280 passenger trains and 40 goods trains pass through this division every day.

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                  SSB allotted land for HQ buildings

                  Debashish Karmakar| TNN | Feb 15, 2018, 02:00 IST
                  PATNA: After almost spending 16 years in different rented accommodations, the Patna frontier of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) is likely to get its own land for constructing its headquarters building in Patna.

                  After several rounds of talks with the state government, the SSB has been allotted 2.5 acre land worth at least Rs76 crore from the 400 acre plot of Bihar State Housing Board (BSHB) at Rajeev Nagar for construction of its frontier headquarters. The SSB is awaiting a nod from Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) in this regard.

                  A senior SSB officer said the Patna frontier has forwarded the proposal to the MHA for its approval before initiating the process of acquiring the land and floating tenders for architectural design of the building followed by its construction.

                  “The Patna frontier headquarters will have multistoried administrative building and at least 250 quarters for its officers, personnel and their family members. That apart, it will have barracks for at least 300 personnel, medical unit, parks, mess, armoury and several other facilities,” the officer said, adding that the target would be to complete the construction work within three years after the grant of approval.

                  “The process to identify land was going on since 2009. In 2010, we had finalized a plot, but it was rejected after litigation started over it,” the officer said.

                  With more than 15,000 personnel, the SSB Patna frontier headquarters commands 12 static battalions deployed on Indo-Nepal international border while three battalions in Bihar and two more in Jharkhand are involved in anti-Maoist operations.

                  BSHB sources said the land has been earmarked for SSB and as soon as they initiate the process for payment, steps to transfer the ownership of land would begin. “The land has been allotted to SSB on market value rate (MVR) which is almost Rs96 lakh for one kattha of land,” BSHB sources said, adding once purchased, it would be a permanent asset of SSB.

                  They also said additional 20 acre has also been earmarked in the same area for SSB for static battalion headquarters in Patna. “However, SSB has shown priority for the 2.5 acre plot for building the frontier headquarters,” BSHB sources said.


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                    Muzaffarpur civic body apathy worsens Langat Singh College sewage problem

                    Faryal Rumi| TNN | Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 12:31 IST Representative image

                    PATNA: Hundreds of students of Langat Singh College, Muzaffarpur, under BR Ambedkar Bihar University(BRABU) are facing sewageproblem on the campus.

                    The situation aggravated after a sewage pipe cracked and students of science block could not attend their classes on Wednesday. Principal Anil Kumar Singh told TOI over phone that the varsity administration has already written a letter to the municipal corporation and ward councillor for the repair work. “We have been requesting them for months. The last letter written to the corporation was sent in November 2017,” he said.

                    “Despite our repeated requests, nobody came to help us. Now when the situation has been aggravated, the college administration has decided to start the repair work on its own. Not only students, but both teaching and non-teaching staff are also facing the problem,” said the principal.

                    Head of the department of botany PCS Verma said, “There are two pipes installed near the buildings of physics and biology department. All the activities and classes have been hampered due to the continuous leakage. The college administration will now make an approach road to the respective departments.” Verma said, “Two weeks ago, ward councillor Rajeev Kumar visited the premises and assured us get the leakage problem solved. It’s been two weeks now and we are still waiting for their help.”

                    Students also said that the stagnant water and the slush deposited near the sewage pipes is


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                      Kidnapped Kolkata-based real estate broker rescued in Patna

                      Debashish Karmakar| TNN | Feb 15, 2018, 22:28 IST

                      PATNA: A Kolkata-based real estate broker Madan Prasad (56) who was kidnapped after reaching Patna on February 10, was rescued from a house at Ramjichak under Digha police station in Patna on Thursday.

                      Police came to know about the kidnapping on Thursday only after Prasad’s son Manish Kumar and his wife Jaishree Kumari reached the city from Kolkata and directly went to Patna SSP Lalan Mohan Prasad. At least Rs 60 lakh ransom was demanded by kidnappers to release Prasad.

                      The SSP said a team under leadership of City SP (East) Vishal Sharma and Sadar DSP Sushant Kumar Saroj who rescued Prasad on Thursday evening. He said that a trap was laid and kidnappers reached near Patna railway junction for collecting ransom from where Santosh Kumar, Om Prakash Sharma, Hareram Rai and Lalbabu Rai were arrested. Later another kidnapper Shambhu Prasad was arrested from Ramjichak where Prasad was held captive.

                      “Prasad had reached Patna to sell his land in Parsa Bazaar to repay Rs 10 lakh to Santosh. Santosh had given the money to Prasad’s son Manish on interest. Santosh later kidnapped the broker from Parsa Bazaar and kept him hostage at Ramjichak,” he said adding that the kidnappers had planned to shift Prasad diara area on Friday night.

                      Prasad said it was Santosh who had made ransom calls to Manish and had asked him to reach Patna with property documents.

                      “The victim owns property in Ashiana-Digha Road, Boring Canal Road, Parsa Bazaar and at some other locations. He also owns property in Kolkata and Delhi,” the SSP said adding property at Boring Canal Road alone is valued above Rs 2.5 crore.

                      “Though the victim was originally a resident of Purnendupur under Jakkanpur police station area but he had shifted his business to Kolkata couple of years back. Presently he along with family was living at Mongolia Apartment at Choto Chandpur in Rajarhat area of Kolkata,” he added.

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