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    Bihar ban on use of plastic in urban belt from today

    Piyush Tripathi | TNN | Updated: Dec 14, 2018, 13:41 IST


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    PATNA: Use of plastic bags and sheets of any size and thickness will be banned in urban areas of the state with only three exceptions from Friday.

    Violation of the ban will attract penalties ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 500 in case of households and Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 in case of those littering public places, such as parks and commercial hubs, with plastic bags. The penalties will be realised from the violators from December 23 onwards.

    The state urban development and housing department has asked authorities concerned in all 38 districts to form city squads or task forces as well as district level monitoring committees for ensuring strict implementation of the ban.

    The state government has, however, allowed use of plastic bags with thickness of more than 50 microns for bio-medical purposes, dairy products and plantation activities. In rural areas, plastic bags will be banned from January 14.

    Bihar State Pollution Control Board chairman Ashok Ghosh said single-use plastic and thermocol products, such as disposable cups, plates, spoons, glasses and straws, would also be banned in near future.

    “Since a blanket ban on plastic was not feasible, the state government decided to start with banning plastic bags and sheets in the first stage. The ban will be extended to all single-use plastic products in the next phase,” Ghosh told TOI on Thursday.

    He added, “Plastic is a non-biodegradable material which causes land and water pollution. The plastic particles, after breaking into tiny particles (micro plastic), enter into human body as people consume groundwater contaminated with plastic. This severely affects people’s health and even leads to the deadly cancer disease.” Taking suo motu cognizance of a news report on June 23 this year about pollution in a pond on the premises of the Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya, the Patna high court had on August 27 asked the government to enact a law to ban plastic in the state.

    The state environment, forest and climate change department had issued a notification on October 15 this year, banning manufacture, import, distribution, sale and transportation of plastic carry bags in urban areas from December 14.








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      Real estate firm slapped Rs 10 lakh fine

      Faryal Rumi | TNN | Updated: Dec 19, 2018, 08:11 IST


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      PATNA: The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bihar on Monday imposed Rs10 lakh fine on a real estate company for promoting its housing project without registering it with the regulatory body. The company has to pay the fine within 60 days of the order date for violating the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.

      RERA Bihar bench of Rajiva Bhushan Sinha and Subodh Kumar Sinha took suo motu cognizance of the alleged irregularities by Patna-based Creastate Infrahomes Private Limited, Anisabad. They said the 1% penalty was imposed only on its Creastate Silicon City project, which has an estimated cost of about Rs10 crore.

      The authorities also directed the company’s director to apply for registration of their ongoing projects with RERA within 30 days of the order.

      The RERA also issued notices to the company in July for non-compliance of Section 3 of the Act by not registering its two projects — Creastate Green City and Creastate Silicon City. The notices stated that the company continuously advertised their projects and made bookings.

      In response to the notices, the company claimed the Creastate Green City was not its project and the documentation process of another one was still underway. When the RERA members pointed out that both the projects were advertised on its official website and social media, the company failed to give any convincing response. The RERA judgment stated that the company had given false information to the authorities in its replies during hearing. It further stated that the company violated Section 3 of the RERA Act by advertising the project and making bookings against the plots of land without registering the project with the authority.

      The RERA Bihar recently asked the builders, promoters and developers who have registered their projects and applied for the registration to submit the financial statements of 2017-18 projects duly audited by a chartered accountant. The authority directed the real estate promoters, developers and builders to submit their financial statements by December 31.








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        Over 40 erring builders get Bihar RERA notices

        ​​​The projects under scanner are being executed at Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhojpur, Gaya and Danapur. TNN | December 21, 2018, 13:30 IST



        PATNA: The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA)-Bihar on Thursday issued notices to 41 builders and developers for advertising and promoting their projects without registering them with the authority.

        The projects under scanner are being executed at Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhojpur, Gaya and Danapur.

        The notices were issued to the builders for not complying with Section 3 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, which makes it mandatory for them to register their projects with RERA-Bihar before advertising them, entering into an agreement with customers and accepting advance money from them.

        RERA-Bihar member Rajiva Bhushan Sinha said while several builders only completed half of the registration process, the others failed to submit the hard copies of the required documents but kept booking flats and taking advance money from the buyers.

        “The promoters had advertised, marketed, booked and sold plot, land, apartment or building to buyers without getting them registered with the authority. We are rounding all the violators for the sake of the buyers,” Sinha said.

        He added, “The authority has sought replies from the erring builders on or before January 3. If the reply is found unsatisfactory, action will be taken against the builders.”









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          PMC boss: Use app to raise civic issues

          Faryal Rumi | TNN | Updated: Dec 22, 2018, 07:41 IST


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          PATNA: The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has assured the residents to resolve any civic issue within 24 hours by posting their complaints on its ‘City of Patna’ mobile app, which has been integrated with the ‘Swachh Survekshan’ app of the ministry of housing and urban affairs.

          PMC commissioner Anupam Kumar Suman on Friday said the residents could click a picture related to civic issues, like defunct street lights, garbage, drainage and open manholes, and post it on the ‘City of Patna’ app.

          “Our combat team forwards the complaint to the city manager, executive officers and sanitary inspector of the area concerned to take corrective action. While the residents will get a reference number on their mobile phone numbers within two hours, we have set a target of 24 hours to resolve most of the complaints made through the app,” Suman said.

          The app was launched on October 2 this year. Suman said around 10,000 residents had registered on the app over the last two months. “We have successfully redressed around 90% of the grievances received through the app,” Suman said.

          “Our primary goal is to reach out to the people and solve their civic problems besides improving the city ranks in the Swachh Survekshan,” he said.

          “Although PMC has shortage of employees, we still have good resources, including machineries and equipment. The PMC will ensure that there is no laxity on the part of the officials concerned to monitor and get the problems resolved within the specified time,” Suman said.

          Speaking on the door-to-door garbage collection issue, the municipal commissioner said: “The sanitation workers have been asked to prepare a register in which residents can give remarks, mobile numbers and mark their attendance. On the basis of the register, we will know how many households have been covered under the door-to-door garbage collection. The attendance registers are to be submitted by the executive officers concerned by December-end.”







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            Violation of plastic ban to attract penalty from today

            TNN | Updated: Dec 23, 2018, 07:32 IST


            The task force will visit the markets and other areas to monitor the implementation of the ban

            PATNA: Those violating plastic ban in urban areas of the state will have to pay penalty from Sunday.

            The state government had banned use of plastic carry bags in urban areas of the state on December 14. Penalties for violation of plastic ban will be imposed as per the Bihar Plastic Waste Management Bylaws, 2018, framed by the state urban development and housing department. Violation of the ban will attract penalties ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 500 in case of households and Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 in case of those littering public places, such as parks and commercial hubs, with plastic bags.

            The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) and police have decided to launch a drive in the city against violation of plastic ban. Those paying penalty for violating the ban will be given receipt of the amount realised from them. The PMC has constituted a special task force to penalize erring vendors and residents. Members of the task force will raid different markets and seize the existing stock of plastic carry bags apart from slapping on-spot penalties on the violators.

            “The task force will visit the markets and other areas to monitor the implementation of the ban,” PMC deputy commissioner Vishal Anand told this newspaper on Saturday.

            He added, “Adequate time was given to different stakeholders to switch over to other eco-friendly alternatives. The penalty system will act as a deterrent and discourage people from using plastic carry bags.”

            Patna DM Kumar Ravi said all sub-divisional officers and SHOs of different police stations have been asked to ensure proper implementation of the ban. “They will provide every possible support to PMC officials in punishing the violators,” the DM added.

            Many restaurants, food stalls and shopping centres in the city have already started using eco-friendly alternatives, such as cloth, jute and paper bags. Several malls have begun offering cloth bags to their customers. Eateries are also providing eco-friendly bags to people free of cost.

            Jamun Singh, a vegetable vendor at Anta Ghat, said, “We have pledged to shun plastic carry bags. However, the authorities concerned should allow us to exhaust our existing stock before we switch over to other alternatives.”

            Another vegetable vendor, Vikas Kumar, said customers should also start carrying cloth bags while leaving home for markets.

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              60% cases related to land disputes: DGP

              TNN | Dec 28, 2018, 01:00 IST

              MUZAFFARPUR: Director general of police (DGP) KS Dwivedi on Thursday said that land disputes are the reason behind 60% cases of murder and other crimes in the state.

              Dwivedi, who was in Muzaffarpur to attend a divisional-level review meeting of the law and order situation in Tirhut division said, “Land disputes have emerged as a major hurdle before the police in maintaining law and order.”

              “Such disputes are not only creating problems for the police, but also leading to murders of innocent people. I have attended many meetings with our department’s officials and found that 60% cases of murders are the fallout of land disputes. Hence I have asked the officials to devise a plan to contain such cases,” the DGP said.

              He attributed the shortage of human resource as another hurdle in maintaining law and order. “We have analysed the situation and found that lack of skilled policemen is another big hurdle in our way. But, this can be resolved by the first quarter of next year as the process to recruit new batch of sub-inspector level officials and jawans is almost complete. It could have been done almost six months ago, but some legal constraints came before us. A fleet of 1,717 SI is ready to be inducted in the state police force,” he said, adding that the department is facing 37% shortage of man power at every level.

              Expressing his concern over poor building facilities for police stations, the DGP said the police department has its own buildings only for 670 police stations out of 1,075. “We are trying to provide buildings to rest of the police stations. This will be completed within a year as search is on to shift them after getting land,” said the DGP.

              Rejecting the claim of rise in crime by a certain section of the media, the DGP said that the crime graph has witnessed a downward trend. Though some incidents of murder and loot have drawn the attention of the media, the graph has declined in the last four months.






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                Patna metro project: Central team to submit report today

                Piyush Tripathi | TNN | Dec 28, 2018, 02:00 IST

                PATNA: A two-member team from the Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), under the purview of the Union ministry of urban development, conducted ground survey of two corridors and their alignment proposed under the Patna metro rail project, on Thursday.

                The IUT team, led by transport expert Sonia Sarkar, held a meeting with state urban development and housing department (UDHD) officials as well to deliberate on the different aspects of the project, including the alignment and costing methodology, among others.

                UDHD sources claimed the IUT team started the survey from Danapur in western Patna at 8am and covered the east-west corridor first which is proposed to pass through Saguna Mor-Bailey Road-Patna Junction-Mithapur bus stand route, covering a distance of 14.5km.

                The team later went through the north-south corridor which will run from the Patna Junction to the proposed bus stand at Bairiya on Patna-Gaya Road via Ashok Rajpath, Gandhi Maidan and Rajendra Nagar Terminal, covering a total distance of 16.5km.

                According to UDHD officials, the IUT team also visited the locations of the proposed metro stations and depots and clicked photographs. As per the detailed project report for the Patna metro rail project submitted to the Union urban development ministry in October this year, there will be 12 stations in both corridors. The DPR also stipulates that the east-west corridor will be mostly underground, while the other one will be mostly elevated.

                During the meeting with UDHD officials, the IUT team reportedly asked them why the east-west corridor would mostly be underground. “Underground tracks will be constructed because there are a number of flyovers and railway overbridges in the east-west corridor,” said an official, wishing anonymity.

                Incidentally, the cost of constructing underground metro rail corridor is around Rs 400 crore per kilometre, while that of elevated corridor is around Rs 200- 250 crore per kilometre.

                Nonetheless, the IUT team informed the UDHD officials that they would submit their report to the Union urban development ministry on Friday. “The IUT team seemed satisfied with our replies and we expect a positive report from them,” the UDHD official said.

                After the Patna metro rail project gets a nod from the IUT team, it will be sent to the Public Investment Board, following which it will be tabled before the Union cabinet for final approval.










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                  Bihar RERA displays names of five realtors with highest number of complaints

                  The RERA website mentions Agrani Group of Companies with maximum number of complaints from buyers (51) besides Bhootesh Construction Pvt Ltd, Utkarsh Infraconstruction Pvt Ltd, Nesh India Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and Brahm Engineer and Developers.Faryal Rumi | TNN | December 29, 2018, 13:00 IST




                  PATNA: The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bihar has displayed on its official website the names of top five promoters and builders with higher number of complaints against them. It has been done under RERA’s ‘name and shame’ initiative.

                  The RERA website mentions Agrani Group of Companies with maximum number of complaints from buyers (51) besides Bhootesh Construction Pvt Ltd, Utkarsh Infraconstruction Pvt Ltd, Nesh India Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and Brahm Engineer and Developers. More than 300 complaints have been registered with the RERA Bihar since April this year.

                  RERA Bihar chairman Afzal Amanullah told this newspaper on Friday that some of the complaints are related to not fulfilling the terms of agreement and delay in projects.

                  “We are not blacklisting any company because several home buyers have invested their money in their projects. We are only trying to pressurise them to do the business in a fair manner,” Amanullah said, adding several cases had been sorted out in the past.

                  “The five companies listed under ‘name and shame’ are handling more than 30 projects in the state, but working only on 3-4 such projects. After the authority took suo motu cognisance against them, some of them have applied for registration. There are still some prominent builders, who have not registered their projects with us,” he said.

                  RERA Bihar has extended the period of registration with the existing fine till January 31. In a meeting held on Friday, it was decided to levy a penalty of Rs10 lakh or 10% of the cost of the project if the companies failed to register their ongoing projects.

                  This is the eighth deadline extension given under Section 59(1) of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016.








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                    Rehabilitation plan of landlosers for Jewar airport ready

                    The R&R report basically details about the value of household assets and properties. This also includes the value of standing crops, cattle, cattle shed, house, shops, etc.Shafaque Alam | TNN | December 29, 2018, 14:00 IST

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                    GREATER NOIDA: The district administration has published the rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) report on land acquisition for Jewar airport. Notices for land acquisition will be issued to farmers once the state government approves the report, officials said.

                    The R&R report basically details about the value of household assets and properties. This also includes the value of standing crops, cattle, cattle shed, house, shops, etc.

                    Balram Singh, ADM (land acquisition), Gautam Budh Nagar, said, “The administration will send the report to state government within a week. The government will review it and give a final nod. The farm owners will be given one month to share feedback/grievances before the acquisition process starts.”

                    The district administration has prepared the report after conducting door-to-door survey of 5,926 land owners in the area.

                    The final compensation constitutes farming land’s compensation and the value of assets. The government has already decided the farming land’s acquisition price at Rs 2,300 per square metre.

                    Once approved, the ADM said, the administration will serve notices on farm owners for land acquisition.

                    The district administration has also identified land on Jewar-Tappal road for rehabilitation of farmer owners. However, local farmers demanded that they be rehabilitated in adjacent Dudhera village on Kishorepur-Jewar road.

                    “We want to be relocated to the nearest place so that we can get urban facilities after the project is developed,” said Ajay Pratap Singh, president of Jewar Airport Kisan Sangharsh Samiti.









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                      Patna HC slaps Rs 2 lakh cost on state in Madhubani land ceiling case

                      Debashish Karmakar | TNN | Jan 3, 2019, 02:00 IST



                      PATNA: The Patna high court on Wednesday slapped a cost of Rs2 lakh on the state government for not filing even a single affidavit in a case of land ceiling in Madhubani district. The case has been pending for hearing since 2004.

                      The bench of Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh also directed to Madhubani DM to file a counter affidavit in the case and deposit the cost within two weeks’ time.

                      The matter dated back to February 8, 1983 when the bench of Justice BP Jha had quashed a Madhubani district administration’s decision to issue receipts to 27 petitioners against more than 27 bigha land at Khutauna village under BiharTenancy Act, 1956. The high court had quashed the order on the basis of procedural lapses in the issuance of receipts.

                      The land was originally owned by one Ainul Haq. The bench then had directed the Madhubani administration to constitute a board to decide afresh on giving receipts to the petitioners on merits against the plots under the Act.

                      However, neither a board was formed nor the matter got disposed of following which the 27 petitioners moved the high court again on April 21, 2004 and filed a writ petition urging the court that the concerned authorities of the state government be directed to decide the case, which was remitted back to them by the high court in 1983.

                      Petitioners’ counsel Yogendra Kumar said hardly a couple of hearings took place in the case as none from the side of the land owner appeared before the court.

                      “It was once taken up by the bench of Justice Birendra Prasad Verma on July 26, 2016, but he refused to hear the matter as I was his junior in the past. Since then, the matter was pending for hearing again,” he said.

                      Kumar said the petitioners, since the matter was remitted back to Madhubani district administration, had run from pillar to post but the authorities said they were unable to trace the land records as the matter was very old. He said the cost would be deposited to legal services authority for welfare of juveniles.






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