Smart cities: Biharsharif projects worth Rs 225 cr sanctioned
Biharsharif Smart City (BSCL) has approved seven projects worth Rs 225 crore. Constructed by the Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam, the projects include a flyover near Bharaopar at an expenditure of Rs 72.77 crore.
A few of the approved projects include construction of road over drains from Bhattu Seth to Laheri police station, refurbishment of Nalanda health club at a cost of Rs 1.17 crore, upgradation of four schools at an expenditure of Rs 4.91 crore, construction of sports facilities at Tali Road for a sum of Rs 4.66 crore, development of Badi Pahadi at Rs 4.98 crore and construction of a library near Dhaneshwar Ghat with Rs 8.70 crore.
Anshul Aggrawal, Managing Director of BSCL and Municipal Commissioner of Biharsharif, said that various schemes, including construction of a four-storey building for integrated command and control system (ICCS) is in progress at Biharsharif Town police station at a cost of Rs 10 crore. He said a logistics and trading hub was being developed at Ramchandrapur Bazar Samiti at a cost of Rs 14.5 crore. Various other projects worth Rs 150 crore were in progress.
Biharsharif was included in the flagship ‘Smart Cities Mission’ in 2018. In its first meeting in May that year, the BOD had approved 47 schemes worth Rs 350 crore. A sum of Rs 100 crore had been disbursed against the budgetary allocation of Rs 900 crore. Aggrawal said there was no confusion about the schemes and work order worth Rs 225 crore would be out by April end this year.