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On Sunday, Patna recorded a maximum temperature of 40.2 °C. (Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)

Monsoon likely in Bihar by June 15, Patna readies to deal with water logging

By Megha, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sped up work to de-silt drains to deal with water logging incidents in the rainy season
PMC will spend <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>215 crore on water supply, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore on Jal Jeevan Haryali, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore for addressing waterlogging, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>110 crore on roads and drains.(PTI File Photo)
PMC will spend 215 crore on water supply, 10 crore on Jal Jeevan Haryali, 10 crore for addressing waterlogging, 110 crore on roads and drains.(PTI File Photo)

Patna municipality sets aside big chunk for infrastructure development in budget

By Megha | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • The civic body has proposed expenditure of 204 crore for controlling air pollution by allocating 102 crores for setting up composting and recycling plants, road pavement, footpath and green buffering while 14.4 crore will be spent on sweeping machines.
Waterlogging in Patna has been a perennial problem for civic authorities.(HT PHOTO)
Waterlogging in Patna has been a perennial problem for civic authorities.(HT PHOTO)

Patna municipality ex-boss in the dock for waterlogging says Nitish Kumar also to blame

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Former commissioner of Patna Municipal Corporation, Anupam Kumar Suman said politicians including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are also responsible for the city’s waterlogging mess.
A flooded street in Rajendra Nagar area, Patna, on Monday, September 30, 2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
A flooded street in Rajendra Nagar area, Patna, on Monday, September 30, 2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Failed drainage system adds to Patna’s plight as many areas remain flooded

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 10:15 AM IST
Many residential areas in Patna remain under five-six feet of storm water even when the rain has stopped. One of the reasons for this is the choked and incomplete drains, the construction of which had started way back in 2006.
Traffic jam during NDA’s Sankalp Rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, on Sunday March 03,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Traffic jam during NDA’s Sankalp Rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, on Sunday March 03,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

HC asks Bihar government to act against pollution, traffic chaos in Patna

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Prashant Pratap
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 01:47 PM IST
A division bench of Patna HC was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Public Interest Litigation Forum (PILF), an association of lawyers, through advocate Shashi Bhushan Kumar.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth Rs 2.51 crore of K Senthil Kumar, 1996 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth Rs 2.51 crore of K Senthil Kumar, 1996 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

ED attaches Bihar IAS officer’s properties worth Rs 2.51 crore

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 02:26 PM IST
The complaint alleged that Senthil Kumar awarded contracts to favoured firms and there was less collection of holding tax from prominent hotels of Patna. The investigation revealed that around 130 building maps were approved while ignoring rules.
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