2,809 posts created for fire services in Bihar

In view of rising fire incidents at public places in Bihar, the state government on Tuesday created 2,809 posts for fire services.

Patna: In view of rising fire incidents at public places in Bihar, the state government on Tuesday created 2,809 posts for fire services.

The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination) Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters.

As part of expansion of fire services, one post of driver of mist technology-equipped fire tenders has been created for each of the 881 police stations, in addition to 1,928 posts of firemen, he said.

The state government has also approved Rs 513 crore for construction of sewerage network and treatment plant at the state capital under the World Bank-aided National Ganga River Basin Authority project, Mehrotra said.

A proposal for construction of 1,054 flats on 18.5 acre land at Dalpatpur village at Ara (Bhojpur district) has been approved, the Principal Secretary said, adding, the Bihar State Housing Board would construct these flats at a cost of Rs 475.82 crore.

The cabinet also approved Rs 2 crore for development of 86 cow shelter houses and each shelter house would get a maximum of Rs 20 lakh, Mehrotra said.

In all, the cabinet approved 33 proposals by various departments, he said.

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