first_imgPatna, Jan 2 (PTI) The Bihar Cabinet today gave its nod to the “master plan” for construction of ultra modern multi-storied residential and non-residential buildings at Gardanibagh area of the state capital.The cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, gave its nod to the “master plan” proposal of Building Construction Department, Cabinet Secretariat Departments special secretary Upendra Nath Pandey told reporters here in a post cabinet briefing.Under the master plan, multi-storied residential buildings would be constructed at Gardanibagh area for judicial officers and administrative officers at 14.5 acres and 13.16 acres of land respectively, Pandey said.It would also have quarters for the government staff (of grade III and IV) to be built at 23.99 acres of land, he said adding that government staff quarters were constructed between 1920s and 30s at Gardanibagh.Besides, the master plan also envisages construction of non-residential buildings which would house several offices of Central and state government such as Information Commission, Lokayukta, Human Rights Commission, Finance Directorate, etc, he added.Apart from offices of Central and state government, the new urban centre will also have hospital, hotel, business centre, IT, textile centre, sports, parks, playground, parking facility and other facilities, the special secretary said.The Cabinet sanctioned Rs 105.95 crore for construction of new police centre by demolishing dilapidated and old police line in Patna district, Pandey said.It also gave its nod to release Rs 186.67 crore for construction of 81 school buildings or completion of under construction school buildings sanctioned for setting up “Model School” centrally sponsored scheme in 2009-10 and 2010-11, he said.advertisementAs part of its policy for having a secondary school at every panchayat, the Cabinet approved a proposal to upgrade an upgraded middle school into upgraded higher secondary school (+2) if it has 0.75 acres of land against earlier requirement of 1 to 1.5 acres of land for the purpose, Pandey said. PTI AR RGlast_img read more

first_imgNorwegian Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, has completed another major construction milestone when it departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, and sailed down the Ems River towards the North Sea.On September 30, 2019, the 169,300 GT Norwegian Encore, the fourth ship in the company’s Breakaway Plus class, began its conveyance to Eemshaven, Netherlands.Featuring a length of 333.46 meters and a width of 41.4 meters, the ship has a passenger capacity of 3,998.Following the completion of technical and nautical sea trials in the North Sea, the newbuild is scheduled to be delivered to the cruise line in Bremerhaven on October 30, 2019.It will be christened in Miami on November 21, 2019, and will commence seven-day voyages to the Caribbean three days later.As informed, Norwegian Encore will be the first ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet to be plastic bottle free when it debuts. By January 1, 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line plans to eliminate plastic bottles across its entire fleet comprising 16 ships.Watch the cruise vessel’s river conveyance in the short video below:Image & Video Courtesy: NCLlast_img read more