Patna, March 25: The Bihar Police Building Construction Corporation (BPBCC) has donated Rs 2 crore towards the chief minister relief fund.
The donation money is part of the huge profit earned by the corporation, which till a couple of years back was declared a sick organisation.
Additional director-general-cum-managing director of the BPBCC Ashok Kumar Gupta handed over a cheque of Rs 2 crore to chief minister Nitish Kumar in his cabinet room at the secretariat. Home secretary Amir Subhani was also present on the occasion.
Gupta later told The Telegraph that the corporation has performed well in the past three years and earned a record profit. “We expect to cross the profit, which the corporation had gained in 2009-10 fiscal,” he said.
Sources said that the corporation had earned profit of Rs 9.53 crore in 2009-10. The amount was only Rs 2.94 crore in 2008-09. “Till date, we have estimated profit of Rs 8.20 crore during 2010-11,” said a senior official.
He said the construction work carried out by the corporation was hampered for about three months because of the state Assembly polls in October-November last year. But after the elections, the officials were asked to accelerate the ongoing work, he added.
It is because of the corporation’s performance that the state government has assigned major projects to the BPBCC.
At present, the corporation has more than one dozen mega projects to accomplish in the next financial year.
The corporation has been assigned to complete the proposed police academy at Rajgir in Nalanda district. It has been asked to construct 1,400 police barracks in different districts of the state. The corporation would also construct 22 modal police stations at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore each.
In addition, the corporation has been assigned to construct a multi-storeyed building adjacent to Bailey Road (near Lalit Bhavan) to accommodate about 200 policemen drafted for VIP security. “The purpose is to ensure round-the-clock security to the VIPs,” Gupta added.
The government has also assigned the corporation to build 48 police stations in the Naxalite-affected districts. “An ultra-modern traffic police station will also be set up in Patna. The work has already started,” Gupta said.
The five-storeyed building of the traffic police station near Gandhi Maidan would be quake resistant. A sum of Rs 1.12 crore was allocated for the project in 2007 when the construction was proposed. “The allocation was increased to Rs 3.62 crore last year,” he said.
“To maintain quality is the top priority of the corporation,” he said, adding that he had reviewed the work.