05052017-CT-01.qxd 5/5/2017 1:10 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 5 MAY 2017 | CHANDIGARH UGC releases grant Officers in contempt loop Kaavya advances UGC releases ~20 crore ad hoc grant to PU under salary head for 2017-18. P2 Failure to put a leash on the dog menace has landed UT top brass in contempt loop. P4 Kaavya Sawhney of Uttar Pradesh beats local girl Srishti to advance into the semis. P6 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 38°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.8°C MIN 24.7°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.02 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.36 AM FORECAST CITY FUEL PRICES FOR TODAY PETROL DIESEL HPCL BPCL IOC HPCL ~67.37 ~67.35 ~67.35 ~57.50 BPCL IOC ~57.48 ~57.48 Cityslipsoncleanlinesspath SNIPPETS Swachh Survekshan-2017 Ranks 11th from earlier 2nd despite spending ~18.33 lakh daily Students ‘manhandle’ Asst Prof Tribune News Service TOP 11 CLEAN CITIES Rajinder Nagarkoti Thief caught red-handed Chandigarh: A thief who managed to break into a house in Sector 19 was caught while stealing Rs 12,900 on Wednesday. According to the police, complainant Inderpal Singh reported that on May 3 around 12.30 pm, he heard a loud noise from the first floor of House No. 2126 in Sector 19. Singh, who lives in the same building, got suspicious. In the meanwhile, neighbours saw that the locks of the house on the first floor were broken. They raised the alarm following which the thief, who was inside the house, tried to flee, but was caught. TNS Man held for stealing ATM card Chandigarh: A man has been arrested for stealing an ATM card and withdrawing Rs 76,000 from the account. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. Complainant Varun Sethi, a native of Karnal, reported that he had admitted his mother to the PGI on April 27, after which his uncle had sent a domestic help, Ramesh Kumar Sharma, to Chandigarh from Karnal to help him in taking care of his mother during her treatment. The complainant alleged that Ramesh managed to steal his mother’s ATM card on which the password was also written and he withdrew Rs 76,000 from the account. A police complaint was lodged. Later, the accused was arrested. TNS RANK CITY NO LESSONS LEARNT: Garbage at a park in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Thursday. SEE ALSO PAGE 4 SCORE 1,701/2,000 85.05% Chandigarh: A Sector 45 resident was reportedly stabbed by three youths and robbed of his mobile phone. The victim, Amit Yadav, alleged that three unknown youths stabbed him and took away his mobile phone near the Community Centre in Sector 45. The victim got injured and was hospitalised. TNS 2 eve-teasing cases reported Chandigarh: Two cases of eve-teasing have been reported from the city. A woman, a resident of Mani Majra, alleged that Asif and Javed, both residents of Mani Majra, teased and thrashed her near her house. A case has been registered against the duo at the Mani Majra police station. In another incident, a Maloya resident alleged that Bharat Bhushan, Mohan Rana and Anoop Kumar, all residents of Behlolpur village in Mohali district, along with others threatened his son and teased his daughter near the Jhampur barrier, Maloya. TNS Akash Ghai Mohali, May 4 Mohali town, which has been spending Rs 3.73 lakh daily on cleanliness, still remains way behind at number 121 in the Swachh Sarvekshan-2017. The saving grace for the town is that it has been declared the cleanest city of Punjab. Evidently unhappy over the town’s ranking in the SCORE 1,193/2,000 59.65% national competition, the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MMC) authorities, including Mayor Kulwant The open urinals (above) at Rose Garden which have been removed. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN Open urinals removed Chandigarh, May 4 After Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the inconvenience faced by visitors at Rose Garden, Sector 16, due to the open urinals installed by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, the civic body swung into action and removed these urinals today. MC Chief Engineer NP Sharma issued directions to his staff to contact the contractor, who had installed these urinals at Rose Garden, and imme- January-February 2017, aimed at capturing the improvement in the sanitation scenario, primarily based on making cities and towns open defecation-free and improvement in processing of municipal solid waste. continued on page 2 MC SELFON-SITE DECLARATION OBSERVATION CITIZEN FEEDBACK 1808 1800 1797 1762 1743 1716 1708 1705 1704 1703 1701 875 830 869 849 833 854 820 870 809 837 883 497 488 469 489 450 425 461 457 429 460 379 Indore Bhopal Visakhapatnam Surat Mysuru Tiruchirappalli New Delhi MC Navi Mumbai Tirupati Vadodara Chandigarh 436 483 459 425 460 436 427 379 466 406 439 CRITERIA AND WEIGHTAGE PART 1: Data provided by municipal body (900 marks/45% of the total marks) ■ Waste collection, sweeping and transportation ■ MSW-processing and disposal ■ ODF/toilets ■ Information, education and behaviour change ■ Capacity building PART 2: Data collection through direct observation and independent observation (500 marks/25% of the total marks) CHANDIGARH SCORE: 439/500 (87.8%) PART 3: Collection of direct citizen feedback (600 marks/30% of the total marks) CHANDIGARH SCORE: CHANDIGARH SCORE: 883/900 (98.11%) 379/600 (63.16%) At 121, Mohali cleanest in Pb P’kula 211th, worst in tricity Tribune News Service Man stabbed, robbed of mobile sectors for manual sweeping. The same firm is carrying out the same project in Mohali, which ranked 121st in the cleanliness survey. Swachh Survekshan-2017, commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development during OVERALL SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 PRDAEEP TEWARI Chandigarh: High drama was witnessed when an Assistant Professor of DAV College, Sector 10, was allegedly manhandled by two BCA students on the college campus on Thursday. The students, however, alleged that they were thrashed by the teacher and his associates. Sources said Puneet Chadha, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, was in his department when two BCA final-year students came to take their admit cards. The students allegedly entered into an altercation with Chadha over some issue and manhandled him. Inspector Poonam Dilawari, SHO, Sector 3, said the parents of the students stated that they were allegedly thrashed by the teachers. “The medical examination of the teacher and both students was conducted and the reports are awaited,” the SHO said. TNS Chandigarh, May 4 After spending Rs 5.5 crore per month (Rs 18.33 lakh per day) on the sanitation system, the City Beautiful has slipped from the second rank in 2016 to the 11th in the Swachh Survekshan-2017. The results of the survey were announced in New Delhi today by Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu. While the Mayor, the MC Commissioner and other officials claimed that the citizen feedback was the main reason for the slip in the ranking, it has raised questions over the MC’s mechanised night sweeping project. Under the project, the contract was allotted to a Delhibased firm, Lions Services Ltd, for mechanised sweeping of southern sectors (18 to 21, 32, 40 to 45 and 51) in the city. The MC is paying around Rs 4.26 crore per month to the private company. The MC is paying around Rs 1.30 crore for the cleanliness of northern THE TRIBUNE IMPACT diately remove these. First, the staff of the contractor removed the urinals and later in the afternoon, the entire structure was removed. These urinals were installed right adjacent to the main washrooms. These were installed during the Rose Festival in February. — TNS c m y b Singh and Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Dhiman, said they were determined to improve the ranking by working on the grey areas. Mohali got an overall score of 1,193. Of this, it got 478 in the self-declaration category, 337 in on-site observation and 378 in citizen feedback. “Lack of a dumping yard and failure in making the town continued on page 2 Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Panchkula, May 4 Panchkula has fared the worst among the tricity in the Swachh Survekshan-2017. It has been ranked 211th out of 434, far behind Chandigarh and Mohali, ranked 11th and 121st, respectively. The city stands fourth among 18 in Haryana behind Karnal (65), Faridabad (88) and Gurugram (112). SCORE 968/2,000 48.4% Panchkula scored 968 marks out of 2000 while Chandigarh scored 1701 and Mohali 1193. Panchkula lost a lot of marks on various grounds, the major being garbage disposal and shortage of sanitation staff. Residents have blamed differences between MC officials and politicians for the city’s dismal show. Of the 879 sanctioned posts of sanitation worker, 227 are vacant. Of the 652 sanitation workers, only seven are regular while the others are on contract. continued on page 2
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