05092017-CT-01.qxd 9/5/2017 1:26 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 5 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Schedule of rallies P’kula violence Match washed off The DSW releases schedule of rallies for September 5, the last day of campaigning. P2 Dera’s district in-charge Chamkaur Singh played a key role in inciting violence in Panchkula. P5 Final day’s play washed off, Chandigarh share points with Amritsar. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.5°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.40 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.02 AM Water tariff shocker for Mohali residents Might is right! Mangaldeep Singh Dhaliwal Domestic consumers to pay over 5 times more Con man lands Tribune News Service THE WATER CHARGES IN ~ PER KILOLITRE in police net AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira pushes UT DSP Ram Gopal and SHO Poonam Dilawari to reach the Punjab Chief Minister’s residence during a protest against the state government in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Slew of projects for P’kula, Kalka Many of these announced earlier too, but work yet to start Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 4 After the dera violence in Panchkula, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced a slew of incentives for people of the Panchkula and Kalka Assembly segments, including the construction of a railway underbridge at the Sector 19 level crossing on the AmbalaChandigarh line in Panchkula, the construction of a garbage treatment plant, shifting of the dumping ground from Sector 23, Panchkula, to some other Manohar Lal Khattar place, re-carpeting of internal roads in Panchkula and the construction of a chhat-pooja ghat on the Ghaggar. Of these 54 projects for Panchkula and Kalka, many projects have been announced a number of times by the government but work on these projects is yet to start. Be it the shifting of the dumping ground or the railway underbridge in Sector 19, people are still waiting for these projects to start. Amarjit Singh, Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister, said in view of the demands of the people of the area, the Chief Minister had announced 54 developmental works -- 19 for Panchkula and 35 for the Kalka Assembly segment. In Panchkula, he said a chhat-pooja ghat would be Col Manveer Bains gets 14-day judicial remand ROAD RAGE:Court refuses Army’s plea for custody Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 4 A local court today sent Col Manveer Singh Bains, accused of murdering Sector 37 resident Parveen Yadav, to 14-day judicial custody. It also rejected an application by the Army to transfer his custody to them. The court said the accused was not in “active service” at the moment; Bains is currently on paid study leave. The defence said that even though the Colonel was on study leave, he was still attached to the Chandimandir command and a report of his progress was sent every six months. However, the prosecution argued that the incident occurred outside the Army area and Bains was arrested by the Chandigarh Police. The main argument of the defence revolved around Section 35 of the Army Act. The Section talks about the choice between criminal court and court martial. “When a criminal court and a court martial have jurisdiction in respect of an offence, it shall be in the discretion of the officer commanding the Col Manveer Bains being produced at the District Courts in Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Army, Army corps, division or independent brigade in which the accused person is serving or such other officer as may be prescribed to decide before which court the proceedings shall be instituted, and, if that officer decides that they should be instituted before a court martial, to direct that the accused person shall be detained in military custody,” says the Act. constructed on the Ghaggar for residents of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on the lines of the Sector 42 lake in Chandigarh. The Chief Minister also announced the repair of the civil dispensary in Sector 12A, naming of the Sector 26/27 chowk as Sant Kabir Chowk, allotment of the rehri market in Sector 19, solving the water issue at Kharak Mangoli village, widening of the road from Mantanwala village to Naraingarh, upgrade of Government High School, Bunga, to the senior secondary level and rehabilitation of continued on page 4 Chandigarh, September 4 In a major shock to consumers, drinking water has become costlier in Mohali. The tariff of the essential commodity has gone up manifold, which will now be much more than Chandigarh. The domestic consumers have been hit the most as they will have to pay up to 5.5 times more than the current tariff. From Rs 1.8 per kilolitre flat, being charged at present, the domestic water tariff has been raised to Rs 10 per kilolitre for consumption above 20 kilolitres while the consumption of the first 20 kilolitres will be charged at Rs 5 per kilolitre. While institutional, government, semi-government and all other commercial and industrial establishments will have to pay double (Rs 10 per kilolitre) from the present charge of Rs 5 per kilolitre, the water used in industrial, semi-industrial and commercial establishments for construction and renovation purposes will be charged at 1.5 per cent of the total construction cost or Rs 20 per sq ft, whichever is more, against the present flat tariff of Rs 5 per kilolitre. In a first, the water tariff has been fixed for private construction by virtue of which “no covered area was generated”. Now, these consumers will be charged 1.5 per cent of the total work cost. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), chaired by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, who is the GMADA Chairman, in DOMESTIC Chandigarh (First 15 kilolitres) ~2 Panchkula (Up to 20 kilolitres) ~5 MOHALI: CURRENT (FLAT) ~1.8 New: First 20 kilolitres ~5 Chandigarh ~4 Tribune News Service (From 15 kilolitres to 30 kilolitres) Panchkula (Above 20 kilolitres) ~10 Mohali (Above 20 kilolitres) ~10 Chandigarh ~6 (From 30 kilolitres to 60 kilolitres) Chandigarh (Above 60 kilolitres) INSTITUTIONAL Chandigarh Panchkula MOHALI: CURRENT New ~8 ~12 ~10 ~5 ~10 GOVT, SEMI-GOVT, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL Chandigarh Panchkula MOHALI: CURRENT New ~14 ~10 ~5 ~10 INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL FOR CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION BY VIRTUE OF WHICH NO COVERED AREA IS GENERATED Chandigarh: 1.5 per cent of total work cost in addition to ~8 per sq ft of Chandigarh ~15 covered area Panchkula ~15 Panchkula: Not specified MOHALI: CURRENT ~5 Mohali: Current: No policy, New: Per sq ft ~20 New: 1.5 per cent of total work cost in or 1.5% of the total construction cost addition to ~20 per sq ft of covered area whichever is more. SEWERAGE CESS REMAINS UNCHANGED Chandigarh recently. Surprisingly, the new water tariff will be applicable to Sector 66 to 69, 76 to 80, Aero City and Eco City, where water supply is still under the control of GMADA. There are over 12,000 water consumers in these areas. The rest of Mohali will continue to pay the current charges till the Local Government Department revises the water tariff. However, the revised GMADA water tariff will also be implemented by all other development authorities in the state. According to the GMADA proposal, which was approved, the authority was spending Rs 4.9 crore on the maintenance and operation of the water supply and sewerage schemes in Sector 66 to 69 only while during the last fiscal (2016-17), only Rs 1.12 crore was realised from the tariff, which was 437.5 per cent less than the expenditure. At present, GMADA is charging the water tariff on a par with the charges of the Mohali Municipal Corporation. continued on page 4 Chandigarh, September 4 A 29-year-old con man, who used to trick people and make way with their cars, has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police. The accused had recently befooled his gym mate and drove away with his Swift car from Sector 15. The fraudster has three similar cases registered against him in Punjab. Sources said the accused had been identified as Mangaldeep Singh Dhaliwal, a native of Doraha near Ludhiana. The police said the accused had shifted to Sector 15 around a month ago and joined a gym there. The accused befriended Navdeep Singh, a PU resident and member of the same gym. Used to befool people and drive away with their cars On August 24, the accused met Navdeep at the gym and borrowed his car claiming that he had to go to his room to change clothes. The victim handed over the car keys only to find that the accused would never return. The sources said the victim informed the police and simultaneously started looking for the accused. On Sunday, the victim came to know that the accused had returned to Sector 15 following which the police were informed and the accused was arrested. The police said in March, the accused had stolen a Duster of an elderly continued on page 4 Minor sons unaware No respect for law father no more Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 4 The fate of the road rage victim’s family remains uncertain; his two sons, aged 7 and 9, are still unaware that their father is no more. The victim is survived by his wife and two children. Victim Parveen Yadav, a resident of Sector 37, was allegedly thrashed on the road separating Sector 34 and Sector 44 by Col Manveer Bains, a resident of Mohali, on September 2. The issue of overtaking of a car led to an argument between the duo following which the victim was thrashed by the Colonel. A pall of gloom descended on Yadav’s house. Unaware about the tragedy that has struck the Yadav family, the children appeared quite normal. Victim’s aunt Manju Yadav said the two children did not know about Parveen’s death and they were under the impression that he had gone out. “The children are small and we are worried about their upbringing,” she said. Both children are students of a private school in Chandigarh. Manju said Parveen and his wife were supposed to leave for Jalandhar on the day of c m y b Cause of death yet to be ascertained The victim, Parveen Yadav’s (pic) autopsy was conducted on Sunday. However, the police are claiming that the cause of the death is yet to ascertained. DSP (South) Deepak Yadav said no definite cause of death had been established as yet. The victim, a resident of Sector 37, was allegedly thrashed on the road separating Sector 34 and Sector 44 by Col Manveer Bains, a resident of Mohali, on September 2. Despite a ban, posters of PU candidates dot a bus shelter in Mohali on Monday. VICKY GHARU PAGE 2 21 TEACHERS TO BE HONOURED TODAY the incident. “I will return in a while, you get ready” were the last words of Parveen to his wife on the day of the incident. However, little did she know that he would never return, Manju said. Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore will honour 21 teachers on Tuesday, of which 15 will be given the state award while six will get commendation certificates. Among the state awardees are five lecturers, five TGTs, two JBT, one NTT, DPE and counsellor each. PAGE 4 SNIPPETS MC picks Savita as Swachh ambassador Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has appointed satirist and artiste Savita Bhatti the brand ambassador for the Swachh Bharat campaign. Bhatti, wife of the late satirist Jaspal Singh Bhatti, said she would chalk out a plan to reach out to the people in the city for creating awareness regarding the Swachh Bharat Mission. She said her focus would be on segregation of waste at source and she would plan “nukkar nataks” and other activities for creating awareness. The MC has planned to organise community activities, including street plays, hand wash fairs and local/ward-level cleanliness drives. Internal campaigns such as the “Clean Employee of the Month” and “Best Driver” would also be organised. TNS
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