08102017-CT-01.qxd 10/8/2017 1:16 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 8 OCTOBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Air India flight to Kullu Parking blues Ajay finishes 2nd Air India has announced a new flight from Chandigarh to Kullu from October 13. P4 With festive season on, schools and community centres are yet to be thrown open for parking. P5 Ajay of the CLTA has finished second in the Asian U-14 meet held at Gurugram. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.7°C MIN 21.1°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:20 AM Henna for husband TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Mohali dist H1N1 toll highest in 5 yrs Woman from Dera Bassi tenth victim this year Ashish Rawat, the victim. Tribune News Service Women show their henna patterns on the eve of Karva Chauth at the Sector 7 market in Panchkula on Saturday. Now, CNG kit for two-wheelers State Transport Authority approves first such kit for Honda Activa scooter Ramkrishan Upadhyay Running cost ~0.60 per km Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 7 Now, you can install the CNG kit on your scooter as the State Transport Authority of Chandigarh has approved first such kit for the Honda Activa scooter in the city. Sources said with the approval of the CNG kit manufactured by ITUK Manufacturing India Limited, the owners of scooters could get this kit installed on their scooters, which would not only be economical for use but also help reduce pollution in the city. Raminder Singh, who deals in CNG kits for scooter, said they had started installing these kits on scooters. The CNG kit for twowheelers comprises two cylinders of 0.6 kg each, which can run up to 100 or 110 km per kg at an approximate cost of ~ 0.60 per km per single fill. The expected cost of the CNG kit is around ~15,000. Raminder Singh shows his scooter that also runs on the CNG. PHOTO: MANJO MAHAJAN The CNG kit for two-wheelers comprises two cylinders of 0.6 kg each, which can run up to 100 or 110 km per kg at an approximate cost of Rs 0.60 per km per single fill. The expected cost of the CNG kit is around Rs 15,000. Raminder said the twowheeler CNG kits had been approved and certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and ICAT respectively. Rajiv Tewari, Additional Secretary, STA, said the administration was promoting CNG-run transport vehicles in a big way. He said they were persuading the auto owners to get their vehicles fitted with CNG kits. They had also given permission for CNG kits for cars but permission for retrofitting centres was under process, he said. Meanwhile, Raminder said installing the two-wheeler Continued on page 5 Purse snatched in Sector 27 The cyclical trend Mohali, October 7 Ten persons have died of swine flu (H1N1 influenza) in Mohali district, the highest in the past five years. The death toll has risen from five to 10 in the past one month with fatalities reported from Sohana, Dera Bassi, Boothgarh and Kansala. A 60-year-old woman from Dera Bassi died of swine flu at a private hospital in Sohana yesterday. This is the second swine flu death in Dera Bassi this year. Mohali district has recorded the highest number of swine flu cases in the past five years with as many as 47 positive cases reported so far in 2017, of which 10 deaths have occurred. In 2016, eight persons had tested positive for swine flu and three deaths were reported. Dr Deepti Sharma, Epidemiologist (ISDP), nodal officer for swine flu at Civil Hospital, Mohali, said the swine flu cases followed a cyclical trend. The reason for a spurt in swine flu cases this year was variation in the gene of the virus. “The new michigan strain In 2013, 29 positive cases were reported and five persons had died. The following year, no case of swine flu was reported in the district. In 2015, the swine flu cases increased to 37, resulting in eight deaths. The cyclical trend continued in 2016 with only eight positive cases and three swine flu deaths being reported. of Mohali. ❝Maximum cases are from the urban areasH1N1 virus Due to congested spaces in urban areas, the spreads fast there. Infants below the age of five and people above 55 are more susceptible to contracting the virus DR DEEPTI SHARMA, Epidemiologist . ❞ is the reason for the spurt in swine flu cases. The swine flu virus typically spreads in winter from November to March. There has been a change in the strain of virus which has led to a rise in swine flu cases,” she said. “Maximum cases are from the urban areas of Mohali. Due to congested spaces in urban areas, the H1N1 virus spreads fast there. Infants below the age of five and people above 55 are more susceptible to contracting the virus,” she said, adding that people suffering from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer were at risk. She said they had the necessary logistics and medicines, including isolation wards and flu corners for screening and segregation of patients. “Sufficient stock of Tamiflu capsules is available. There is provision for Viral Transport Media (VTM) for sample collection, personal protective kits and masks. We have also issued guidelines for prevention and awareness of swine flu,” she added. Bikers thrash Baltana youth, take away his car Zirakpur, October 7 Three days after a resident of Baltana was murdered in a case of road rage at Panchkula, two youths allegedly thrashed a 19-year-old boy and took away his car at Baltana last night. The victim, Ashish Rawat, a resident of Vikas Nagar, Baltana, has lodged a complaint with the police. Investigating officer Bhushan Kumar said the incident happened at around 10 pm when Ashish was returning home from Panchkula in his car (PB-65AK-1590). When he reached near the Golden Estate complex, he slowed down his car to steer clear of a pothole. As he slowed down, two bikers, who were right behind him, rammed into his car. The victim alighted from his car and an argument ensued. One of the bikers hit Ashish with a hard substance near his right eye while the other fled with his car, the IO added. — OC While growing up, you were never short of space. Sushma Grande ensures the same for your children. A biker snatched the purse of a woman in Sector 27 on Friday. According to the police, the victim was targeted near her house. The purse contained cash and important documents. Sources said the victim failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. “We are scrutinising the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area,” said a police official. 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