05022018-CT-01.qxd 2/5/2018 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 5 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Chennai, Pune shine MC challenges tipping fee Forced nationalism Moot court competition held during the 4th edition of the UILS National Law Festival. P2 Chandigarh Municipal Corporation challenges tipping fee to Jaypee garbage plant in a petition. P3 Forced nationalism not healthy for democracy, says actor Naseeruddin Shah P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 24°C MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23.8°C MIN 9.6°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.03 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7.10 AM Fortuner taken away at gunpoint in Zirakpur Puppy love Driver was waiting for his employer near a marriage palace Our Correspondent Members of the Animal Welfare Organisation during an awareness-cum-dog adoption event at DC Model School, Sector 7, Panchkula. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL PAGE 4 Zirakpur, February 4 Two unidentified men took away a Toyota Forturner parked in front of Westwood Resort from its driver at gunpoint near Kathgarh village, Dhakoli, here last night. The incident took place when the driver, Rahul Kumar, was waiting for his employer near the resort in the Dhakoli area when two youths approached him and pulled out a gun. On a complaint of Trishal Chopra, a resident of Sector Land acquisition delays Mohali-Kharar flyover Pavneet Singh Chadha Tribune News Service Mohali, February 4 Land acquisition is causing a delay in the construction of the Mohali-Kharar flyover project. The target for the completion of the project is March 31, 2019. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials said they had written to the authorities concerned, including the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and tehsildars, seeking their help in the acquisition of land and were hoping to expedite the process of document verification and compensation in the case of shops on the stretch. An NHAI official said on the condition of anonymity, “So far, 102 pillars have been The under-construction Mohali-Kharar flyover. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY completed of the 139 and 15 to 20 per cent girder-erection work has been initiated. On the stretch of the road that has been acquired, parallel activity, including peer shaft work (electrical), slabs and construction of a service road, has started.” “From Daon to Balongi, some shops (built-up area) have been demolished and work on the service road has begun,” the official said. Another official said in the rehabilitation process, the document verification process was going on, but people were yet to claim compen- sation. “The payment for 244 structures has been deposited. However, the payment has been distributed only for 75 properties. Certain shop owners do not have registries and are living abroad,” the official said. The official said the work had to be stopped at a stretch near the Ravi market due to some disputed properties over 250-metre area. The construction of the sixlane flyover began on June 9 in 2016 and has since been redesigned as a combination of elevated and surface project after earlier designs were shelved by the NHAI following protests from some area residents. The project includes a 10.185-km stretch, including a 3.2-km elevated corridor and three vehicular 4 postgrads, 58 grads among 1,562 street vendors in P’kula Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, February 4 Don’t be surprised if you come to know that the person who is serving you food at a stall in the busy markets of Panchkula is a postgraduate or a graduate. One such person is Nitin (38), a law graduate who has been putting up a temporary food stall in Sector 7 for the past eight years. Himmat, who also runs a food stall in the same market, is a postgraduate. In the recent street vendors’ survey in Panchkula city, there are four postgraduates and 58 graduates among 1,562 street vendors. Nitin said he had done law from Chandigarh and was running a food stall in Panchkula to earn his livelihood. “I am not ashamed and people should respect those who earn a livelihood by hard work,” says Nitin. “The government should issue licences to vendors at the earliest,” he says. Himmat, a postgraduate, says the MC has completed its survey and now it should issue licences so that they can work without any fear. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said they had completed the survey in Panchkula city and the survey for Pinjore and Kalka was under way. The MC would organise a camp from February 8 to 10 in front of the MC office for Vendors want the MC to issue licences at the earliest. A FILE PHOTO Education-wise Postgraduates Graduates 4 58 Higher secondary class 186 Secondary education 436 Category-wise General 192 OBC 131 SC 1,144 ST 95 Trade-wise Cloth vendors Fruit vendors Food vendors Vegetable vendors Handicrafts, pots vendors Gender-wise Male vendors 1,481 Female 81 57 261 591 201 452 left-out vendors, he said. Rudhrabhishek Enterprises Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, was allotted the work of carrying out the survey. A mobile-based application using GIS mapping with digital photograph of vendors was employed in the survey conducted under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. As per Section 3 (III) of the Act, no street vendor will be evicted or re-allocated from his/her place of livelihood till the survey is completed. However, no vendor will cause any obstruction in the movement of vehicles and pedestrians. The District Town Planner has already been asked to identify and allocate six sites in Panchkula and two each in Kalka and Pinjore for street vendors. Now, the report of the survey will be put up before the town-vending committee at its next meeting. c m y b underpasses. Meanwhile, traffic congestion on the road, in the absence of diversion and proper service roads, leads to serpentine traffic queues, causing inconvenience to commuters. “The pace of the construction work gets hampered due to heavy traffic movement during the day. The carriageway for vehicular traffic is narrow,” said a member of surveying team working on the project. The official said, “If the work is not expedited, the project will only be handed over by the end of 2019.” The flyover will reduce the travel time by a couple of hours for an estimated 40,000 vehicles plying on the route daily. Driver’s mobile phone, purse snatched Trishal Chopra, a resident of Sector 43, Chandigarh, told the police that around 10.30 pm, while his driver Rahul was waiting in the vehicle, two armed men opened its door and brandished a pistol at him. They hit him with a pointed object, snatched his mobile and purse and then drove away his Toyota Fortuner. 43, Chandigarh, the Dhakoli police have registered a case against two unidentified youths. In his complaint, Chopra said he visited the resort situated on the ZirakpurPanchkula highway near Dhakoli to attend a marriage function on Saturday night. His driver, Rahul Kumar, a resident of Chandigarh, parked the vehicle on the main road as the parking inside the resort was full. Chopra told the police that around 10.30 pm, while Rahul was waiting in the car, two armed men opened the door of the vehicle and brandished a pistol at him. One of the accused forcibly entered the vehicle and hit Rahul with a pointed object on his head and snatched his mobile phone and purse. They then drove away his Toyota Fortuner, Chopra alleged. Soon after the incident, the police from Zirakpur and Dhakoli reached the crime spot and started investigation. The Dhakoli police incharge said the police had procured the CCTV footage of nearby areas to ascertain the sequence of events. Close shave for guests as marriage tent catches fire Our Correspondent Zirakpur, February 4 Thanks to the timely use of a fire tender and sufficient availability of water, over a hundred people had a providential escape when a fire broke out at a marriage tent on the lawns of the Aura Garden resort near Dhakoli here this evening. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident. The wedding of the groom from Panchkula and the bridegroom, a resident of Delhi, was to be solemnised at the venue at night. The fire broke out around The tent on fire at the Aura Garden resort near Dhakoli. 6.30 pm. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but it is suspected that it was triggered by a short-circuit. Eyewitnesses Continued on page 4
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