31072018-CT-01.qxd 7/31/2018 1:46 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 31 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH ‘Bal Dhamaal’ Job fair at Mohali Dual mission Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi organises ‘Bal Dhamaal’ at Navrang Theatre. P2 Job fair at Government College in Phase 6, Mohali, leaves youngsters disappointed. P4 Shubhankar has two simple goals to achieve at this week’s World Golf Championships. P6 PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.7°C MIN 26.6°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.17 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.41 AM FORECAST City’s 9,300 dark spots to see light, finally 15 killer spots claimed 30 lives last year UT agrees to give ~27 crore to MC for illumination work; tenders to be floated within a month Tribune News Service Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July30 After getting an assurance from the Administration, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has started the process to illuminate 9,300 dark spots situated in different areas of the city. Sources said the MC had asked Energy Efficient Services Ltd (EESL), a public sector undertaking, to float tenders for the work within a month. The EESL had replaced 41,000 conventional street lights with LED lights last year, but the work related to illuminating the dark spots is yet to start as the civic body is facing a shortage of funds. ❝The MC will implement the project on priority. I am thankful to the Administration that it agreed to our request for the required funds for the purpose. The MC will also include the dark spots identified by the police in the project so that the city becomes safer. ❞ DAVESH MOUDGIL, Mayor The residents have been waiting for over a year for the work to start as the dark roads not only lead to accidents but also encourage crime. Manoj Kumar Bansal, Chief Engineer, MC, said the company had assured them that the work would be allotted as soon as possible. The ongoing financial crunch has hit the project badly. Moudgil said he SEC 46/47/48/49 LIGHT POINT raised the issue before the UT Administration and was thankful to it for having agreed to release the funds. The dark spots are located in sectors, parks, villages and green belts of the city. Devinder Singh Babla, Congress councillor, said the work should not be delayed further. Baljinder SECTOR 27-C Singh Bittu, president of the Federation of Sectors Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC), said the dark spots were helping criminals, who found it easy to run away after committing crime. He said most of the snatching incidents were taking place due to the dark spots. SEC 38/25/38 WEST/25 WEST Chandigarh, July 30 With the Municipal Corporation getting an assurance of funds to light up the dark spots, the 15 accident-prone spots in the city, which claimed 30 lives in 2017, are also expected to get well-lit. The road accident analysis cell of the Chandigarh Traffic Police has identified 15 killer spots where accidents are frequently witnessed. The Sector 8 AB/DC dividing road witnessed five accident deaths last year, the maximum among the accident-prone spots. Four persons were also injured in accidents on the same stretch. Similarly, the Airport light point witnessed four deaths due to road accidents followed by three deaths reported from the Transport light point. continued on P5 RAILWAY LIGHT POINT MISHAP-PRONE ACCIDENT-PRONE AREAS & BLACKSPOTS SECTOR 28 SECTOR 21 SLIP ROAD Majority of dark spots in southern sectors According to the sector-wise data available with the MC, a majority of the dark spots (5,900) are in southern sectors (31 to 63) and the periphery against 3,400 in northern sectors (1 to 30). There are at least 12 sectors that have over 200 dark spots. The highest number of dark spots — 489 — is in Mani Majra and Mauli Jagran. There are four sectors (17, 12, 14 and 6) which have no dark spots. continued on P5 CRIME-PRONE SPOTS The UT police have also identified various dark spots across the city which are crime prone and need lights to make these safer for people moving during night and deter miscreants from committing crime. SECTOR 33 PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN, PRADEEP TEWARI, VICKY & NITIN MITTAL Davesh Moudgil, Mayor, said the civic body had been assured by the Administration that the required funds would be arranged to carry out the work. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 27 crore and the MC, at present, does not have the funds to execute the project. The civic body had roped in the EESL for the replacement and maintenance of LEDs lights for seven years. MC Commissioner KK Yadav said the project would not be delayed further as it related to the safety of residents. GOVT PRESS LIGHT POINT SPOTS Sec 8 AB/DC dividing road Airport light point Transport light point Press light point Poultry Farm Chowk Kalagram light point Railway light point Modella light point Near ISBT-43 Near railway bridge, Mauli Jagran Sec 25/38 light point Sec 31/Ind Area light point Hallo Majra light point Near PGI Sec 46/47/48/49 light point TOTAL ACCIDENTS 6 4 6 5 6 5 6 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 69 KILLED 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 30 INJURED 4 5 5 5 4 4 8 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 3 56 SOME OF THE BLACK SPOTS ❚ Near Sector 7 gurdwara ❚ Railway light ❚ Gate number 1 to 3, Police Lines, ❚ Vikas Nagar to Panchkula Sector 26 ❚ Near Elante Mall, Industrial Area ❚ Sector 32/33 Chowk to Sector 31/32 light point ❚ Near Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sec 47 ❚ Mauli Jagran Chowk to railway station road ❚ Railway station to Garcha turn ❚ Maloya to Jhampur barrier ❚ Housing Board light point point to Dariya Road road ❚ Near RIMT School, Mani Majra ❚ Kansal to Nayagaon Road ❚ Outer Road, Kaimbwala ❚ Cricket stadium to bus stand chowk ❚ Sector 19 dispensary to Kali Mata Mandir, Sector 19 ❚ Khuda Lahora to Dhanas Road ❚ Hallo Majra to Makhan Majra Road ❚ Manchanda Book Depot, Sector 19 Gangster Bhupi Rana nabbed 5 juveniles, 2 others held for damaging cars 2 others also held; 3 pistols, 47 live cartridges seized One of them was scolded by teacher, wanted to take revenge Tribune News Service BARWALA MURDER Shatabdis packed to capacity Rajinder S Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 30 The crime branch of the Panchkula police has arrested wanted gangster Bhupi Rana and two others in connection with the murder of Bhupesh Rana in Barwala on April 16. The two others are Gaurav Roda, a resident of Barwala, and Kuldeep Chauhan of Naraingarh. They were arrested in a joint operation of the crime branch of Sector 19 and Sector 26, Panchkula, with three pistols and 47 live cartridges after the police intercepted their Baleno car near the Panchkula dumping ground in Sector 23 on Sunday night. Bhupi was wanted in 25 cases lodged against him in Punjab and Haryana. The three accused were produced in a Panchkula court, which remanded them in five-day police custody. Recently, the Ambala police had arrested Monu Rana. There was a rivalry between the Bhupi Rana gang and the Monu Rana gang in the region. Bhupesh Rana (27) Shatabadi Express, which plies thrice a day on the Chandigarh-Delhi route, runs packed to capacity on weekends and holidays. P3 POWER SHUTDOWN Gangster Bhupi Rana (left) and two others in the custody of the Panchkula police on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 16 YOUTH EMOTIONALLY VULNERABLE: EXPERT Chandigarh, July 30 In a bid to take revenge from a teacher for scolding a student in the class, seven miscreants, including five juveniles (government school students), vandalised 14 vehicles, including cars, in different sectors on the intervening night of July 26 and 27. All miscreants were apprehended by the police on Monday. Windowpanes of 14 cars The young generation is prone to taking offence and emotionally vulnerable. I think parents or counsellors must focus on teaching students how to cope in a healthier and resilient manner. Learning to take insults or criticism is also an art that has been lost these days. MITIKA KANWAR, Asst Prof, Psychology, PGGCG, Sec 11 parked outside houses in Sector 37, 40 and 41 were smashed by the miscreants, who were riding two-wheelers. The accused also stole some valuables from a few cars before fleeing from the spot. The matter was reported to the police, following which three cases were regis- tered at the Sector 39 police station. The police scrutinised the footage of CCTV cameras installed at various points in all three sectors, which helped them identify the twowheelers used in the crime. Inspector Rajdeep Singh said five juveniles, students of different schools, and two youths, Mandeep Singh (21), a student of a private college in Kurali, and Yash Anand continued on P5 FB account claims they were held in Gurugram A Facebook account, in the name of gangster Dilpreet Singh Dahan, who is at present in the custody of the Mohali police, had posted at 7.41 pm on Sunday night that the Haryana Police arrested Bhupi Rana and Gaurav from Gurugram. However, Panchkula DCP Rajender Kumar Meena said these gangsters were arrested from Panchkula and an FIR was lodged against them under various Sections of the IPC and the Arms Act. Stray bull claims another life 28-yr-old motorcyclist killed, pillion rider hurt in P’kula Rajinder S Nagarkoti was murdered on April 16 by members of the Bhupi Rana gang because of a gang war between the Bhupi Rana and Monu Rana gangs. The Bhupi Rana gang is headed by Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhupi Rana, of Mohali, whereas the Monu Rana gang is headed by Shamsher Singh, alias Monu Rana, of Ambala. A number of clashes have been reported between the two gangs in a war of supremacy in Ambala, Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Karnal and Kurukshetra districts. According to the police, Bhupesh Rana, who was a member of the Monu Rana gang, was murdered by the Bhupi Rana gang probably to avenge Mustak’s murder. continued on P5 Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 30 While the authorities have failed to find a permanent solution to the menace, stray cattle claimed yet another life in Panchkula. In the latest incident, a 28year-old daily wage earner was killed after his motorcycle hit a stray bull near a group housing society in Sec- tor 20 late on Sunday night. This is the second death due to stray cattle in the past three months. Earlier, on April 25, 37-year-old Parwana Singh, a resident of Budanpur village in Sector 16, had died when a bull hit him on his head in front of his residence. In the latest accident, the deceased has been identified as Devinder, a resident of Ashiana Complex, Sector 20. He was returning home along with his friend Bablu (31) when a stray bull came in front of their motorcycle. While Devinder was riding the motorcycle, Bablu was riding pillion. After the accident, people gathered at the spot and informed the police. continued on P4 HC takes suo motu cognisance of report THE TRIBUNE IMPACT Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 30 Asking why should there be even a single stray cattle on streets maintained by the civic bodies, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the states of Punjab and Haryana, along with the UT Administration, to file their response. The direction came after Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain took suo motu cognisance of a report carried in these columns. In his note directed to be placed before the Bench hearing petitions filed in public interest, Justice Jain asserted: “Whose cow is this? Curiosity continued on P5
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