29HR01A.qxd 10/28/2013 6:32 PM Page 1 Page-1 c m y b Hisar 34 14 INSPECTION 3 Govt forms sub-committee to check illegal construction FELICITATION World Wrestling Championship bronze medallist Bajrang honoured 4 The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Haryana Plus Chandigarh Tuesday, October 29, 2013 www.tribuneindia.com NON-UTILISATION OF CENTRAL FUNDS BY FARIDABAD AUTHORITIES Delay in improvement of road infrastructure may cost state dear RAVI S SINGH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE FARIDABAD, OCTOBER 28 Delay in timely utilisation of funds from the Central Government under its ASIDE scheme for improvement of road infrastructure in industrial sectors in Faridabad by the local authorities threatens to disable the state from making a bid for more financial assistance from the Union Government under the scheme. Last year the Union Government had approved a project worth Rs 37 crore to refurbish roads in Sectors 4,6, 24 and 25. The government assigned Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) to implement the project. Industrialists, on condition of anonymity, allege that each time they approached the local office of the HSIIDC regarding commencement of work on the project, they got an evasive reply. According to them, the project has not taken off even though tendering and work allocation to a private firm have long been completed. Cheesed at the delay, the industry has decided to take up the issue at the highest echelons in the department. S Kapoor, a functionary of the FIA, said the delay in the commencement of the project was likely to hurt both the state and the industry. He reasoned that unless there was something concrete to show, the state could not propose to the Centre for an additional project under the scheme. The scheme is particularly meant for boosting infrastructure in areas where industrial units related to export business are located. Kapoor said the industry had hoped for more funds through an additional project for other industrial sectors in Faridabad under the scheme. The industry here alleged that the roads in Sectors 4,6, 24 and 25 were an eye-sore. They were dotted with deep pot-holes. Ankle to knee- In nature’s company deep stagnant water accumulated on the roads for days during the monsoons which caused hardships to the workforce. Accidents often happened on them. To boot, the poor condition of the roads was an embarrassment to the industrialists before the visiting foreign investors. The roads have further taken a hit during this monsoon. The industry complains that the MCF refuses to take immediate remedial steps to improve them citing implementation of the central scheme. There are about 800 industrial units in the area. About 8,000 work-force are employed in the units. Gurgaon gets new golf course A bird sucks nector from a flower at Atal Park in Karnal. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar Prompt action saves trader Faridabad police from kidnappers’ clutches steps up security TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE SUNIT DHAWAN / TNS SIRSA, OCTOBER 28 GURGAON, OCTOBER 28 Real-estate giant DLF has opened a nine-hole Gary Player championship course in Gurgaon, the first of its kind in the country. The course was inaugurated by world golfing legend and course designer Gary Player here recently. The golf course also has the first-ever ‘Island Green’, apart from ‘sub-air systems’ used for the first time in the country. The sub-air aeration and moisture-removal system is meant to promote stronger playing surfaces through moisture content management, subsurface aeration, and root-zone temperature control. For this, sub-air provides optimum aerobic subsurface growing conditions. The course management claimed that celebration bermuda, rated amongst the best grasses in the world, has been used for the course along with mini verde, the widely accepted grass for the greens around the globe. International golfer Gary Player tees off during the opening ceremony of a golf course designed by him in Gurgaon . A Tribune photograph The course features a large lake, which is fed by treated water from DLF’s sewage-treatment plant. As per the management, the entire golf course is irrigated by this water as an eco-friendly initiative. Aakash Ohri, executive director (business development), DLF, observed that the popularity of the game in the country was increasing by leaps and bounds. “India has a tremendous potential for golf and to move forward, we intend to boost and support the country’s golf industry by providing world-class golfing infrastructure,” he added. Prompt action by the police saved a Hyderabad-based trader from the clutches of kidnappers recently. In a late evening drama, police parties led by Sirsa Senior Superintendent of Police Saurabh Singh and Hisar SP B Satheesh Balan rescued trader Subhash Dhanuka, originally a resident of Ellenabad in Sirsa, from his kidnappers near Badopal in Fatehabad. Fatehabad SP Shiv Charan Attri was also involved in the operation. The police has arrested one kidnapper and recovered the trader’s belongings as well as the ransom money paid to them by the trader’s brother. Dhanuka, who had come to his hometown, was on way to Delhi to take a flight for Hyderabad on October 24 when some unidentified miscreants kidnapped him from near Ding in Sirsa. The kidnappers called Dhanuka’s brother Sanjay in Hyderabad and demanded Rs 40 lakh for his release. Sanjay arrived in Delhi with the ransom money yesterday, but at the same time contacted the police for help. One policeman accompanied Sanjay in garb of his driver while the other hid himself in the dickey of the car. Police parties followed Sanjay’s car in private vehicles. Dhanuka’s kidnappers, who had called Sanjay to Hansi in Hisar for the delivery of the money, changed the venue thrice before finally calling him to Badopal. When Sanjay was delivering the money, the cop sitting in his car’s dickey came out held a kidnapper. The arrested accused was identified as Ram Swaroop of Momad Khera. However, the two other kidnappers managed to escape with the money. Later, the police recovered their SUV and the ransom money besides Dhanuka’s belongings near Chuli Bagrian village in Hisar. Ram Swaroop was today produced in a local court which remanded him in police custody for five days. ahead of Diwali TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE FARIDABAD, OCTOBER 28 The Faridabad police has taken a slew of security measures to meet any contingencies in view of Diwali and other festivals. It has already increased its presence at public places to instill deterrence among miscreants. Crack teams will be constituted to keep a tab on anti-social elements. Faridabad Police Commissioner AS Chawla has said that strict action will be taken against those who store fire-crackers at places that do not have authorisation from the departments concerned. He alleged that in the past there had been incidents of fire and damage at places where firecrackers were stored illegally. Also, areas where firecrackers are manufactured must meet with the prescribed specifications. Chawla further said the Faridabad Deputy Commissioner would be approached to ensure adequate presence of staff at government hos- pitals and institutes on Divali and the preceding day to deal with any kind of emergency. Besides, the police will make a pitch to get the government’s fire-tenders stationed at public places, especially around markets and congested areas, round-theclock, on Diwali day. Policemen would be specially deputed at each of the firetenders. The sensitive areas had been identified. He reasoned that stationing of the fire-tenders at vulnerable areas, rather than on their office premises, would enable swift intervention when required. The police felt that antisocial elements took advantage of the crowds by mingling in the crowds during festivities and hence the MCF, HUDA and offices of the Deputy Commissioner had been urged to ensure that government employees were accompanied by police personnel when they went to banks and the treasury to deposit money, particularly till November 5. Architecture students make dwelling unit for disaster-hit SUNIT DHAWAN/TNS GURGAON, OCTOBER 28 Architecture students of a Gurgaon-based institute joined hands with a group of architects to develop a prototype of intermediate shelter for the victims of recent natural disasters in Odisha and Uttarakhand. Students of Sushant School of Art and Architecture at Ansal University, Gurgaon, in collaboration with Archade Foundation, a non-profit organisation, have developed the model of an affordable, easy to construct and weather-friendly dwelling unit. The single-room model is made up of sacks filled with loose earth, bamboos, tin-sheds and hay. The prototype is being shared with the disaster-management agencies of the United Nations, Union and state governments, NGOs, groups and individuals working in the affected areas. Its developers claim that such a dwelling unit would require an expenditure of around Rs 45,000 and can be built in just about a week. Care has been taken to alter the building material and design to suit the different climatic and geographical conditions of Odisha and Uttarakhand. "The recent flash floods and landslides in Uttarakhand and the cyclone in Odisha have rendered millions homeless and created an urgent requirement for shelters for a large population in the shortest possible time. Our students have made an effort in this direction," said Dr CS Nagpal, Vice-Chancellor, Ansal University. Mohit Verma, founder, Archade, said: "We hope to contribute meaningfully towards developing viable and architecturally-sound solutions for the victims of natural disasters through this initiative." Dr Rupinder Singh, Dean, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, maintained: "Through this initiative, our students have aspired to use their knowledge and skills for the rehabilitation of people affected by natural disasters. Some of our students and faculty have also visited the affected region to get a first-hand feel of the local climate and topography." c m y b Architecture students demonstrate construction and design of a model dwelling unit meant for rehabilitation of the victims of natural disasters at Gurgaon. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed
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