24092018-CT-01.qxd 9/24/2018 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 24 SEPTEMBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH No CCL for PU male staff 1 hurt in roof collapse Jharkhand beat Haryana PU misses a shot at history as its Syndicate refuses to allow child care leave to employees. P2 Woman sustains injuries as the roof of her house collapses at Jagatpura village in Mohali. P4 Hockey Jharkhand defeat defending champions Hockey Haryana in penalty shootout to win the women’s title. P6 GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 26°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25.7°C MIN 21.2°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.17 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.12 AM FORECAST MBA grad caught with neighbour’s stolen SUV CITY’S HEART BROKEN Neglected, almost forgotten, Sector 17 is a pale shadow of former self PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN/PRADEEP TEWARI SECTOR 17 STATE OF MARKETS Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 23 Renowned French architect Le Corbusier might not have thought in his wildest dreams that Sector 17 which he designed as the city’s heart would turn into a place of utter neglect one day. Broken flooring and fountains, old and dilapidated buildings, heaps of garbage and electricity wires dangling all over the market have left the shopping paradise of the city into a place which a majority of residents don’t prefer to visit now. People used to visit Sector 17 to have a stroll at the Plaza or experience an elegant way of shopping. However, the walking space has now been encroached upon by vendors whose numbers are increasing day by day. While the UT Administration is planning to develop vacant areas in Sector 17 under the Smart City Mission, the present status shows a different picture. Traders are also not happy with the priority to the works the Chandigarh Administration accorded to the sector. Jagdish Pal Kalra, a trader, said instead of providing basic facilities in the market, the UT Administration was spending crores on the construction of an underpass connecting Sector 17 continued on p4 (Clockwise from above) A dismantled roof connecting corridors yet to be reconstructed at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh; a broken fountain in the market; a worker demolishes an unsafe roof connecting the corridors; vendors sit pretty at the commercial hub; and vehicles parked in a corridor. have started ❝Weprojects for the many rejuvenation of Sector 17. While the projects of an underpass and Urban Park are nearing completion, we will soon start the work on other plans like bringing up the city’s map in the Plaza and giving a new look to old buildings ❞ MUKESH ANAND, Chief Engineer, UT LE CORBUSIER’S CITY HUB ■ French architect Le Corbusier had developed the ‘heart of the city’ as the main commercial and business hub. ■ A sprawling area for commercial activity, the Bank Square, the Town Hall, and the State Library are located towards the north and form the core area of the City Centre while the civic area with a police station and houses for its employees, the Fire Station, the Parade Ground, Treasury office, Inter-State Bus Terminus, Football Stadium, exhibition area are located towards the south of the sector. ■ Institutional/commercial belts have been planned along the City Centre flanking the main roads wherein major hotels, banks, local and central offices have come up. ■ The core area has been planned as a pedestrian’s paradise with seamlessly interlinked spaces of varying scales offering a variety of spatial experiences. The Plaza is surrounded by four-storeyed concrete buildings that lend scale and also provide a buffer segregating vehicular and pedestrian movement within the sector. The Neelam Plaza is a vibrant hub of the City Centre. ■ Le Corbusier wanted the area to pulsate with activity and people, especially during the weekly carnivals and seasonal fairs Urban park, a five-star hotel, a convention centre, revival of the 11-storey building envisaged by Le Corbusier and shifting of government offices from the main area are some of the features that are included in the revival plan of Sector 17 under the Smart City Mission. A gazebo, a food court, amphitheatres, fountains and transportation facilities for visitors from the parking area to the nearby sectors have also been included in the plan. A convention centre and a big luxury hotel have been proposed on Circus Ground and its nearby areas. A new DC office is also proposed. 8-yr-old drowns in dug-up plot at Gharuan colony Developer of ‘illegal’ project booked for negligence Kharar, September 23 An eight-year-old child drowned in a dug-up plot filled with rainwater at an ‘illegal colony’ in Gharuan village at the Morinda road here today. The deceased has been identified as Gurjot Singh, a student of Class III. The victim’s father Baljinder Singh told the police that he had a photostat shop at the village. His younger son was playing with other children when they all went towards the illegal colony being constructed in the village. The complainant stated that the colony was being developed by Dashmesh Property Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 23 A 30-year-old MBA graduate has been arrested for the theft of his neighbour’s Toyota Fortuner. The SUV was stolen in July from a housing society in Sector 49 here. The accused, Milan Sharma, a resident of RCS Society, Sector 49, was nabbed by Crime Branch sleuths while he was trying to sell the vehicle for Rs 2.5 lakh in Chandigarh. The vehicle being stolen from inside a housing society had stunned everyone. The owner of the vehicle had lost the keys, which the accused had managed to get. The accused stole the vehicle the next day and drove it out of the society gates during the early morning hours. Since the CCTV cameras at the society were not functional, the accused could not be identified. The accused’ father ❝banker, mother a is a school principal and brother a doctor. THE POLICE ❞ Then, a case in connection with the theft was registered at the Sector 49 police station. The police said Milan parked the vehicle in Sector 16, Panchkula, and started looking for buyers. The Crime Branch sleuths then received a tip-off that a person desperately wanted to sell a SUV, that too at a throwaway price. Getting the alert, the police laid a trap to nab the accused. A team, led by Inspector Amanjot Singh, incharge, Crime Branch, posing as potential buyers contacted the accused. The 30-year-old told them that there were no documents of the vehicle and it Elante carjacking accused nabbed Duo belongs to Samrala in Ludhiana Tribune News Service MANY PROJECTS ON THE CARDS Our Correspondent 30-year-old was trying to sell it off for mere ~2.5 lakh HOW IT HAPPENED ■ Eight-year-old Gurjot Singh was playing with his friends near the rainwater-filled dug-up plot of an illegal colony being developed at Gharuan village. ■ He fell into the pool of water while playing. ■ The boy was brought out by villagers and rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. as claimed in a banner put up there. He added that the developers had dug up the plot for constructing a basement for their office. Due to the recent rains, it was filled with water. The boy fell in the dug-up area and drowned. On getting information, he, along with his friends, rushed to the spot. The boy was brought out of the water and rushed to a private hospital in Gharuan where he was declared brought dead. The victim’s father alleged that the owners of the illegal colony were responsible for his son’s death. Meanwhile, a case under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Narinder Singh, who owns the colony, and two unknown persons at the Kharar police station. The police have started an investigation into the case. c m y b Chandigarh, September 23 Two persons who had robbed a Honda City at gunpoint outside Elante Mall in the city last month have been arrested by the Crime Branch of the UT police. The accused have been identified as Sukhdeep Singh and Bharpur Singh, both residents of Samrala in Ludhiana district. The police said the accused had escaped to Samrala with the robbed car. On August 26, the car had met with an accident near Samrala. Then, the Punjab Police did not know that the car was robbed. However, they got suspicious later and started verifying the ownership of the car from the RLA, Chandigarh. Crime Branch sleuths got the information that the vehicle had met with an accident in Punjab. Acting swiftly, the UT police nabbed the accused whose identity Punjab cops already had. On August 10, the duo had The Punjab Police impounded the robbed Honda City. CAME TO CITY ONLY FOR CARJACKING The accused, who are drug addicts, arrived in the city on August 8 with a motive of robbing a car. They stayed at the railway station for two days. However, they could not find any victim. They then reached the Industrial Area and started looking for a victim. On finding two women alone, the accused decided to rob them of their car. forcefully taken the car from a woman outside Elante Mall, hardly 200 metres from the Industrial Area police station. continued on p2 would be the buyer’s responsibility to deal with it. Sources said a deal was stuck for Rs 2.5 lakh and some advance money was handed over to the accused. “After getting the advance, the accused showed the SUV to the cops,” said a Crime Branch official. The police then nabbed the accused and recovered the vehicle. Both the number plates of the vehicle were broken so that nobody could identify it. The police said the accused belonged to a welloff family. “His father is a banker, mother a school principal and brother a doctor,” the police added. The complainant and the accused are known to each other. The accused pursued his MBA from the Symbiosis University, Pune. The accused was produced in court on Saturday which sent him to judicial custody. Behlana resident dies in hit-&-run Chandigarh, September 23 In a hit-and-run, a Behlana resident died after an unknown car crashed into his motorcycle near Makhan Majra road here today. According to the police, the complainant, Dadan Kumar Mishra, stated that the unknown car driver hit the bike driven by the victim, Om Parkash Mishra, a resident of Behlana village, Chandigarh. The injured was admitted to the PGIMER where he later died. A case against the unidentified car driver has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. The police have started investigating the case. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 9 am to 5 pm: Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, and parts of Dhanas village, Aman Colony, Chaman Colony, Ambedkar Colony and Kutcha Colony in Dhanas 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 2, 3, 4, 10, 15-D, 24, 37-A and PU residential complex in Sector 25
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