25022019-CT-01.qxd 2/25/2019 12:43 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 25 FEBRUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 LACK OF TOILET HYGIENE ANNOYS TRADERS, VISITORS Filthy toilets, lack of sanitation and poor parking are some of problems at the Sector 38 market in the city. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN ROBBED OF MOBILE, CASH PAGE 3 CURTAINS DOWN ON 3-DAY ROSE FESTIVAL Rose Festival concludes with a musical tribute to the jawans martyred in Pulwama attack. MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21.6°C | MIN 9.7°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:18 PM Arnav eases past Sanjiv to qualify for the main draw of the boys’ U-16 category in CLTA-AITA Super Series. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:52 AM Chandigarh: A theft was reported from a house at Ram Darbar, Phase II, on the intervening night of February 23 and 24. According to the police, complainant Pawan Kumar reported that a mobile phone and jewellery items were stolen from his house. The police were informed, who registered a case at the Sector 31 police station. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~67.68 ~63.63 PANCHKULA ~71.88 ~66.09 MOHALI ~72.23 ~66.38 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH HINDI PLAY: Abhinet – Hindi play, ‘Rakt Beej’, at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. PLAY: IPTA Chandigarh – Play, ‘Gypsy Khanabadosh’, at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. APNI MANDI: Sector 43 and 45 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 70 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE SEC 17 PROJECT:Lack of facilities puts off motorists Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service University and college students release lanterns as part of the Chandigarh Urban Festival at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Sunday. The theme of the programme was child safety, development and progress. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY 2 acres for Mohali’s second senior secondary school Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, February 24 Mohali town, which has a population of nearly 2.5 lakh, will soon get its second fullfledged government senior secondary school. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) recently allotted a site of two acres for the purpose at Phase 11 near the area police station. The town earlier had only one government senior secondary school at Phase 3B1. The site was allotted free of cost to the Punjab Education Department by GMADA recently where the school building will be constructed soon. Area councillor Amrik A board depicting the journey of the school. TRIBUNE PHOTO Singh said the development had brought cheer to local residents, who had been making efforts for this for the past 19 years. “I had written my first letter to the authorities in this regard in 2000 as there was a middle school in the area here,” said Amrik Singh, who was also the area councilor then. “First we wanted the school to be upgraded to high school and then to the senior secondary level. We got continued on page 6 The Durga Das Foundation in collaboration with The Kalakshetra Alumni Association presents PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Mansa Devi Complex arpan : The Offering Man held for insulting Tricolour Tribune News Service United by the Banyan 2019 An evening of Bharatanatyam in the pristine Kalakshetra style by its illustrious alumni Padma Bhushan Shri CV Chandrasekhar Shri CK Balagopalan Padma Bhushan Smt Shanta & Shri VP Dhananjayan Smt Jayalakshmi Eshwar and Alumni from across the world, spanning eight decades Sunday Supported by: March 3, 2019 6:00 pm Venue: Globe Theatre Strawberr y Fields High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh c m y b E N T RY BY I N V I TAT I O N O N LY Ambala, February 24 The police today arrested a man for allegedly insulting the National Flag on Facebook. The suspect has been identified as Farid, a resident of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh. The suspect runs a juice stall in Nahoni village at Mullana. He had used a picture insulting the National Flag as his Facebook cover. It was reportedly uploaded on February 22. Unhappy with the picture, some people, who were on his friend list, approached the police following which a case was registered. Rahul, a resident of Kalpi village, in his complaint to the police, alleged that Farid had posted a picture in which the National Flag was depicted as a human face and foam was oozing out of its mouth as it was being continued on page 6 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Multi-level parking a waste of funds: Audit For child safety Chandigarh: Unidentified pedestrians robbed a person of his mobile phone and cash at Ram Darbar, Phase II, on Sunday morning. Sources said the police received information that around five boys stopped the victim, Kuldeep Mishra, a resident on Ram Darbar, and threatened him at knife-point near the temple. They then robbed him of his mobile phone and cash. The victim, who works at a pizza outlet, informed the police, who visited the spot. A case under Section 395 (dacoity) has been registered against unknown persons at the Sector 31 police station. TNS THEFT REPORTED FROM HOUSE PAGE 6 ARNAV OUTPLAYS SANJIV IN TENNIS TOURNAMENT Man succumbs to injuries Chandigarh, February 24 Nearly three weeks after an accident took place between two scooters, leaving one of the scooter riders seriously injured, the victim succumbed to his injuries following which the police registered a case of causing death by negligence today. According to the police, complainant Tejinder Singh, continued on page 4 Chandigarh, February 24 The city’s first multi-level parking in Sector 17, constructed at a cost of around Rs 48 crore, has come under attack in a report prepared by the Audit Department. Sources said in the report, the Audit Department had stated that spending Rs 48 crore on the multi-level parking was a colossal wastage of funds. The report says the multilevel parking has failed to serve its purpose. The parking was constructed six years ago. However, the Municipal Corporation failed to utilise it properly. The parking also failed to earn money for the cash-strapped MC. Lack of facilities at the parking has been cited as the major reason for its failure to attract motorists. The MC had handed over the parking to Mumbai-based Arya Toll Infra Limited, which was also managing smart parking lots in the city. Leakage of water during rain and non-functional lights are some of the major problems. Kamaljit Singh Panchi, ABOUT THE PARKING Total area Project cost 4.8 ACRE ~48CR Vehicle capacity No. of levels 931 4 HAS FAILED TO SERVE ITS PURPOSE The report says the multi-level parking has failed to serve its purpose. The parking was constructed six years ago. However, the MC failed to utilise it properly. The parking also failed to earn money for the cashstrapped MC. Lack of facilities at the parking has been cited as the major reason for its failure to attract motorists. president of the Sector 17 traders’ association, said it was difficult to locate vehicles in the dark. He said if the MC provided all facilities, the parking could become useful and earn money for the civic body. KK Yadav, MC Commissioner, said the civic body had already started work on providing new lights and other facilities at the parking. All possible improvements would be made to make it fully functional. The rates of the multi-level parking are cheaper that the smart parking. Motorists are charged Rs 5 for four-wheelers and Rs 2 for two-wheelers.
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