04032019-CT-01.qxd 3/4/2019 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 4 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE BY BHARATNATYAM DANCERS Classical dance bonanza ‘Arpan - the offering’ a breathtaking spectacle at Strawberry Fields High School. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MOBILE, PURSE SNATCHED Chandigarh: Two snatching incidents were reported from the city on Sunday evening. Sources said three unidentified pedestrians escaped after snatching a mobile phone and cash from a woman near the Police Lines, Sector 26. The incident was reported around 10 pm. The police were informed following which an investigation was initiated. In another snatching incident, an unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreant snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 32. The incident was reported around 8.30 pm after which the police were informed, who reached the spot and initiated an investigation. TNS PAGE 4 MISUSE OF DOMESTIC LPG CYLINDERS RAMPANT MAX 23°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23.5°C | MIN 11.3°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:22 PM TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.25 ~64.33 PANCHKULA ~72.20 ~66.55 MOHALI ~72.82 ~67.09 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH LECTURE DEMONSTRATION: Pracheen Kala Kendra ‘Anubhuti’ lecture demonstration on Kalakshetra experience by Bharatnatyam maestros at Koser Auditorium; 11 am PLAY: NZCC Patiala – Play, ‘Ho rahega kuchh na kuchh’, by Khela Natya Sansthan at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 43 and 45 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 70 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Mansa Devi Complex Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 3 Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited flyover and underpass at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh. The flyover project, estimated to cost Rs 183.74 crore, will start near the GMCH roundabout and cover Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg. In addition to this, there will also be an underpass along Purv Marg and an elevated rotary at Tribune Chowk with slip roads on all sides. The construction of the flyover and the underpass will help ease traffic congestion at the busiest junction of the city having the highest concentration of vehicular traffic. Mukesh Anand, Special Secretary, Engineering Department, said the tender for the project had been floated and a 15-month deadline had been fixed for the completion of the project. To ease traffic at Tribune Chowk, which falls on the National Highway No. 5, the UT Administration had taken up the matter with the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The ministry engaged a consultant, which designed the flyover. On the basis of the proposals prepared by the consultant, the ministry approved the proj- Eye on LS elections, Khattar opens projects worth crores Tribune News Service Panchkula, March 3 With an eye on the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar went on an inauguration and foundation stone-laying spree of projects worth Rs 47.16 crore for the city through videoconferencing. The Chief Minister inaugurated the projects through video-conferencing at the Public Works Department rest house in Sector 1 where MP Rattan Lal Kararia, local MLA Gian Chand Gupta, Kalka MLA Latika Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Balkar Singh and senior officers of the district were present. Among the projects inaugurated by the Chief Minister were a CCTV surveillance camera project, that has come up at a cost of Rs 12.83 crore in Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar lays the stone of projects through video-conferencing in Chandigarh on Sunday. the municipal area, a mandallevel training centre building of Haryana Public Training Institute in Sector 25, constructed at a cost of Rs 9 crore, and a hostel for college girls, built at a cost of Rs 5 crore. Khattar inaugurated 211 development projects worth Rs 4,106 crore in the entire state from the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh, including seven projects of Panchkula district. Khattar also laid the foundation stone of Sanskrit University at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board Complex, to be built at a cost of Rs 5 crore, a state-level museum building in Sector 5, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 7.80 crore by the Archaeology and Museums Department, Haryana, and housing continued on page 5 ect at an estimated cost of Rs 183.74 crore. During the ceremony, a message from Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, was played, who lauded the efforts of Member of Parliament Kirron Kher in the commencement of the project. UT Adviser Manoj Parida said the flyover would be Man, brother hurt in attack; girl teased Chandigarh, March 3 At least six miscreants attacked a Ram Darbar resident and his brother, leaving them injured. They also stalked and teased the complainant’s daughter. According to the police, the complainant, a resident of Ram Darbar, Phase II, reported that eight unknown persons attacked him and his brother with sharp weapons, iron rods and sticks near his house on March 2. They also threatened the complainant and teased his daughter. The complainant and his brother were injured after which they were admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. The police were informed following which a case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 324 and 354-D of the IPC was registered against all miscreants at the Sector 31 police station. — TNS Failure to deliver shoes pinches Amazon India Mohali Dist Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum asks it to pay relief, costs to complainant Tribune News Service Mohali, March 3 The Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised Amazon India for not delivering a pair of shoes to its prime member in the stipulated time. The forum ordered the management of Amazon to pay Rs 2,000 as compensation for mental agony and harassment and litigation expenses of Rs 2,000 to the complainant, Manoj Kumar, a resident of Mohali. The forum also ordered the company to refund an amount of Rs 499, which the complainant had FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Aimed at easing traffic congestion, project to come up within 15 months at a cost of ~183.74 cr SALIENT FEATURES ■ The six-lane flyover will start near the GMCH roundabout and descend after crossing Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg (1,142 metres) ( 519 metres) ■ Elevated rotary at Tribune Chowk ■ Slip roads on all sides ■ A four-lane underpass will come up along Purv Marg known as the “signature bridge of Chandigarh”. Kher thanked Gadkari for giving Chandigarh this precious gift. While opposing the Metro for the city, Kher said the flyover project would help ease the traffic problem. She said the neighbouring states could bring the Metro, but the city did not require it. She supported monorail for the city, keeping its character in mind. Satya Pal Jain, former MP , paid to them (Amazon) to become its prime member, along with 6 per cent interest with effect from July 11, when the amount in question was paid, till the date of payment. In his complaint to the forum, Manoj Kumar had stated that he had become Amazon’s prime member for a period of one year on July 11, 2017, by paying Rs 499 to the company (which gives extra benefits to such members). He stated that he had placed an online order for a pair of shoes on November 12, 2017. The complainant stated that he had contacted the opposite party and told it ALSO TOLD TO REFUND MEMBERSHIP FEE The forum ordered the management of Amazon to pay ~2,000 as compensation for mental agony and harassment and litigation expenses of ~2,000 to the complainant, Manoj Kumar, a resident of Mohali. The forum also ordered the company to refund an amount of ~499, which the complainant had paid to them (Amazon) to become its prime member, along with 6 per cent interest with effect from July 11, when the amount in question was paid, till the date of payment. that he needed the shoes for a marriage and the company had promised to deliver the item to him as early as possible. Manoj Kumar stated that despite the assurance of the timely delivery of the item, his order was cancelled and he did not get the shoes. Manoj Kumar asked for a refund of Rs 499 as he did not want to remain the prime c m y b member, but the opposite party refunded Rs 200 as a token of apology, which was credited in the Amazon pay balance of the complainant. Regarding the alleged undelivered product, the opposite party stated that the complainant was duly informed vide an email that during the last scanning of the product, it was found damaged due to which the product was unfit for delivery. After hearing both parties, the forum ordered a refund with the compensation and litigation costs, which have to be made within 30 days from the date of the receipt of the order. NRI killed as Creta hits cab on Airport Road Tribune News Service Mohali, March 3 An NRI, aged around 45, from the UK was killed in a road accident on Airport Road near Sector 68 here. The victim has been identified as Sanjiv Kumar, who arrived here last month. According to the police, Sanjiv was travelling in a cab, which was hit by a speeding Creta from the rear side. Sanjiv was coming from his cousin’s house and heading towards Phase 1, where he was staying. The police said the victim died on the spot, The proposed model of the flyover and underpass. Sanjay Tandon, city BJP president, Ajoy Kumar Sinha, UT Finance Secretary, Sanjay Beniwal, UT DGP OP , Mishra, UT DIG, Mandip Singh Brar, UT Deputy Commissioner, SS Nahar, Additional Director-General, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, officers of the UT Administration and other dignitaries from the city were among those present on the occasion. DIVINE LIGHTS Victim survived by wife, five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, who stay in the UK while the cab driver, Rupinder, escaped unhurt. The Creta driver, Somal Soni, also received minor injuries in the incident. Somal’s father is a police inspector, posted at Fatehgarh Sahib. Sanjiv is survived by his wife, a five-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter, who are in the UK. According to one of his relatives, Sanjiv came here on February 18 and was supposed to go back on March 9. A case has been registered against Somal at the Phase 8 police station. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR The Shiva temple at Saketri all decked up on the eve of Mahashivaratri on Sunday. Mohali district all set to get its third private university GMADA allots over 40 acres for Amity University at IT City Tribune News Service Akash Ghai TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Badnore lays stone of Tribune flyover UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore lays the foundation stone of the Tribune flyover and underpass in Chandigarh on Sunday. PAGE 6 Quess East Bengal players once again win all fronts as they come close to claim the I-League title. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:46 AM BABY’S BODY FOUND IN SEWER Mohali: The body of a newborn baby boy was recovered from the sewer of a public toilet at a market in Phase 1 here on Sunday. The body was spotted by two cleaners, Manish and Shamil, while cleaning the sewer, which had got blocked due to the baby’s body. The police were informed and the body shifted to the Civil Hospital at Phase 6. The police have registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC at Phase 1 police station. TNS EAST BENGAL CONQUER, MAKE TITLE RACE INTERESTING Practice of using domestic LPG cylinders at commercial places goes unchecked in Dera Bassi. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL INBRIEF PAGE 2 Mohali, March 3 With the allotment of land for Amity University in Mohali, the district is now set to get its third private university here. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has allotted 40.44 acres to Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (Amity) at IT City here for setting up the university. The district already has a private university — Chandigarh University at Gharuan village — while the stone of another university, Plaksha University, was recently laid at IT City by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Punjab, said GMADA had invited applications for the allotment of a site at IT City for the ❝ To promote higher education, our government is making efforts to bring institutions of academic excellence here. The presence of premier universities in the state is expected to generate revenue, employment and manpower. ❞ — Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTER establishment of a university. “In response, two educational groups — Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (Amity) and AP Goyal Charitable Trust, Shimla — had applied. The scrutiny committee evaluated both applications as per the policy criteria and recommended Ritnand Balved Education Foundation for allotment. The Chief Minister has approved the recommendation of the committee,” said Bajwa. He said with the coming up of such reputed universities in the state, especially in Mohali, the area would be developed as a top-class education hub. “To promote higher education in the state, our government is making efforts to bring institutions of academic excellence here. The presence of premier universities in the state is expected to generate considerable amount of revenue, employment and manpower. Besides, economic growth of the region will also be enhanced,” said Bajwa. According to the GMADA authorities, the land has been allotted to the university at the rate of Rs 2.90 crore per acre.
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