06092021-CT-01.qxd 9/6/2021 12:28 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH BALTANA RESIDENTS PROTEST, SAY EXPEDITE UNDERPASS PROJECT People stage protest against UT, railway officials over delay in construction of an underpass near Harmilap Nagar. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 6,82,208 65,121 64,267 2 40 3 814 0 MOHALI 4,14,571 5,67,962 30,688 68,634 30,302 67,525 1 6 9 49 1 2 377 1,060 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX PANCHKULA 69 MOHALI 33 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Chandigarh: A 58-year-old man has been arrested by the Operation Cell of the UT police after he was found in possession of heroin. According to the police, the suspect, Harpal Singh, alias Raju, a resident of Sector 52, was arrested from Sector 7 while possessing 111 gm of heroin. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered against him at the Sector 26 police station. TNS PAGE 3 DAY AFTER 3 DEATHS IN MISHAP, MORNI RESIDENT BOOKED Ambala Cantt youth held with three pistols, 11 rounds and a bulletproof jacket, sent to 3-day police custody. SUNSET MONDAY 6:39 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.03 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Modern cargo complex to come up at airport Nov launch likely, to handle domestic & int’l consignments Chandigarh, September 5 The pace of vaccination has slowed down in the UT in the past few weeks after it achieved 100 per cent target of administering first dose of Covid-19 to eligible beneficiaries, a weekly trend analysis on the CoWin portal revealed. As a majority of residents in the City Beautiful have been jabbed with the first dose, the focus has now shifted to administering them the second dose. The gap between the first and second dose is a minimum of 84 days. From August 14 to August 20, a maximum of 72,741 vaccine doses were administered in the UT. The weekly doses have dwindled since then, as 51,732 doses were adminis- Mohali, September 5 Industrialists have a reason to cheer as an integrated cargo complex is coming up at the Chandigarh international airport here which would handle domestic as well as international cargo, including perishable items. It is likely to become functional in November. The cargo complex would have five sheds with a covered area of about 2,500 sq m for storing perishable and non-perishable items. The Chandigarh international airport would become the second airport in North India after Delhi to have 2,500-metric tonne cargo facility. Ajay Bhardwaj, Chief Executive Officer, Chandigarh International Airport Ltd., said a total of five sheds had been constructed and of these, one pre-fabricated shed with a capacity of 450 sq m would be for perishable items. He said the cargo complex would be equipped with the latest facilities, including a cold room, reefer van, fork lifts, scissors lift, pallets, user- SALIENT FEATURES OF THE PROJECT CARGO CAPACITY 2,500 METRIC TONNE PROJECT COST ~11.5 CRORE PAVED AREA 7,500 SQ M GREEN AREA 4,500 SQ M PAGE 3 Morni resident booked for negligent driving a day after three members of a family die in an accident in Barwala. City goes slow on vaccination after 100% first dose coverage Tribune News Service 72 YOUTH ARRESTED WITH THREE PISTOLS, BULLETPROOF JACKET MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.2°C | MIN 26.5°C Sanjay Bumbroo CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 Naina Mishra NIGHT CAMPS FOR INOCULATING BEGGARS Tribune News Service ❝ VACCINE DOSES ADMINISTERED IN UT Week July 17-July 23 July 24-July 30 July 31-Aug 6 Aug 7-Aug 13 Aug 14-Aug 20 Aug 21-Aug 27 Aug 28-Sept 3 Doses 67,033 66,978 58,416 64,795 72,741 51,732 52,101 tered from August 21 to August 27. Similarly, a total of 52,101 doses were given from August 28 to September 3. The UT Health Department is organising night camps to vaccinate the vulnerable section. We have also vaccinated many beggars even though they didn’t have Aadhaar cards. We will intensify the drive to vaccinate those who have been left out. — Dr Amandeep Kang, ❞ DIRECTOR, HEALTH SERVICES, UT At present, the seven-day average of vaccination in the city is 7,605 doses. As many as Continued on page 3 UT sees 2 cases CHANDIGARH: The city on Sunday reported two cases of Covid-19 and no death due to the virus. A total of five patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. — TNS Six test positive in Mohali district MOHALI: Six new cases of Covid-19 have been reported during the past 24 hours here, taking the case tally to 68,634. No death was reported from the district till Sunday evening. Four patients were cured of the disease. — TNS P’kula logs one case PANCHKULA:The district on Sun- day reported just one fresh coronavirus case after a gap of three days, taking the case tally to 30,688. While 30,302 patients have been cured so far, nine cases are still active. — TNS ‘WILL BOOST INDUSTRIAL GROWTH IN THE REGION’ Yogesh Sagar, president, Mohali Industries Association, said this would boost the industrial growth in the region. Earlier, the industrialists had to transport their goods to Delhi and Mumbai airports for sending these abroad. But with the cargo facility coming up at the local airport, not only the industries of Mohali but also of Dera Bassi, Ludhiana and Jalandhar would benefit. friendly weighing scales, for smooth functioning. The cargo would also be equipped with high-security equipment such as CCTV cameras and X-ray machines. Ajay Bhardwaj said the total cost of the project was ~11.5 crore. Civil work had been completed. The paved area is about 7,500 sq m while the green area would be about 4,500 sq m. The airport Continued on page 3 c m y b MC starts pruning overgrown trees in city Chandigarh, September 5 The Municipal Corporation has started pruning trees covering street lights. The move follows the August 30 Chandigarh Tribune report, ‘City roads go dark as overgrown trees envelop street lights’. Branches of trees cover the lights leaving roads in darkness. Overgrown trees were pruned in Sector 32 and 33 today. “It was a long pending issue and residents were inconvenienced due to it. Non-illuminated roads facilitated snatchings and petty crimes,” said Jagdeep Mahajan, presi- THE TRIBUNE IMPACT dent of the Sector 32 and 33 welfare society. Though the city roads are covered by LED light points, some roads remained dark after dusk as overgrown trees covered the light points. There are several such spots in the city. — TNS
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