10102021-CT-01.qxd 10/10/2021 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 10 OCTOBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH STONE LAID FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN 13 UT VILLAGES The UT Administrator lays foundation stone for various development projects to be carried out in 13 UT villages. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,56,688 65,277 64,415 4 42 1 820 0 MOHALI 4,40,562 6,12,926 30,744 68,753 30,358 67,670 0 2 8 15 5 378 1,068 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX PANCHKULA 134 MOHALI 116 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MOBILE PHONE SNATCHED Chandigarh: A Ram Darbar resident lost his mobile phone to snatchers. In his complaint to the police, the victim, Kailash Singh, stated that two unknown motorcycle-borne miscreants sped away after snatching his mobile phone near the bus stop in Sector 47-C on October 8. A case under Sections 379A and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. TNS THEFT AT HOUSE IN SECTOR 42 PAGE 3 SUNSET SUNDAY 5:57 PM AIR QUALITY IMPROVES AT TRANSPORT CHOWK To further improve air quality in the city, an air purifier was commissioned at Transport Chowk last month on a pilot basis. An official of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee said the air quality around the Transport Chowk had improved considerably after the installation of the purifier. It was found that air pollution at and around the chowk came down up to 80 per cent, but they were expecting that on an average, air pollution would reduce from 60-70 per cent in the area. tions have been installed by the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee at Sector 25, 22 and 53. To further reduce air pollution, from the first lot of 40 electric buses, 19 will be received by November 15 and 20 more will be received by December 30. As many as 80 electric buses have been sanctioned under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Elec- tric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme, Phase-II, for the UT. A bus has reached here for trial run. The procurement of another 40 electric buses is under process and these are expected to be received next year, stated the Action Taken Report. The Transport Department has planned to replace all its 358 diesel buses in the city with electric buses by 2027-28. Chandigarh: A Sector 42 resident reported that unknown person stole ornaments and some document from her house Thursday night. The complainant claimed that thieves made off with jewellery items, including diamond necklace and earrings and gold chains. A case under Section 380 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. Investigation in the case was in progress, the police said. TNS 4 test +ve in UT CHANDIGARH: The city on Sat- urday reported four cases of Covid-19 and no death due to the deadly virus. Five patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. —TNS 2 cases in Mohali MOHALI: Two fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported from the district on Saturday. There was no new death while seven patients recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. Among the new cases, one each was reported from Boothgarh and Mohali. The district tally now stands at 68,753 with 67,670 recoveries. The active cases in the district are 15 and the toll 1,068. —TNS No case in P’kula PANCHKULA: The district reported no new case as well as death on Saturday, keeping the tally unchanged at 30,744. The toll also remained at 378. While 30,358 patients have recovered from the infectious disease so far, eight cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 98.74 per cent. —TNS c m y b PAGE 5 A private hospital in Sector 21 has seen eight dengue deaths so far and three of the patients were from Panchkula. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:21 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE POLICE ARREST TWO WOMEN FOR THEFT OF CCTV CAMERA BATTERIES Chandigarh: Two women have been arrested for the theft of 16 batteries of CCTV cameras installed under the Smart City project. The suspects have been identified as Sector 25 residents Seema, 45, and Hasina, 36. On a Joint teams to check vehicles entering city Chandigarh, October 9 In yet another step towards reducing pollution in the city, the Administration will launch a crackdown on polluting vehicles entering the UT. The Environment Standing Committee of the Administrator’s Advisory Council has suggested that the police must intercept polluting buses entering the city from other states and inform the State Transport Authority about the same. In the Action Taken Report submitted during a review of the Advisory Council, the Administration has stated that two joint teams of the Traffic Police and the Transport Department would be constituted to carry out a special drive against the polluting vehicles entering the city. Strict action would be taken against such vehicles. So far, the authorities have issued a total 185 pollution challans and 529 notices to the violators from January 1 to September 30 this year. Three real-time ambient air quality monitoring sta- P’KULA HOSPITAL DISPUTES DEPT’S CLAIM OF NO DENGUE DEATH Punjab eves defeat JKCA by nine wickets at 4th Rama Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament for Women. UT to crack down on polluting vehicles Tribune News Service 108 CRICKET TOURNEY: PUNJAB EVES ON WINNING SPREE MAX 35°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.6°C | MIN 22.4°C Dushyant Singh Pundir CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 PGI scales up elective services Chandigarh, October 9 With respite in Covid-19 cases, the PGI has scaled up its elective services, including outpatient services. A meeting was held by the Director with senior faculty members and administrative officials today to review the functioning of the OPDs. New registration timings It has been decided to change the registration timings at the PGI with effect from October 11. Registration for physical OPD will be from 8 am to 10 am and for tele-consultation from 10.30 am to 11.15 am. These changes have been introduced taking in view the increasing number of patients. The online registration for physical as well as tele-consultation will continue as before. The number of walk-in registration has been increased to 6,500, which is quite close to the pre-pandemic level when of 10,000 patients. — TNS complaint of BEL manager Vishal, two cases of theft were registered at the Sector 39 and Sector 36 police stations. The duo was nabbed from Sector 25 and the stolen batteries were recovered from their possession. TNS
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