20042022-CT-01.qxd 4/20/2022 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 20 APRIL 2022 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 As many as 2,300 students of 2017-18, 2018-19 batches conferred degrees at the convocation of GGDSD College-32. PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 91,967 44,146 95,725 RECOVERED 90,781 43,729 94,563 NEW CASES 1 3 3 ACTIVE 21 3 14 CHANGE — — 3 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 MAX 39°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40.5°C | MIN 23.3°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:53 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:50 AM Plastic waste processing plant in city on the cards Sandeep Rana CHANDIGARH 159 PANCHKULA 136 MOHALI 154 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF UT BEST PERFORMER AT OPEN DATA WEEK Chandigarh: Chandigarh Smart City Limited has been selected as “best performer” at the open data week event conducted in January to encourage adoption of open data and promotion of innovation across the Indian urban ecosystem. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary-cumMission Director, felicitated Anindita Mitra, CEO, Chandigarh Smart City Limited, along with a data team from the UT, at the Smart Cities Smart Urbanisation Conference in Surat on Tuesday. TNS ELDERLY MAN DUPED OF ~50K Dera Bassi: An elderly man was allegedly duped of ~50,000 by an unidentified youth at an ATM booth of a private bank here on Tuesday. Trilok Singh of Trivedi Camp, said he had gone to withdraw money from an ATM, but a youth present there took his card and swapped it with another. After sometime, he got messages on the phone that money had been withdrawn. The police are looking into the matter. TNS Residents feel the heat at 40.5°C Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 19 Residents reeled under severe heat conditions as the city recorded the second highest temperature of the season today. The day temperature reached 40.5°C, six degrees above normal. On April 11, the city had recorded a maximum temperature of 40.7°C, the highest so far this year. Also, the minimum temperature rose to 23.3°C, four degrees above normal. There is a forecast of light rain in the city on Wednesday and Thursday. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 19 The city is going to get its first plastic waste processing plant. At present, the plastic waste generated in the city remains unprocessed and is directly dumped at the Dadu Majra ground, leading to more trouble. The reason is that the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) technology at the Sector 25 waste processing plant has remained unsuccessful and is currently non-functional. The civic body is considering two models for the plant. One, in which the MC will only give land to an agency that will set up the plant and earn by selling its by-product. Another model will have equal partnership between A city MC team at a plastic waste management centre in Surat. MC CHIEF TO VISIT PLANT IN AHMEDABAD TODAY ■ At present, the plastic waste remains unprocessed and is directly dumped at the Dadu Majra ground, leading to more trouble. ■ MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra and the Chief Engineer on Tuesday visited a plastic waste management plant in Surat in this regard. On Wednesday, the officers will visit another plant in Ahmedabad. the MC and the agency in all aspects. The site for the plant has not been decided yet. It may be next to the existing processing plant site. MC Commissioner Anindi- Chandigarh, April 19 Several areas in the city remained without electricity for over three hours after a fire broke out in a 66 kV substation located near the campus of the PGI. An official of the Fire Department said the fire broke out at the substation situated outside the PGI and in front of the PU campus. The department got a call at 6.45 pm and four fire engines were pressed into service. The fire was controlled in PU CAMPUS STAFF TO REPORT FOR DUTY AT 11 AM In the wake of the major breakdown in the power grid of the Panjab University campus, the authorities have allowed the teaching and nonteaching staff residing on the PU campus, Sector 14 and 25, to report at their respective duties on Wednesday at 11 am instead of 9 am, said Vikram Nayyar, Registrar, PU. <
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