24042022-CT-01.qxd 4/24/2022 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 24 APRIL 2022 | CHANDIGARH CASES OF COVID-19 INFECTION SEE UPTICK IN CITY BEAUTIFUL PAGE 3 The city has been witnessing a slight increase in Covid cases. Admn says residents should wear a mask. MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 91,989 44,158 95,737 RECOVERED 90,796 43,729 94,565 NEW CASES 7 3 2 ACTIVE 28 15 24 CHANGE 4 3 2 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 142 PANCHKULA 177 MOHALI 148 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH STOLEN BICYCLES Mohali: The police arrested Vikas Sharma (27) of Sector 28 and recovered 11 stolen bicycles from him on Saturday. A case under Section 379-B of the IPC was registered on Thursday.The police nabbed him at a naka with a stolen cycle. During interrogation, he confessed to having stolen more bicycles. He was produced before the court that sent him to judicial custody. TNS PAGE 3 FOOD DELIVERY BOY ROBBED OF CELLPHONE, TWO-WHEELER Four more cases of cheating registered against Gupta Builders and Promoters Private Limited. MAX 38°C | MIN 2O°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 19.5°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:55 PM Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 23 In order to reduce travel time, the UT Administration is mulling over the construction of a tunnel as a shorter and better route to the international airport. To drastically cut the travel distance, UT Adviser Dharam Pal said they had finalised two options for an alternative shorter route to the international airport from the Sector 48 side. He said the first option would be the construction of a road from junction 63 (the Tpoint intersection on the Vikas Marg from Tribune THE PLAN UNDER CONSIDERATION UT Adviser Dharam Pal said the first option would be the construction of a road from Junction 63 (the T-point intersection on the Vikas Marg from Tribune Chowk) to the airport via Faidan village for which they had to construct a tunnel on the way which would connect to the airport road in Mohali. It would be a shorter and better route to reach the airport. Chowk) to the airport via Faidan village for which they had to construct a tunnel on the way which would connect to the airport road in Mohali. It would be a shorter and better route to reach the airport from Chandigarh, he said. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:46 AM Dharam Pal said the second option would be the construction of a road from the Sector 48 side which would pass through the villages of Faidan and Jagatpura and connect to the airport road along the boundary of the airport. However, as there will be two blind turns of 90 degrees on this route it was not advisable for the safety of commuters and also it would be a little longer than the tunnel route. For the construction of the tunnel, the Adviser said they had to hold meetings with the Defence and Aviation Ministries and only after getting approval from the Central continued on page 3 Detonator, wire found near Burail jail The police at the Burail jail on Saturday evening. MANOJ MAHAJAN Chandigarh, April 23 A detonator, cordtex wire and some burnt material were found near the boundary wall of the Burail jail in Sector 51 this evening. The police said a bag containing a tiffin was found at the spot, where a tunnel was found in 2004, around 8:45 pm. A team of operations cell and the police from the Sector c m y b PAGE 6 Five miscreants snatch cash, a mobile phone and a scooty from a food delivery boy on the Patiala road on Friday night. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT mulls constructing tunnel to cut travel time to airport FILE PHOTO FORECAST 4 FRESH CASES OF CHEATING FILED AGAINST GBP GROUP 49 police station reached the spot. Heavy police force along with armoured vehicles cordoned off the area and began investigation. A bomb disposal squad and fire engines were also stationed near the jail. After preliminary investigation, UT SSP Kuldeep Chahal confirmed the presence of a detonator and wires in the continued on page 3 Civic body fines Punjab Cong president A woman searches for goods after her shanty was demolished at Mani Majra in Chandigarh on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Admn razes 200 illegal jhuggis in Mani Majra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 23 The UT Administration today carried out a major demolition drive in the Mani Majra area near the level crossing where more than 200 jhuggis were erected on a piece of agricultural land. A team of the Estate Office, which was led by SDM (East) Nitish Singla, started the drive in the wee hours and the whole operation continued for more than three hours. A large number of police personnel were deployed there. During the drive, all 200 shanties were demolished, said an official. Residents of the slum tried to disrupt the drive, but the police strictly dealt with them. The official said people had illegally built jhuggis there and they were given time to remove these. Apart from the jhuggis, people had also started building concrete structures there, he said, adding that around 150 police personnel and 60 employees of the department were present during the drive. Two JCB and two other machines were pressed into service to demolish the structures. Chandigarh, April 23 Newly appointed president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has been slapped a fine of ~29,390 for allegedly putting up posters and banners in the city without permission. According to the Municipal Corporation officials, when Warring took the oath as the new party president at the Congress Bhawan in Sector 15 on Friday morning, the notice of fine was served on him. The banners and posters were put up in parts of the city without permission. “As we got a complaint regarding this, we sent an anti-encroachment team to remove them,” said an official. The order read, “...roundabouts of Sector 10, 11, 15, 16 and 11, 12, 14, 15 and at the road separating Sector 15 and 11 have been put by you (Warring) without prior permission from the competent authority and these posters also obstructed the vision of vehicular traffic and violated the norms of the Chandigarh Advertisement Control Order 1954. As such you are liable to pay the advertisement fees along with a penalty and interest thereon, and the consequences arisen due to this violation...” —TNS
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