16052022-CT-01.qxd 5/16/2022 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 16 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH PANDITS HOLD PROTEST RALLY AGAINST KILLINGS IN VALLEY PAGE 2 Want youngsters employed under the Prime Minister package in the Valley shifted to the Jammu region for safety. GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,234 44,268 95,936 RECOVERED 90,982 43,829 94,718 NEW CASES 8 8 11 ACTIVE 87 25 70 CHANGE 3 1 1 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX SUNSET MONDAY 7:10 PM Benefit to range from ~3,000 to ~2 lakh depending upon vehicle category PETROL PUMPS TO SET UP CHARGING STATIONS Tribune News Service 160 PANCHKULA 178 MOHALI 139 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF ONE NAILED FOR SNATCHING Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a person for allegedly snatching a purse and a mobile phone. The complainant, Raja, a resident of Burail village, Sector 45, reported that two unknown persons snatched his mobile phone and a purse containing cash and documents in Sector 38 (West) on May 14. The police were informed following which a case was registered at the Maloya police station. Later, one of the suspects, Ajay, was arrested. TNS Chandigarh, May 15 To promote zero-emission mobility, the UT Administration will provide incentive in the range of ~3,000 to ~2 lakh to the first 42,000 buyers of electric vehicles (EVs) of all categories, including e-bicycles and four-wheelers. However, the incentive will be given at the rate of ~5,000/kWh capacity of the fixed battery for all categories of electric vehicles except ebicycles and e-four-wheelers (commercial) as proposed in the Draft EV Policy notified recently to invite, if any, suggestions or comments for inclusion or omission in the policy. However, the incentive for e-bicycle would be given at the rate of 25 per cent of the cost of the cycle up to the maximum of ~3,000 and for commercial e-four-wheeler, it would at the rate of ~10,000/kWh capacity of the fixed battery. On passing of the benefit, an official said they were finalising the policy and the incentive was likely to be passed directly to the dealer An electric vehicle charging station at Sector 42, Chandigarh. HOW MUCH DOES ONE GAIN Vehicle category e-bicycle e-two-wheeler e-cart e-autos e-goods carrier L5N e-goods carrier N1 e-four-wheeler (personal) e-four-wheeler (commercial) Max incentive ~3,000 ~30,000 ~30,000 ~30,000 ~50,000 ~80,000 ~1,50,000 1,50,000 ~2,00,000 to avoid paper work at the buyer’s end. However, separate guidelines would be incorporated in the policy on availing of the incentive. Facing several challenges, including high upfront purchase cost in comparison to internal combustion engine vehicles, the UT Administra- No. of vehicles First 25,000 First 10,000 First 1,000 First 1,000 First 1,000 First 1,000 First 2,000 First 1,000 tion will provide incentives to encourage adoption of all categories of electric vehicles, including e-bicycles, e-twowheelers, e-carts, e-autos, egoods carrier (L5N and N1) and e-four-wheelers (personal and commercial). The policy proposes the maximum incentive of ~3,000 c m y b Clash erupts between two groups at the Kendriya Vihar Society, Sector 14, Panchkula, over parking of a vehicle. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:28 AM First 42,000 EV buyers in city to ride high on incentive Dushyant Singh Pundir CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 40°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 27.2°C The draft policy has proposed that EV charging infrastructure will be mandatory for all petrol pumps (both private and government) operational in Chandigarh in six months from the issuance of the final EV policy. If space is not available with the petrol pump, the owner will make necessary arrangements for installing charging stations in some nearby parking area belonging to the UT. FIXED BATTERY CAPACITY The incentive will be given at the rate of ~5,000/kWh capacity of the fixed battery for all categories of electric vehicles except e-bicycles and e-fourwheelers (commercial) as proposed in the Draft EV Policy notified recently. to be given to the first 25,000 bicycles purchased during the policy period. Similarly, the maximum incentive of ~30,000 will be given to the first 10,000 electric twowheelers, ~30,000 to the first 1,000 e-carts and e-autos each, ~50,000 to the first 1,000 continued on page 2 PAGE 3 WOMAN INJURED IN CLASH OVER PARKING IN PANCHKULA Former shuttler Wing Commander Satish Bhatia says he was waiting for this day ever since he hung his boots. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI FORECAST PAGE 3 EX-SHUTTLER ALL PRAISE FOR INDIA’S THOMAS CUP FEAT TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Three bags of ‘arms & ammo’ found in car boot at Mohali Turn out to be dummy, were meant for shooting of web series Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Mohali, May 15 The local police went in a tizzy after three bags of “arms and ammunition” were found in the boot of a car at a naka on the busy Phase 7 main road this afternoon. After seeing an AK-47, shell-shocked police personnel immediately rang up ‘AK-47’ LEAVES COPS SHELL-SHOCKED After seeing an AK-47, shell-shocked police personnel imme diately rang up higher officials, who rushed to the spot without any delay. higher officials, who rushed to the spot without any delay. The occupants of the car kept pleading to let them go, Day after toddler was charred, farmer booked Dera Bassi, May 15 The police have booked Dafarpur farmer Jeet Singh for causing death by negligence in the fire incident in which an 18-month-old girl was charred to death and 45 shanties reduced to ashes at Sundran village yesterday afternoon. Roopa, victim On a complaint of the deceased’s father, Ramvir, a case has been registered against the suspect under Sections 304-A, 188 and 427 of the IPC at the Dera Bassi police station. Had set stubble on fire, which spread to nearby shanties ‘FIRE-HIT BEING GIVEN FOOD, SHELTER’ but the police were no mood to hear even a word. The car and its three occupants were taken to the Mataur police station for investigation. All this while, the incident spread like a wildfire among journalists, who tried to contact officials, but none of them uttered a word saying the police would brief them continued on page 2 UT SEES 8 FRESH CASES Chandigarh: The city witnessed eight new cases of Covid on Sunday, taking the active caseload to 87. While there was no fresh fatality, 11 patients recovered from the disease. The virus has claimed 1,165 lives in the city so far. TNS 8 POSITIVE IN P’KULA Dera Bassi MLA Kuljit Randhawa said residents whose shanties were gutted were being provided food and shelter by the administration and the Tehsildar was making arrangements for them. Panchkula: Eight fresh Covid cases surfaced in the district in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 44,268. No new death due to the virus was reported. There are now 25 active cases. The death toll stands at 414. TNS Deceased Roopa, daughter of UP natives Rambir and Chandini, was unattended as the parents were not at home when the fire broke out. As continued on page 2 Mohali: Eleven fresh Covid cases surfaced in the district in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 95,936, while 10 patients recovered from the disease. No new death was reported. TNS 11 INFECTED IN MOHALI
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