14082022-CT-01.qxd 8/14/2022 1:06 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 14 AUGUST 2022 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 12 DEATHS DUE TO LSD, 1,029 HEAD OF CATTLE AFFECTED Twelve cows have died while 1,029 active cases of lumpy skin disease reported from Mohali district so far. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SUNSET SUNDAY 7:05 PM Schoolchildren, cadets perform with full gusto at Shaheed Major Harminderpal Singh Government College in Mohali. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:50 AM NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 97,889 47,639 99,988 RECOVERED 96,070 46,963 98,390 NEW CASES 80 53 59 ACTIVE 645 258 435 CHANGE 29 33 27 DEATHS 1,174 418 1,163 NEW 0 0 0 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT braces for uptick in power consumption Will require 93,458 kW more in next 3 years AIR QUALITY INDEX Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 49 PANCHKULA 30 MOHALI 50 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 5 CHILDREN SWEAT IT OUT AT FULL DRESS REHEARSAL UT police hold a rally while city BJP and Principal Controller of Defence Accounts organise Tiranga Yatras. MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.7°C | MIN 27.1°C TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD PAGE 3 RALLY, ‘TIRANGA YATRAS’ HELD ACROSS CITY BEAUTIFUL SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF ACCIDENT VICTIM SUCCUMBS Zirakpur: The police registered a case of causing death by negligence against an unknown driver after one of the injured, Mehnga Singh, in the Friday night accident at Chhat village died on Saturday. On a complaint of Gurpreet Singh, a Patiala resident, a case has been registered under sections 304-A, 279,337, 427 of the IPC at the Zirakpur police station. Five persons were injured when two cars collided headon near Chhat village on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway. One of the cars was trying to overtake a bus when it went out of control, TNS Students form "World's Largest Human Image of a Waving National Flag" at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, on Saturday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO 5,885 form human Tricolour Chandigarh, August 13 Guinness World Record of ‘ Largest Human Image of a Waving National Flag’ was created by 5,885 people at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today. The event was organised by the NID Foundation and Chandigarh University to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The UT Administrator, Banwarilal Purohit; Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi and other dignitaries attended the event amid loud chants by the gathering. Speaking on the occasion, Purohit said the successful creation of this world record in Chandigarh had given a great message to the entire world on the occasion of 75th anniversary of India’s Independence Day. Congratulating the participants for the successful event, Purohit said that was the first-of-its-kind event in the entire India. Addressing the gathering, Lekhi said, “Thousands of our youth have gathered here to form the waving image of our Tricolour. There could not be a better view in the entire country than what we wit- Club owner arrested for loud music Ex-Union Minister’s grandson released on bail late at night Sandeep Rana Chandigarh, August 13 Owner of the Kakuna club in Sector 7, who is a grandson of senior AAP leader and former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan, along with its general manager, was arrested and later granted bail for allegedly playing loud music beyond the prescribed limit, under Section 61 of the Punjab Police (PP) Act, 2007, last night. The club owner, Yuvraj Gulati (25), a resident of Sector 18-C, who is the son of Dhawan’s daughter, and general manager Zaid Khan (43), a resident of Mani Majra, had failed to show the documents for permission to play loud music late at night. A committee, constituted by Nitish Singla, SDM (East) under Section 139 of the CrPC, seized the musical equipment of the club after an inspection team found PRADEEP TEWARI Tribune News Service The entrance to Kakuna Bar at Sector 7-C, Chandigarh. IT’S HARASSMENT They are unnecessarily harassing my grandson. He has put up meters at the club to check the noise level. WILL KEEP STRICT VIGIL In the coming days, we are going to strictly enforce the timings and ensure the norms are followed. We will keep a strict vigil. Harmohan Dhawan, EX-UNION MINISTER Nitish Singla, SDM (EAST) ❝ ❞ loud music being played beyond the permissible limit at the club. “We carried out an inspection around 1:30 pm. We found loud music being played beyond the prescribed ❝ ❞ limit. The committee seized the musical instruments even as there was resistance. The visitors were asked to leave the place as the proceedings were carried out,” the SDM told Chandigarh Tribune. “We are going to regulate the playing of music at all night clubs. In the coming days, we will strictly enforce the timings and ensure the norms are followed. We will keep a strict vigil,” added the SDM. Meanwhile, Dhawan said, “They are unnecessarily harassing my grandson. He has put up meters at the club to check the noise level. The authorities should point out the discrepancies and he will remove them. There are many clubs being run all over in Sector 7 and 26.” Many residents of Sector 7 had complained of inconvenience caused to them due to loud music. Chandigarh Tribune had also highlighted the matter in these columns this week. The officials concerned said on the basis of the representations made by the local residents as well as continued on page 5 nessed here today. Congratulations to the NID Foundation, Chandigarh University and, most importantly, the students, who made this dream of mine come true.” Thanking the Union Home Ministry for allowing people to unfurl the national flag, she said she was overwhelmed by the respect people had in their hearts for the Tricolour. — TNS 80 fresh cases in UT CHANDIGARH: The city on Sat- urday recorded 80 new cases of Covid, while 109 patients were cured of the disease. There are 645 active cases in the city. — TNS Mohali logs 59 infections MOHALI: Fresh 59 Covid cases had been reported during the past 24 hours in the district. While 86 patients were cured of the disease, no new fatality was reported. Of a total of 99,988 cases witnessed in the district, 98,390 have been cured. There were 435 active cases with the death toll of 1,163. — TNS 53 taken ill in P’kula PANCHKULA: Fresh 53 cases of Covid had surfaced during the past 24 hours, taking the number of cases to 47,639 in the district. No death due to the virus was reported. There were 258 active cases with the death toll of 418. — TNS 624 lives saved with cadaveric donations in 25 years Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 13 With 265 cadaver organ donations, 624 lives have been saved at the PGI here in the past 25 years. The cadaveric donation comprises organs (heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and pancreas) removed from brain dead people. The Department of Hospital Administration, PGI, in collaboration with the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) and Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO, North), has started two-day National Deceased Organ Donation Workshop at Bhargava Auditorium to PGI felicitates donor families for exemplary gesture ACHIEVEMENTS IN 25 YRS RENAL TRANSPLANTS 503 PANCREATIC TRANSPLANTS 35 CORNEA TRANSPLANTS 6,407 DONATIONS AFTER 17 CARDIAC DEATH GREEN CORRIDORS SET 55 UP SINCE 2015 YOUNGEST DONOR WAS 68 HOURS OLD AND OLDEST ONE WAS AGED 75 << The members of donor families being felicitated at the PGI on Saturday. mark World Organ Donation Day. It witnessed participation by more than 400 delegates from the medical frater- nity and civil society across the region today. Seven donor families were honoured for their exemplary gesture of organ donation amid their own tragedy. Their gesture has given a second lease of life to 42 patients of organ c m y b failure and restored the sight of 24 corneal blind patients through organ and tissue transplant at the PGI. The first heart transplant was held by Prof GD Puri, Prof D Behera, Prof Ajay Bahl and Prof Shyam Thingam in August, 2013. Around seven hearts were transplanted at the PGI and 20 hearts shared (removed at the PGI and shifted to other hospitals) with other institutions. A lung was transplanted in July, 2017, and three lungs were shared with other institutions, the farthest being the MGM Healthcare, Chennai. As many as 65 livers were transplanted and 30 livers shared with other institutions. continued on page 3 Chandigarh, August 13 Power consumption is likely to go up by nearly 93,458 kilowatt (kW) in the next three years in the city with power consumers expected to increase by nearly 10,000. As per the connected load growth projections approved by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission, (JERC), all categories of consumers will be requiring 17,48,987 kW by 2024-25, whereas the power consumption in 202122 was 16,55,529 kW. A petition has been filed by the UT Electricity Department before the JERC for the approval of the projections for the multi-year control period from 2022-23 to 2024-25. By keeping 2020-21 as the base year, the commission approved a load of 16,86,035 kW for 202223, 17,17,183 kW for 2023-24 and 17,48,987 kW for 2024-25. A maximum of power was approved for the domestic consumers and non-domestic consumers. The domestic consumers will need nearly 57,640 kW more in the next three years in comparison to 9,22,872 kW energy consumed in 2021-22. Similarly, non-domestic consumers will be requiring 33,863 kW more in 2024-25 compared to 5,04,304 kW energy consumed in 2021-22. The commission has also approved the consumer growth projections for the next three years. As per the approval, all categories of power consumers are likely to be increased by nearly 10,328 in CONSUMERS CATEGORY BASE YEAR Domestic Non-domestic Large supply Medium supply Others TOTAL 2021-22 2,00,945 26,625 110 1,474 4,122 2,33,276 CATEGORY BASE YEAR Domestic Non-domestic Others TOTAL 2021-22 9,22,872 5,04,304 2,28,353 16,55,529 EXPECTED GROWTH 2022-23 2,03,356 27,461 111 1,478 4,248 2,36,654 2023-24 2,05,797 28,323 111 1,483 4,383 2,40,097 2024-25 2,08,266 29,213 112 1,487 4,527 2,43,604 CONSUMPTION (IN kW) EXPECTED REQUIREMENT 2022-23 9,41,699 5,15,348 2,28,988 16,86,035 2023-24 9,60,910 5,26,634 2,29,639 17,17,183 2024-25 9,80,512 5,38,167 2,30,307 17,48,987 SOLAR POWER PLANS The Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society of the UT plans to generate 100 MW by 2024-25 through solar power to meet the energy requirement of the city. the next three years. The domestic consumers are likely to be increased by 7,321 by 2024-25 in comparison to 2,00,945 consumers in 2021-22. The commission has projected a growth of non-domestic consumers by nearly 2,588 by 2024-25, whereas the number of such consumers was 26,625 in 2021-22. To reduce intrastate transmission and distribution (T&D) losses, the Electricity Department submitted before the commission that it continued on page 5
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