25082022-CT-01.qxd 8/25/2022 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 25 AUGUST 2022 | CHANDIGARH UT ADMN LAUNCHES FREE VAX DRIVE TO STEM LSD SPREAD PAGE 2 UT’S KARANVEER CLAIMS LEAD ON DAY 2 OF GOLF TOURNEY Dept of Animal Husbandry launches campaign to vaccinate healthy cattle in villages and gaushalas of the city. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 98,526 48,031 1,00,585 RECOVERED 96,963 47,486 99,064 NEW CASES 41 18 55 ACTIVE 384 125 354 CHANGE 26 19 32 DEATHS 1,179 420 1,167 NEW 1 0 0 CHANDIGARH 50 PANCHKULA 40 MOHALI 35 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF TENANT INFO NOT GIVEN, ONE HELD Chandigarh: The UT police have booked a landlord for disobeying the District Magistrate’s orders by not providing information about his tenant. The police said Harwinder Singh didn’t provide information about his tenant at the Maloya police station following which a case under Section 188 of the IPC was registered against him. He was arrested and later released on bail. TNS TWO ARRESTED OVER FLESH TRADE Zirakpur: The police reacued two girls and arrested two local residents in a case of human trafficking and forcing the girls into flesh trade. The suspects have been identified as Rahul and Manpreet Singh, residents of Air Force Enclave. The police said the suspects were nabbed near an eatery in Zirakpur along with two girls in a car. A case has been registered at the Zirakpur police station. TNS YOUTH BOOKED FOR MINOR’S RAPE Zirakpur: A youth has been booked for raping a minor employed as a domestic help at a housing society on the VIP Road here on Wednesday. The complainant stated that the youth, an acquaintance, took her to the roof of the society and raped her on the pretext of marrying her. Zirakpur SHO Deepinder Singh Brar said they had registered a case on the girl’s statement. TNS SUNSET THURSDAY 6:53 PM Sandeep Rana Chandigarh, August 24 For the first time, the local Municipal Corporation is going to offer its 18 commercial properties in Mani Majra on a freehold basis via e-auction. In all, 15 SCFs, two restaurants and a motor trade site will go under the hammer. The reserved price for SCFs has been kept between Rs 3.05 crore and Rs 3.19 crore, while the base price of restaurants is Rs 6.25 crore. The sites are located near the Mani Majra bus stand, opposite Dhillon mall. The civic body has prepared the terms and conditions of the e-auction. The dates for filing of bids will be released soon. The booths are of 110 and 115 sq yd area, while the restaurant sites measure 225 sq yard. The prospective bidders will have to deposit 2 per cent of the reserved price as GOING UNDER THE HAMMER Unit SCFs Restaurants Booth (motor trade) No. 15 2 1 Size 110/115 sq yd 225 sq yd 110 sq yd Reserved price ~3.05 cr-~3.19 cr ~6.25 cr ~3.05 cr LOCATION: NEAR MANI MAJRA BUS STAND PROPERTIES LYING VACANT FOR YEARS 1 20 105 11 40 — Specialty hospital site in Mani Majra SCFs in Mani Majra Booths in Mauli Jagran Shops in Sec 17-22 subway Booths at new Sec 17 overbridge market Booths in Sector 39 CONVERTED AFTER REMAINING UNSOLD ■ More than 200 commercial/ institutional properties converted from leasehold to freehold are to be e-auctioned. In first phase, Mani Majra sites are being auctioned earnest money. The booths are meant for general trade/new special trade. One of the SCOs is for motor trade. Besides, the process for eauction of 200 other commer- ■ These properties have been lying unsold for several years since there were no takers as these were leasehold units and the prices were high cial and institutional properties that were converted from leasehold to freehold is on. In the first phase, these 18 Mani Majra properties have been put up for auction. Remove loose, overhanging cables by Oct, operators told Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 24 With clusters of overhanging cables and loose wires crisscrossing poles, trees and other structures in different parts of the city, the local Municipal Corporation has now set October deadline for the firms to remove these. “Three months i.e. up to October have been granted to cable operators to remove these on their own,” stated MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra. As per law, such violations can attract a penalty of Rs 10,000. Further, these cables/wires are to be removed at the risk and cost of the company or operators concerned. The civic body claims to have removed overhanging cables and wires in Sectors 25, 32, 41, 42, 44, 47, 51, 52 (Electricity Colony), 55, 61, Burail, Ram Darbar and Industrial Area, Phases-I and II. However, cables can still be found in these sectors. “A large number of cables has STILL VISIBLE DESPITE MC CLAIMS The MC claims to have removed overhanging cables in Sectors 25, 32, 41, 42, 44, 47, 51, 52 (Electricity Colony), 55 & 61, Burail, Ram Darbar and Industrial Area, Phases-I and II. However, loose cables can still be found in these sectors. POSE RISK to ❝Cables are tiedsector. power poles in our A cluster of loose cables affixed to a tree in Sector 30-A, Chandigarh. MANOJ MAHAJAN been tied to electricity poles in our sector. It pose a serious risk. Despite complaints, officials have chosen to look the other way,” said Aspinder Kaur Daisy, secretary, Residents’ Welfare Society, Sector 44. The cables cause unwarranted inconvenience to general public and are a threat to their safety. These also fre- Int’l airport to get full-fledged cargo facility within a month These pose a serious risk. But officials have chosen to look the other way ❞ Aspinder Kaur Daisy, SECRETARY, RESIDENTS’ WELFARE SOCIETY, SEC 44 quently trigger mild fire incidents, which at times lead to loss of life, property, and sudden accidents. “The authorities have been making tall claims, but cables are not being removed. Besides posing risk to the lives of people, these are an eyesore,” says Mahender Kumar, a resident of Sector 30. Mohali, August 24 Decks have been cleared to fully operationalise the cargo facility at the Chandigarh international airport in a month’s time. All necessary approvals had been secured with at Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL) and Airport Authority of India Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS), a specialised cargo operation agency, closing in on the agreement. The decision to enter into an agreement with the AAICLAS was finalised in the CHIAL Board meeting on August 20. CHIAL CEO Rakesh Ranjan Sahay said, “The 3-acre facility inside the airport will be handed over to the AAICLAS for operations and it will be up and about in a LIKELY TO GIVE FILLIP TO PUNJAB, HP BIZ PRESENTATION SOUGHT ON SHORTER ROUTE The cargo facility operational at the airport will give a fillip to the businesses of industrialists and exporters in Punjab. Vegetables, fruits and pharmaceutical houses in Himachal Pradesh will gain big. At the board meet on August 20, the airport authorities also decided to seek presentation from the UT regarding its plan for a shorter route to the airport. CHIAL CEO Rakesh Ranjan Sahay said, “We have sought presentation for more clarity on the project.” month’s time. The fullyoperationalised cargo facility will add a new dimension to the airport. The decision was finalised in the Board meeting on August 20. We will provide the covered structure and they will install the setup and operationalise it.” With this, the current capacity of 20 tonne is set to increase to 80 tonne in the coming days. Continued on page 2 These properties have been lying unsold for several years since there were no takers as these were leasehold units and the prices were high. Among the vacant properties are 20 SCFs and a speciality hospital site in Mani Majra, 105 booths in Mauli Jagran, shops in the Sector 17-22 subway, 40 booths in new overbridge market in Sector 17 and booths in Sector 39. Earlier, the UT Administration had after a long period approved e-auction of properties on a freehold basis. Some of these properties are worth crores and had fallen into ruin. Maintenance issues have also cropped up as these properties never got disposed of since construction. All prospective buyers had been pressing for selling these properties as freehold units. These properties could not be auctioned despite repeated attempts. Woman dies, 41 test positive in UT CHANDIGARH: The city reported a death and 41 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday. A 22-year-old woman from Sector 41 was brought dead at the GMSH-16 and tested positive posthumously. She was fully vaccinated against Covid. — TNS 55 contract virus in Mohali MOHALI: The district saw 55 fresh cases of Covid during the past 24 hours, while 87 more patients recovered from the disease. However, no death was reported on Wednesday. There are 354 active cases in the district. — TNS 18 get infection in Panchkula PANCHKULA:Eighteen more per- sons tested positive for Covid in the district during the past 24 hours, while 37 patients got the better of the disease. No new fatality took place in the district and the active caseload stood at 125 on Wednesday. — TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE CANCER HOSPITAL UNVEILED Prime Minister Narendra Modi examines a machine at Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in New Chandigarh, Mohali, on Wednesday. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann is also seen. COURTESY: PIB Amid thick security blanket, PM keeps date with Mohali Lands at venue in chopper | Barricading hassles locals Tribune News Service Mohali, August 24 As many as 5,000 persons attended the inauguration of Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ferozepur Bangar village in New Chandigarh here around 2.45 pm today. The venue and nearby area was turned into a fortress with heavy police deployment and elaborate barricading at every entry and exit point. Amid much anticipation since morning over the PM’s event, three Indian Air Force helicopters carrying the Prime Minister and other dignitaries landed one after the other at the venue in the afternoon. With shops closed and holiday declared in government and private schools in the area to minimise inconvenience to motorists, roads wore a deserted look across New Chandigarh till late in the afternoon. The movement of vehicles on the Chandigarh-Siswan main road (flyover) was unhindered throughout the day, bearing in mind the stretch caters to ambulances to the PGI, while entry and exit on service roads were mostly restricted. As many as 35 checkpoints were set up in the district to stop and check vehicles. While locals expressed displeasure at Continued on page 2 (Top) Schoolgirls walk past a barricade; and people protest ‘inadequate’ seating at the PM’s event in New Chandigarh. VICKY NO ENTRY FOR MEN IN BLACK SILENT PROTEST BY CITY CONG UNIT Several persons in black T-shirts and shirts with valid passes were stopped and denied entry to the venue by cops, fearing they could be protesters. The police also seized cigarette packs and pan masala pouches during frisking. The city Congress unit launched a silent campaign to confront the PM with posers over his “failure to fulfil electoral promises made during the last eight years”. The protesters holding placards in different areas questioned the PM on jobs, fuel price rise, MSP, etc. Clear dues in 7 days, CHB warns allottees Small flat owners may lose allotment on default of payment, says top official Tribune News Service Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service A middle-aged woman succumbs to her injuries in a hit-and-run case that took place on August 21. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:56 AM A first: 18 freehold business units up for e-auction by MC PAGE 3 WOMAN HIT-&-RUN VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES Chandigarh’s Karanveer Singha claims lead on the second day of the Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championship. MAX 32°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.3°C | MIN 28.4°C Tribune News Service AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE 3 Chandigarh, August 24 In a stern warning, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has asked allottees of 665 small flats to pay their dues within seven days, failing which their allotment will be cancelled. Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB, said despite repeated reminders, a huge number of allottees of small flats had not paid their outstanding dues. “The board is left with no alternative but to initiate the process of cancellation of allotment of units in cases where dues haven’t been paid despite repeated opportunities,” he said. Once a unit was cancelled, the allottee would be required to vacate it and if the appellate authority allowed its restoration, the allottee c m y b 665 ~8.4 CR ERRING ALLOTTEES TOTAL DUES EACH OWES AT LEAST ~1L ■ In March, show-cause notices were issued to 11,641 allottees, after which ~8 crore was deposited with the CHB ■ The board has prepared a list of 665 small flats allottees, each having minimum outstanding dues of ~1 lakh would have to pay the pending dues, with interest and revival charges, he said. In the first week of March, show-cause notices for cancellation were issued to 11,641 allottees. The same LEFT WITH NO OPTION left with no ❝We arebut to initiate alternative the process of cancellation of allotment in cases where dues haven’t beenpaid, — Yashpal Garg, CHIEF ❞ EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHB month, nearly Rs 8 crore was deposited with the CHB. Garg said a list of 665 small flats had been uploaded on the CHB website, showing outstanding dues of more than Rs 1 lakh each. “The total dues pending against these 665 allottees amount to Rs 8.40 crore. Considering that these allottees have the highest pending dues, their allotment will be cancelled in case they fail to clear their dues within a week,” he added. He asked the allottees to pay their dues by August 31 to avoid penalty and cancellation of units. The payments could be made at the Sampark Centre or through online mode by visiting CHB website www.chbonline.in. Those allottees who had already paid part of the amount could deposit the dues after deducting the payments already made. For the balance amount, they would have to submit an application with a photocopy of the payment proof for reconciliation. After verification, the CHB records would be updated. Youth dies in hit-and-run Tribune News Service Zirakpur, August 24 A 20-year-old migrant youth died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near the Baltana traffic lights on the Panchkula road here today. The deceased has been identified as Vipin Kumar, a resident of Mauli Jagran. Complainant Kamlesh Kumar, the victim’s father, said Vipin was going to work around midnight when an unidentified vehicle hit him. The youth was seriously injured in the accident and taken to a hospital in Dhakoli where he was declared dead. A case has been registered in this regard.
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