18092022-CT-01.qxd 9/18/2022 1:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH BLOOD DONATION, HEALTH CAMPS MARK PM’S BIRTHDAY A free mega multi-specialty health check-up camp at Sector 39 marks PM Narendra Modi’s 72nd birthday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,131 48,308 1,00,932 RECOVERED 97,857 47,863 99,694 NEW CASES 7 6 1 ACTIVE 93 24 70 CHANGE 16 5 16 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 85 PANCHKULA 52 MOHALI 52 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF BAN ON DRONES NEAR STADIUM Mohali: To maintain the law and order situation, DC Amit Talwar has banned the flying of drones in the stadium and its adjoining area. The flying of any type of drone and unmanned aerial vehicle has been banned in this area from September 18 to 20. TNS PAGE 3 MAX 35°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.1°C | MIN 25.1°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:24 PM Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 17 Charging an electric vehicle is likely to cost about Rs 9 per unit in the city and it will take 28-30 units to fully charge a car. The UT Administration had invited tenders to run the charging stations. The administration received the lowest bids of Rs 3.245, including 18% GST, for slow and medium charging and Rs 4.661, including 18% GST, for fast charging. After including the electricity charges fixed by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission at Rs 3.60 per kWh, the consumers are likely to pay Rs 6.845 per unit without lease rent for slow and medium charging per unit and Rs 8.261 per unit (without lease rent) for fast charging. However, the lease money is yet to be decided by the administration. “If the UT levies a minimum of Re 1 per unit as lease rent, then the consumers will have to pay Rs 7.845 per unit for slow and medium charging and Rs 9.261 for fast charging,” said an official, adding that the Centre had also asked the UT to charge Re 1 only as lease rent. He, however, said the administration would be requested to forego the lease amount for at least first one to 683 EVs COST OF CHARGING PER UNIT SLOW/MODERATE FAST SERVICE CHARGES ~2.75 ~3.95 GST @18% ~0.49 ~0.71 ELECTRICITY CHARGES ~3.60 ~3.60 LEASE RENT ~1 (TENTATIVE) ~1 (TENTATIVE) TOTAL ~7.84 ~9.26 three years. The official said the lease rent and EV charging tariff were likely to be finalised next week. The battery can be fully charged between 30 and 60 minutes at a fast-charging station, while it will take nearly six hours to fully charge at a normal charging station. The official said the running cost of an electric vehicle was far lower than the vehicles running of fossil fuel. The running cost of an electric vehicle would come 6 positive in P’kula PANCHKULA: Fresh six cases of Covid had surfaced during the past 24 hours, taking the number of positive cases to 48,308 in the district. There were 24 active cases with the death toll of 421. — TNS Students form an image and a human chain at the Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Saturday. 2K youth form human chain Chandigarh, September 17 Over 2,000 students of schools and colleges today formed a human image and a chain to give the message of waste segregation, at the Rose Garden, Sector 16, which marked the launch of MC launches ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ fortnight “Swachh Amrit Mahotsav” fortnight being organised by the Municipal Corporation. The human image featured Thief mistakes brass for gold, leaves silver crown behind Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Mohali, September 17 A thief mistook a brass idol of Laddoo Gopal for gold and stole it from the Singha Devi temple near Nayagaon, leaving behind a silver crown and a flute worth about Rs 15,000, on Friday morning. Realising his folly, the idol thief tried to sell it off to a Panchkula-based scrap dealer for ~1000, but landed in the police net. The police said a suspicious youth was seen near the sanctum sanctorum of the temple in CCTV footage. Nayagaon SHO Kulwant Singh said, “A 21-year-old youth, Chhotu, a resident of Khudda Ali Sher, who stole the idol, has been arrested. They have stepped up vigil to curb theft incidents. We have also SUNRISE MONDAY 6:09 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 30 units needed to fully charge car; lease rent, charging tariff likely to be finalised next week The city witnessed seven cases of Covid19 on Saturday. As many as 23 patients recovered from the disease. — TNS The district had reported only one case of Covid in the past 24 hours. Of a total of 1,00,932 cases, 99,694 have been cured. There were 70 active cases with the death toll of 1,168 in the district. — TNS Panchkula police arrest two more persons in case of a brutal attack on a youth of Rajiv Colony on July 11. Court ChargingEVs to cost about ~9 per unit monthgrantsKalyani tocheckchallan CHANDIGARH: MOHALI: PAGE 3 TWO MORE ARRESTED FOR BRUTAL ATTACK ON YOUTH Panchkula district reports 27 new cases of dengue. Eighteen patients admitted to government hospitals. 7 infected in UT One case in Mohali PAGE 3 DENGUE: 27 MORE STUNG IN PANCHKULA DISTRICT Tries to sell idol to scrap dealer, nabbed; Nayagaon residents blame police apathy for rising crime THEFTS A DAILY AFFAIR ❝Tyres, batteries, motors, two-wheelers, grills or anything that is of any value are stolen in one locality or the other here daily. WhatsApp groups are full of CCTV footage of thefts but the police are least bothered. ❞ Umesh Manchanda, NAYAGAON RESIDENT traced the suspects in the Kumaon Colony theft case and they will be arrested soon.” Three days ago, five women lost their gold chains during a religious congregation at the Shiv temple in Kumaon Colony. “A few suspicious women are seen in the CCTV footage of the event,” the police said. Meanwhile, local residents said with incidents of thefts becoming a daily affair in Nayagaon, long queues of complainants could be seen at the police station. “Tyres, batteries, motors, twowheelers, grills or anything that is of any value are stolen in one locality or the other here daily. WhatsApp groups are full of CCTV footage of thefts but the police are least bothered,” said Umesh Manchanda, an advocate and local Nayagaon. Residents said drug peddlers and addicts were behind most of the incidents of theft, snatching and other crimes. the Open Hand and four coloured bins that are used for waste segregation. The activity was undertaken to mobilise people across the city to bring about a behavioural change, so that the city continued on page 3 COMMERCIAL PLOTS UT, MHA get three months to frame conversion policy Chandigarh, September 17 On framing a policy on conversion of leasehold industrial and commercial plots to freehold, the Supreme Court has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Chandigarh Administration to take action within three months. In an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court on September 14, the MHA had requested the court to grant it three months to examine the proposal received from the UT Administration as the issue involved an important matter of policy, which required a thorough, detailed and careful consideration and extensive consultation with stakeholders concerned. In the action taken report continued on page 3 c m y b have been registered from January 2021 to July 2022 in the city CARS, SCOOTERS YEAR 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 CAR TWO-WHEELERS 7 19 54 7 125 204 around to Re 1 per km, while that of a petrol vehicle on an average was nearly Rs 5 per km, he added. The Centre had sanctioned 48 charging stations for Chandigarh under Phase I of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) India scheme. As many as 28 fast-charging stations, out of 37 sanctioned under the FAME-II scheme, have been installed and energised, but are yet to be made functional. The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), the nodal agency for implementation of the EV policy and installation of charging stations in the city, has so far commissioned 76 charging stations in areas, including Sukhna Lake, Sector 42 lake, Sectors 9, 17 and 31. The administration will also install 44 more charging stations under the Chandigarh developer mode. As many as 328 electric vehicles can be charged simultaneously across the city on slow, moderate and fast chargers. Battery-swapping stations will also be set up along with the charging stations at 26 locations in the first phase. In the first two years of the EV policy period, 100 public charging stations will be installed in the UT. Within six months of implementation of the EV policy, it will be mandatory for all fuel stations to set up EV charging stations. Hearing in case to start on Oct 15 ing of challan as the record, i.e. challan and annexed documents, is voluminous.“ The court has fixed October 15 for recording Kalyani’s statement regarding the checkTribune News Service ing of challan and other documents. Kalyani has been grantChandigarh, September 17 ed bail in the case by the Punjab Special Judicial Magistrate, and Haryana High Court. CBI, Chandigarh, Sukhdev In the charge sheet filed Singh has granted Kalyani against Kalyani, the CBI has Singh, an accused in the Sippy claimed Kalyani killed 35Sidhu murder case, one month year-old national-level shootto check the challan er and advocate and other docuSukhmanpreet ments before hearSingh Sidhu (Siping commences. py) for sending her Kalyani had objectionable phosought two months tographs to others. for checking the Kalyani wanted to challan and other marry him but that documents before did not happen. To the hearing. Narenget rid of Sippy der Singh, Public Sidhu, Kalyani Kalyani Singh Prosecutor of the contacted him CBI, opposed her plea on the through the mobile phones of ground that if she was granted two persons and made him two-month time to check the meet her in a park of Sector challan, it would delay the com- 27 here. When Sippy Sidhu mencement of trial. reached the park, Kalyani, The court said, “Keeping in along with an unidentified view the submission made by assailant, killed him with accused Kalyani and objec- a.12-bore shot gun on Septions raised by the Public tember 20, 2015, said the Prosecutor for the CBI, this chargesheet. court is of the considered view However, Kalyani said the that one-month time is suffi- CBI falsely implicated her in cient for the purpose of check- the case. SIPPY MURDER CASE
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