22092022-CT-01.qxd 9/22/2022 1:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH UT ADMN READIES ROAD MAP TO HARNESS 75MWp SOLAR POWER UT Administration aims at achieving 75 MWp of solar power generation by August 15 next year. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY PAGE 2 STUDENTS OF 75 CITY SCHOOLS COLLECT 1,200-KG PLASTIC WASTE P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,160 48,315 100,983 RECOVERED 97,914 48,883 99,735 NEW CASES 9 3 5 ACTIVE 65 11 80 CHANGE 5 7 8 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.1°C | MIN 26.5°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:19 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:11 AM PANCHKULA 52 MOHALI Tribune News Service 64 53 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE SIT members again visit crime scene at university Former mess worker questioned, say sources CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY CBI probe sought VIDEO ‘LEAK’ Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 Chandigarh, September 21 As many as 895 flats have been found to be illegally occupied during a survey of more than 18,000 flats conducted by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB). The board had received complaints that a number of allottees had sold or transferred their flats. These flats, allotted to beneficiaries under various schemes, cannot be sold or transferred. Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB, said a survey of 18,138 small flats allotted to beneficiaries by the board under the Rehabilitation Scheme, Small Flat Scheme and the Affordable Rental Housing Scheme was carried out by officials to see whether these were occupied by the allottees and their families only. These flats were located at Sector 49, Sector 56, Sector 38-West, Dhanas, Industrial Area, Mauli Jagran, Ramdarbar, Maloya (Small Flats) and Maloya (ARHC). Of these flats, 895 were found to be occupied “illegally” by others. While 1,268 flats were found to be locked, the occupants of 130 flats refused to share information. He said 211 flats were under the occupation of government departments. Four flats were sealed by the CHB teams, while three were found vacant. Of the 18,138 flats, 15,627 were found to be occupied by the original allottees, added the CEO. Garg said these flats had SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF ESTATE OFFICE CAMP TOMORROW Chandigarh: The Estate Office will be organising a camp at the office of Director of Industries, Plot No. 39, PhaseII, Chandigarh, on September 23 for lessees/allottees of industrial plots/sites in Industrial Area Phase-I and II to deposit their dues in respect of their allotted sites. On-the-spot receipts of the dues deposited would be issued. The camp timings will be 10 am to 4 pm. TNS Nine contract virus in city Chandigarh: The city witnessed nine cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday. As many as 14 patients recovered from the disease. TNS 3 test positive in P’kula dist FINDINGS OF CHD HOUSING BOARD SURVEY Area 18,138 FLATS COVERED UNDER SURVEY 15,627 OCCUPIED BY ORIGINAL ALLOTTEES 2 months SURVEY DURATION been allotted for the occupation of the allottees and their families only. The allottees, who have illegally sold, sub-let or transferred their flats, and the purchasers both are liable to face action on charges of fraud, cheating or forgery, etc, he said. Other persons, including property dealers, document writers, middleman, etc, who are involved in such illegal transactions of small flats, are also liable to face action, he added. At the time of survey, the occupant of a flat was Original allotees Sec 49 777 Sec 56 627 Sec 38-West 808 Dhanas 7,420 Industrial Area 83 Mauli Jagran 1,289 Ram Darbar 464 Maloya (SF) 2,366 Maloya (ARHCs) 1,793 Total 15,627 Occupied by others 71 106 86 336 5 94 63 77 57 895 required to establish his/her identity and being family member of the allottee. The term family member includes parent, brother, sister, spouse, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and grandchildren of the allottee. Friends, cousins, relatives may reside with the allottee for a shorter duration but they cannot be permanent residents of the flat. “Occupation of the flat by relatives, cousins, friends or other persons, in the absence of the allottee or his/her family members will be treated as Locked Sealed by CHB 88 131 2 134 513 2 16 110 44 103 129 1,268 4 Vacant property 1 2 3 violation and the allottee will be required to explain the same. If it is found that an allottee or his family members are not residing in the flat, then it will be treated as a violation of terms and conditions of allotment,” he said. He said the CHB might also file FIRs against those who are involved in such illegal deals. “In next few days, Dharam Pal, UT Advisercum-Chairman, CHB, will consider the report of the door-to-door survey to decide on further course of action,” added the CEO. Soon, real-time charging station info on app Panchkula: Fresh three cases of Covid had surfaced during the past 24 hours in the district. Of a total of 48,315 cases, 47,883 patients have been cured. There were 11 active cases with the death toll of 421 in the district. TNS Users to get updates on time slot, type of station, load, location and tariff EV POLICY Tribune News Service 5 infected in Mohali dist Chandigarh, September 21 Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST), nodal agency for the implementation of the Electric Vehicle (EV) policy, will soon develop a mobile application to provide realtime information on charging stations such as updates on time slot, type of station, load, Mohali: Fresh five cases of Covid were reported in the district, taking the number of positive cases to 100,983. A total of 99,735 patients have been cured. There were 80 active cases with the death toll of 1,168. TNS PETROL STATIONS TO SET UP UNITS WITHIN 6 MONTHS ■ All new bus procurements, replacements to be electric vehicles only ■ Building bylaws to be amended to make homes, workplaces ‘EV ready’ for at least 20% of vehicle load. ■ No registration of two- wheelers, threewheelers running on fossil fuel after two years. ■ Petrol stations to set up charging infrastructure within six months location and tariff. The Administration yesterday notified the EV Policy2022. Apart from providing incentives to the EV buyers, the administration has put a cap on the registration of vehicles running on conventional fuel to gradually phase out these in UT. The UT will stop the registration of two-wheelers and three-wheelers running on the fossil fuel after two years. The society will develop a single-window platform that will be integrated with all stakeholders to provide a one-stop solution to users for various incentives under the policy. On the UT’s initiatives towards inclusion of EVs into its fleet, all new bus procurements and replacements will be electric vehicles only. Continued on page 2 India-Oz tie: A horrifying experience for many fans Accuse cops of helping people sans ticket enter stadium; no complaint received, say police Deepankar Sharda COP, STAFF COLLUSION Tribune News Service police, with the ❝Theemployees, were help of letting people (without ticket) in. The staff were made to open the gates with their accreditation card’s barcode. ❞ FILE PHOTO Mohali, September 21 The T20 international match between India and Australia played at IS Bindra PCA Stadium here yesterday was a horrifying experience for many fans, who failed to gain entry to the stadium despite having valid tickets. As these fans, including women and children, watched people illegally enter the stadium, allegedly with the help of the police personnel deployed there, the mounted police lathicharged them for not properly queuing up. The police action led to a stampede-like situation. “There were no lights installed near the gates. The Honey Goyal, police, with the help of outsourced employees, were letting people (without ticket) in. The employees were made to open the gates with their accreditation card’s barcode. People protested this illegal practice and tried to forcibly entry the stadium. This was a very horrifying experience for me. My six-year-old son and wife were also with me,” said Honey Goyal, a spectator. “The stadium has hosted many matches but such a situation had never been witnessed. The public at gates No. 3-4, 8-9 were affected the most. A SPECTATOR A large number of people were allowed to gather in a congested space and there were no proper arrangements to control the crowds,” claimed Pulkit, another young fan. Seat numbers of no use While many fans were strug- c m y b PAGE 2 A truck carrying 40 tonne of inert overturned at Sector 20/30/32/33 roundabout around 3 am. 1,268 flats were locked, occupants of 130 flats refused to share info CHANDIGARH THREE SUFFER INJURIES AS TRUCK OVERTURNS IN CITY The plastic waste collected by students of 75 schools will be sorted and stacked at waste recovery centres. 895 CHB small flats in illegal possession TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD PAGE 2 gling to gain entry to the stadium, those, who were inside, failed to get the allotted seats. “I didn’t understand for what purpose the seat numbers were mentioned on the tickets. The people were asked to sit wherever they wished. Instead of appointing employees at the gates, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) could have hired volunteers to ensure that spectators got the allotted seats. There was total chaos at the stands with people sitting all over the entry and exit stairs,” said Anup Mehta, another spectator. While there was chaos outside, top police officials were busy making arrangements Continued on page 2 Mohali, September 21 The Special Investigation Team (SIT) today visited the Chandigarh University campus and again inspected the washroom on the seventh floor of D Block of the Le Corbusier hostel. The university authorities assured the team that necessary structural changes would be carried out to secure the place for the hostel inmates. The university is set to open for teaching on September 26. The SIT in-charge, Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, said: “We inspected the crime again scene. They have assured us that structural changes would be carried out. But as of now, the crime scene will be preserved till the investigation is over.” The police said several persons had been called, who, they feel, could lead the investigation further. “We have to ensure that the Continued on page 2 2 duped by con men posing as power staff Chandigarh, September 21 Two more city residents have lost their money to fraudsters posing as employees of the UT Electricity Department. Such incidents had been reported in the city earlier also. Sarabjit Singh of Sector 38 (West) reported that he had received a WhatsApp message, which read his power connection would be snapped by evening since the last month’s bill payment was not updated in the record. A mobile number was mentioned in the message for assistance. The complainant called on that number. The person on the other side told him that the last month’s bill was not updated and made the complainant download the “Quick Support” app. The suspect made the complainant transfer Rs 10, which, he claimed, will be adjusted to the next month’s bill. Later, the complainant found that Rs 81,590 was transferred from his bank account. Another city resident, P Siddambary of Sector 37, was also duped of Rs 85,000 in a fraud similar to the earlier one. — TNS Chandigarh, September 21 Days after the MMS scandal rocked a private university in Mohali, an advocate today filed a petition in public interest seeking an inquiry into the matter by the National Investigation Agency or the CBI. Directions have also been sought to adequately compensate the “sufferer students” in view of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution. Petitioner-advocate Jagmohan Singh Bhatti also sought adoption of appropriate steps for “health and welfare of the girl students” and the “agitating students” and not to resort to “inhuman behaviour” towards them by the district administration. Mystery shrouds woman’s death Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 21 A 30-year-old woman died under mysterious circumstances while undergoing a minor operation for tooth extraction at HSJ Dental College and Hospital, Panjab University. The deceased has been identified as Shrimati, a resident of Sector 80, Mohali. “She was given local anaesthesia. She immediately complained of discomfort and breathlessness, and senior doctors were called in immediately. The senior doctors tried the CPR for more than an hour, but the patient couldn’t be revived. Continued on page 2
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