27092022-CT-01.qxd 9/27/2022 1:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 27 SEPTEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 INT'L FILM FEST KICKS OFF IN CITY, 50 FILMS TO BE SCREENED MANDEEP'S TON HELPS PUNJAB CRICKET CLUB LOG 150-RUN WIN Tricity rings in the festivities by celebrating films with fourth edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival. FORECAST P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,188 48,327 1,01,011 RECOVERED 97,966 48,887 99,774 NEW CASES 3 0 2 ACTIVE 41 19 69 CHANGE 2 0 8 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 EV POLICY 50% fee refund |~3K-18K/seat for imparting training AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH Dushyant Singh Pundir PANCHKULA MOHALI Chandigarh, September 26 To promote entrepreneurship in electric vehicle (EV) mobility in the UT, start-ups registering national and international patents will be reimbursed up to 50 per cent of the cost. The cost incurred by the start-up in fee and all other costs associated with the registration of IP (intellectual property) rights will be subject to a cap of Rs 2 lakh for national IP rights and Rs 5 lakh for international IP rights. However, the incentive will be provided only to first 10 eligible patents, according to the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy notified recently by the UT Administration in order to make Chandigarh a ‘Model EV City’ by achieving one of the highest penetration of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) amongst all Indian cities by the end of the policy period of five years. 30 52 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE MOBILITY Tribune News Service 56 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 2 SNATCH GOLD CHAIN IN SEC 51 Chandigarh: Two motorcycleborne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a woman in Sector 51. The complainant, a resident of Sector 51, claimed the suspects snatched her chain on September 25. A case has been registered at the Sector 49 police station and an investigation has been initiated. TNS TRAIN CANCELLED, 2 SHORT-TERMINATED CATEGORY Infrastructure Patent fee INCENTIVE ~3,000/seat per month Reimbursement up to 50% of cost ■ Start-ups should be registered ■ Benefits under scheme not to be with Startup India with valid certificate from Centre ■ Start-ups must have registered office in Chandigarh ■ Should offer product/ services/USP in EV sector/ecosystem considered an entitlement ■ CREST reserves sole right to accept/reject applications Aimed at fostering research and innovation in electric mobility and promoting entrepreneurship in the space, the UT would support the objectives through entrepreneur- Ringing in festivity Chandigarh: Due to soil erosion on railway tracks on the Kalanaur and Sarsawa sections in Haryana on Monday, three trains had been affected at the Chandigarh Railway Station. ChandigarhRamnagar Express was cancelled, whereas Patliputra Express was short-terminated at Roorkee and LucknowChandigarh Express was shotterminated at Saharanpur, said Station Superintendent JP Singh. The train traffic on the track has been stopped. TNS MAX INCENTIVE MAX BENEFICIARIES ~18,000/seat per month First 10 National IP ~2L/Int’l IP ~5L First 10 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA TO GET INCENTIVE ship development and for that electric vehicle start-ups would be encouraged with incentives, said an official. On developing infrastructure, the UT will grant Rs The Sector 45-based gaushala will offer tastefully crafted 88,000 diyas made of cow dung this Diwali. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:14 AM UT offers sops to start-ups filing patent, creating infra TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SUNSET TUESDAY 6:13 PM TO OFFER SHORT-TERM COURSES ■ Admn aims at pushing skill development, training and job creation, as EV manufacturing and servicing need skilled manpower ■ Will promote industry-led eMobility Centre of Excellence for advanced electric and automotive research in tie-up with leading institutions/angel networks/industrial units ■ Short-term courses on emobility, EV supply equipment, repair and maintenance, battery making & upkeep to be introduced by Education & Transport Departments 3,000 per seat (for training) on a monthly basis with maximum incentive of Rs 18,000 per month only for first 10 start-ups related to Continued on page 2 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Fake CBI officer makes cops raid P’kula house Extortion bid over ‘property dispute’ Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 26 A fake CBI officer along with an accomplice and two real policemen raided a house in Sector 2 here with the motive of extorting money from the house owner claiming his property was disputed. He was arrested after the house owner got suspicious and informed the police. Babban Zaidi, a resident of Sector 2, Panchkula, said the main suspect, posing as CBI Deputy Commissioner Danish Iqbal, claimed the house was a disputed property and he had come to investigate the matter. Danish was accompanied by another person, whom he referred to as ‘ACP’. Danish told Babban his house was surrounded by the police. The two suspects “interrogated” him for several hours and also made videos of his children and the house. Babban said he offered the imposters tea four times as they questioned him. Both told him “CBI commissioner Dubey” was against him and he would not be able to get bail in the case. APPROACHED SEC 2 POST OVER ‘PROBE’ ACP Surinder Kumar said the suspect, accompanied by his accomplice, reached the Sector 2 post and told the police officials posted there that he had to visit house No. 803 in Sector 2 for investigation in a case of antinational activities. His identity is yet to be ascertained. The fake CBI officer told him he would make a report in his favour. To this, Babban said the case regarding the house had already been decided by the court in his favour. Babban said his daughter, who had done LLB, got suspicious when they threatened him and demanded money. When Babban started quarrelling with the duo, one of them fled the spot, while the other was caught. He informed the police. A police team reached there and took the suspect to the Sector 5 police station. Meanwhile, ACP Surinder Kumar said the suspect and his accomplice reached the Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service IIIIIIII IIIIIIII III IIIIII IIII IIII III II III IIIIII IIII IIII III II II II IIIIIIII IIIIIIII Zirakpur underpass mess: Two alternatives, but little respite I III III IIIIII IIII II II II II II II III II II II III II IIII IIIIII II II II 6 II II II II II 19 I II 20 II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIII I I I I I I I I I IIIIIIII I I IIII I Under- I I I I I I III c o n st ru II c ti kpur Ro ad u n d e rp o n a ss II II III III IIII IIII Zirakpur 47 Chandigarh International Airport Terminal (Mohali) MAP NOT TO SCALE Aeroc ity Mohali IISER MAIN ROAD Chandigarh to Patiala Chowk VIA P’KULA III III III III IIII IIII III III III The situation will ease get aware about ❝demand for lowering ofas peopleassessment. new system. Higher-ups may consider the fee after ❞ — JP Singh, SUPERINTENDENT, CHANDIGARH RAILWAY STATION “Allowing a six-minute free passage is too less as a large number of vehicles arrive at the railway station within a short span. It takes time to remove or load the luggage. The free window needs to be stretched,” says Vishal, a Sector 38 resident and a frequent visitor to the railway station. While asserting the move to charge fee from those park- ing vehicles for longer periods will help ease chaos, often caused by parked erickshaws, autos and cabs, they say charging hefty fee for breaching the window I I II I I II Tribune News Service IT city Mohali Rly St. III II ala Ph-11 Bestech Mall SITUATION TO EASE WITH AWARENESS, HIGHER-UPS MAY REVIEW FEE Gaurav Kanthwal To Am b 48 get clear passage for pick up/drop off and leave within six minutes ■ Large number of vehicles arrive at the railway station within a short span; removing or loading luggage takes time ■ Charging ~200 for up to 30-minute halt and ~1,000 for over 30 minutes is ‘exorbitant and unrealistic’ No new power connections for 11 Danger lurks in Sec 33 Z’pur societies over norm violation park, MC unmoved II P’kula Industrial Area III II Chd-Zira II II 33 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I I 20 IIIII IIIIIIIIIIIII atiala To P 45 I 50 14 II II I 49 Tribune Chowk ■ No mechanism to ensure vehicles was no solution. “Charging Rs 200 for up to 30-minute halt and Rs 1,000 for over 30 minutes is unrealistic. The authorities should reconsider their decision and rationalise the fee to make it more affordable for people,” says Om Parkash, another city resident. Visitors to the railway station say there is no mechanism in place to ensure vehicles get a clear passage to pick up or drop off passengers and leave within six minutes. “The rush often leads to arguments and even fights among drivers, who blame one another for the delay,” says Ankit, another visitor. JP Singh, Superintendent, Chandigarh Railway Station, Continued on page 2 II II 46 31 Hallo Majra light point II II II 32 29 15 II II 30 Samba, was produced in the court after being arrested from Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh on September 24 and brought here on a twoday transit remand. The seven-day police remand of the three other suspects ended today after which the court extended their remand by five days. The police had sought remand of all four as they wanted to cross-examine the suspects together, given that the Army Continued on page 2 I II II Chandigarh VIDEO ‘LEAK’ II II I IIIII Chandigarh Rly St. 28 CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY II 16 I II II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Mohali, September 26 A Kharar court today sent all four suspects in the Chandigarh University video “leak” case to five-day police remand. The fourth suspect, Army man Sanjeev Singh (29) of II II I II 26 IIIIIIIIIIIII 27 Panchkula 17 II II II 5-day remand for 4 suspects II I II II 18 hwa y II TRAVEL TIME SAME ON P’KULA,10MOHALI DETOURS Zira kpur -P’ku la- K alka Hig II II IIIIII II Zirakpur, September 26 With the travel time from Tribune Chowk to Patiala light point in Zirakpur unlikely to come down from current 55 minutes to 30 minutes any time soon owing to the ongoing work on the underpass, road users are exploring alternative routes to save time and avoid inconvenience. There are two designated alternative routes to avoid the bottleneck — one via Panchkula and the other from Mohali, but the travel time remains more or less the same. While the Hallo MajraPanchkula-Zirakpur road is shorter but bumpy and congested, the Airport Road detour is considerably longer for road users from the Chandigarh side. It takes almost 55 minutes from Tribune Chowk to Patiala light point in Zirakpur, an 8-km Continued on page 2 THEIR CONCERNS Chandigarh, September 26 While the order allowing a sixminute window to vehicles for free pick up or drop off at the Chandigarh Railway Station gate is aimed at easing congestion, commuters feel there is a need to stretch the window, besides lowering the exorbitant charges levied for a longer halt. Many visitors rue the free window, especially at the time of arrival and departure of trains, is too small, given the high volume of passengers arriving at the railway station in cars or auto-rickshaws with luggage. A majority of them wants the cap to be extended to 10 minutes to facilitate car drivers. A child tolls bells installed two years after the Covid-19 pandemic on the first day of Navratras at Mansa Devi temple on Monday. P3 Tribune News Service Army man Sanjeev Singh at court. Peeved, rail travellers want free drop off cap extended RAVI KUMAR Sanjay Bumbroo Gaurav Kanthwal PAGE 3 GAUSHALA TO OFFER 88,000 COW DUNG DIYAS THIS DIWALI Mandeep Singh scores a brilliant quick-fire century to help Punjab Cricket Club defeat Petroleum SPB. MAX 32°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.9°C | MIN 21.2°C PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 3 VIA MOHALI Tribune Chowk-Hallo Tribune Chowk-IISERMajra light point-P’kula Airport light pointInd Area-Patiala Chowk Patiala Chowk Distance: 8 km Distance: 13.6 km Distance: 23 km Commute time: 55 min Commute time: 50 min Commute time: 50 min Mohali, September 26 Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has stopped issuing new connections to 11 housing societies and colonies over violations of the Electricity Supply Instructions Manual (ESIM) guidelines. In his August 10 letter, the SDO Tech-2, Dhakoli, has listed out the names of the erring colonies in Gazipur and Dhakoli and informed the SDO Commercial about the instructions from the Chief Engineer (Commercial), Patiala, to stop issuing new power connections till all c m y b MOST LOCATED IN GAZIPUR, DHAKOLI Essentia Homes, Singhpura Maya Garden Galleria, Singhpura FIO Homes II, Dhakoli Platinum Homes, Sanauli, Dhakoli Pink City, Dhakoli Motia HUYS, Dhakoli Motia Pacific Centre, Gazipur Aakriti Complex, Singhpura Omkar Enclave, Gazipur Ananta Square, Gazipur Bollywood Esencia, Gazipur conditions are met by the societies and colonies. Zirakpur PSPCL Executive Engineer HS Oberoi said: “We have stopped issuing new power connections as there are certain violations Continued on page 2 Chandigarh, September 26 Even after the passage of nearly two months, the Municipal Corporation has failed to repair a caved-in portion of a park in Sector 33-A. Due to the cave-in, a segment of the iron grill had also given way, posing a threat to residents, especially children. However, the authorities have failed to take remedial measures. Wing Commander SK Ahluwalia (retd), a resident, says: “Initially, it was a small pit. The MC got it filled with sand, but following rain, it caved in further. Despite repeated complaints, the damaged portion has not been A caved-in portion of park in Sector 33-A. PRADEEP TEWARI repaired.” He adds: “Small children play in the vicinity. It poses a big risk to them. Is the MC waiting for an accident to happen? They must take preventive measures.” — TNS
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