10112022-CT-01.qxd 11/10/2022 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 10 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH NOW, 24X7 PROCESSING OF WASTE AT JHEURIWALA PLANT PAGE 2 The plant set up by Panchkula civic body at Jheuriwala village will now process waste 24 hours a day. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,318 48,417 1,01,127 RECOVERED 98,124 47,993 99,957 NEW CASES 0 1 0 ACTIVE 13 3 2 CHANGE 6 5 2 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 ITBP COMMANDOES TRAIN IN HELI-BORNE OPERATIONS MAX 27°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27.6°C | MIN 18.1°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:29 PM 8 yrs on, city’s second food street fails to serve purpose Sec 48 facility in disarray |Encroachers, high rent deter takers GATHERING CHANDIGARH 384 DUST PANCHKULA 319 Sandeep Rana MOHALI 370 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 1 HELD WITH HEROIN Chandigarh: Pargat Singh, 28, of Tarn Taran has been nabbed with 310 gm heroin near the ISBT-43. A case has been registered. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN Mohali: Due to urgent maintenance work, power supply will suspended from 9 am to 5 pm on November 10. Areas affected: Residential and commercial area of Sectors 67, 66 and 80, ISB, NAFB Institute, INST, Mauli, Chilla, Nanu Majra, Raipur Khurd, Moja Dhol, Sambalki villages. TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 9 Far from offering an array of delicacies to residents, city’s second food street in Sector 48 is an abandoned mess, nearly eight years after it was unveiled by the Municipal Corporation. The site has been taken over by wild overgrowth with stagnant water and dumped vehicles around it. A large peepal tree has come up on the premises, damaging the existing structure. Part of a booth’s door has been damaged, and power points and plumbing stolen. Proposed to offer food both during day and night time, Rs 28 lakh was spent on building the facility, comprising six booths, which was inaugurated in February 2014. Tenders were floated thrice but the MC was successful in renting out the booths only once. However, the shopkeepers struggled to break even and surrendered these, 3BHK CHB FLAT GOES FOR ~1.36 CRORE IN E-AUCTION ITBP personnel undergoing commando course carry out helicopter operations at Basic Training Centre in Bhanu. PROJECTS AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE 2 PAGE 3 The CHB has earned ~7.62 crore against the total reserve price of ~6.81 crore from sale of 13 units. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:44 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Air quality drops to ‘very poor’ City’s avg AQI level 384 | Tops 400 at two monitoring stations Dense smog in UT on Wednesday. 401-500 SEVERE 301-400 VERY POOR 201-300 POOR poor even on Diwali. While the CAAQMS at Sector 53 recorded the highest AQI level of 448 (severe) at 4 pm, Sector 22 registered the level of 400 (very poor). On Diwali night, Sector 22 had recorded the average AQI level of 320, IMTECH-39 of 307 and Sector 25 of 177. An increase in AQI causes breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure. The AQI between 401 and 500 is considered ‘severe’ and can cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure. An official of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee said they were analysing the situation. Since the beginning of the month, the air quality levels at the Sector 53 station have deteriorated from ‘moderate’ to ‘severe’. On November 1, PM 2.5 was recorded at 164, which further dropped to 429 Continued on page 3 222 CHB flats ‘illegally occupied’ CBI refuses to give Kalyani private data Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 9 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has refused to provide part of data containing personal details of Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, alias Sippy Sidhu, to Kalyani Singh, accused in the murder case. The CBI stated this in its reply to the CBI court on an application moved by Kalyani for providing deficit documents of the chargesheet. Among other things, Kalyani had sought complete data provided by the FBI Continued on page 3 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 9 The air quality index (AQI) today slipped from ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’ category in the city reportedly due to burning of stubble in neighbouring Punjab and bursting of firecrackers on Gurpurb. While the average AQI level for the day stood at 384, the value at the two continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) in the city topped 400 at 6 pm. The air quality index was not so WORSE THAN DIWALI Sector 53 22 25 Nov 9 448 400 344 Oct 24 320 177 AIR QUALITY INDEX 101-200 MODERATE 51-100 SATISFACTORY 0-50 GOOD An abandoned vehicle and wild overgrowth at the food street in Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL UNVEILED IN 2014 ~28 6 3 lakh spent on building the food street in Sector 48 booths were planned to operate from 7 am to 10 pm daily tenders were floated, booths taken once, but given up later PLIGHT OF FACILITY ■ Wild overgrowth with stagnant water ■ Vehicles dumped around it ■ Part of booth’s door has been damaged ■ Power, plumbing equipment stolen WILL APPROACH ADVISER I will take up the issue with UT Adviser. A team of UT and MC officials should be formed to work out a plan to run this place professionally. — Rajinder Sharma, AREA COUNCILLOR ❝ citing viability concerns. Since then, the booths have been lying vacant. “The entire area around the food stalls is full of encroachers. Why would they pay rent ❞ when others can sell the same stuff without having to pay a penny? The corporation should first remove illegal eateries operating outside,” Continued on page 3 c m y b Chandigarh, November 9 In a fresh survey carried out by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), more than half of 1,268 small flats have been found to be locked and 222 under illegal occupation. The CHB had decided to carry out a second survey of the flats that were found locked during the first survey carried out in September. Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB, said the second survey of small flats was completed on November 6. SURVEY OF SMALL UNITS FOUND LOCKED EARLIER Area Original Retained Locked Denied allottees by others info Sec 49 27 12 41 8 Sec 56 20 48 60 3 Sec 38-W 46 20 61 7 Dhanas 122 98 280 12 Indl Area 9 1 6 0 Ram Darbar 6 13 25 0 Mauli Jagran 47 14 46 0 Maloya (SF) 48 1 47 7 Maloya (ARHCs) 43 15 70 1 Total 368 222 636 38 Of the total flats surveyed, 636 were found to be locked and 222 flats were retained by others, while occupants of 38 flats refused to share information. Continued on page 3
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