28112022-CT-01.qxd 11/28/2022 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 28 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY MISSING, KIN CLAIM KIDNAPPING PAGE 2 A two-year-old boy has been missing from his home near Khatik Park in Dera Bassi since November 21. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,336 48,431 1,01,148 RECOVERED 98,148 48,008 99,976 NEW CASES 1 0 0 ACTIVE 7 2 4 CHANGE — — — DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 SUNSET MONDAY 5:23 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:59 AM 139 PANCHKULA 89 MOHALI 180 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF YOUTH HELD FOR THEFT AT TEMPLE Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested 19-year-old Arun, alias Chilka, of Phase-I, Ram Darbar, for theft of eight silver jyots from a temple in Phase-II, Ram Darbar, on November 21. A case had been registered. TNS MAN ARRESTED WITH 6-GM HEROIN Chandigarh: Bhupinder Singh, alias Prince, 30, of Kurali has been arrested from Urban Park, Sector 17, with 6-gm heroin. A case has been registered. TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Sanjay Bumbroo Report flags ‘cracking, corrosion’| House nod to be sought Chandigarh, November 27 After a safety audit carried out by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) here found the existing connecting passages in Sector 22 in “poor” condition, the city Municipal Corporation has proposed dismantling and reconstruction of these structures at a cost of Rs 2.28 crore. The safety audit report stated: “The present condition of concrete is of poor quality. The cover to concrete is also not as per ‘codal’ requirement, which has resulted in ‘spalling’ (cracking and delamination from substrate) and corrosion in the building. The ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV) values have indicated concrete quality is very poor due to spalling and corrosion of concrete cover...” “The main cause of deterioration is corrosion in the reinforced cement concrete (RCC) members. The passages were not found to have deflection beyond permissible limits. It is possible to WHAT NITTTR SAFETY AUDIT SAYS ■ Concrete cover not up to mark, causing ‘spalling’ (cracking) and corrosion ■ Ultrasonic pulse velocity values indicate concrete quality is very poor ■ Corrosion witnessed in reinforced cement concrete REPAIR COST TOO HIGH A connecting passage between two buildings in Sector 22 market. ~4.58 CR SPENT ON SEC-17 STRUCTURES ■ Earlier, connecting passages between Sec-17 showrooms were found unsafe. Work on reconstructing 30 structures was started ■ The work was allotted to a firm for ~4.58 crore in 2018. Almost repair the passages. The estimated cost of repairs is likely to be very high. Moreover, the repair of the existing passage requires specialised experienced agency as there is excessive corrosion of bar...,” it further stated. The report adds: “If repaired, any trace of corrosion in bars will lead to more corrosion afterwards. Hence, proper precautions are the entire work has been completed now ■ Passages had worn out with time, posing a threat to lives of pedestrians. The MC then decided to dismantle many of these required to be taken while carrying out repair work, which may not be 100% effective. Moreover, the cost of repair is likely to be very high due to complete replacement of bars and re-concreting at most of locations. Therefore, it is recommended to demolish the passage and construct new one.” The NITTTR was asked to carry out the audit after the Report says cost of repairs is likely to be very high and will require specialised agency. Even if it is repaired, corrosion in bars will lead to more corrosion afterwards. Repair work may not be 100% effective, it adds. corporation found the condition of the existing connecting corridors very poor, with day by day deterioration due to old construction. The expenditure for this work will be under capital head “Improvement of Road Parking and Infrastructure Facilities”. This agenda will be tabled in the Tuesday’s MC House meeting for approval. Tribune News Service Panchkula, November 27 In a major setback to the BJP , the party failed to win even a single zila parishad seat out of 10, results of which were declared today. Independent candidates, either backed by the Congress or Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), registered victory on all seats. The JJP is an alliance partner of the BJP in Haryana. The BJP had fought the elections on the party symbol, while the Congress and JJP had lent support to Independent candidates. The elections were held on eight zila parishad seats in the Kalka Assembly constituency and two in the Panchkula segment. The results are likely to have a bearing on the upcoming Assembly elections. In the recently concluded sarpanch elections, the BJP had won 17 out of 19 seats in the district, and was expected to win at least three to four zila parishad seats. But its hopes were dashed as party candidates faced defeat in all 10 seats. The BJP had lost the previous elections in the Kalka Assembly segment, from where Congress candidate Pradeep Chaudhary was Inds backed by Cong, JJP win all 10 seats Sudershan Renu WARD-WISE RESULTS Winner Votes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Mandeep Singh Rajinder Singh Monika Devi Sunil Kumar Roma Devi Balwinder Singh Puja Rani Bahadur Singh Mala Rani Sudershan Renu 6,319 4,239 4,508 4,893 2,211 7,537 4,116 2,756 3,913 4,520 elected. Chaudhary described today’s victory as the outcome of “people’s anger against the government”. In Panchkula, from where BJP’s Gian Chand Gupta, the Speaker of Haryana Legislative Assembly, was elected as the MLA, the party was expected to win both seats. However, there was despair in the party after the election loss. 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Sec-22 connecting passages in poor BJP draws blank in shape; MC plans ~2.28-crore rebuild Panchkula ZP poll Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 27°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27.5°C | MIN 9.6°C Sandeep Rana AIR QUALITY INDEX LEOPARD SCARE AT ZIRAKPUR VILLAGE, OFFICIALS SET UP CAGE Panchkula police arrest a 21-year-old youth for snatching a mobile phone at Sector 11 on November 23. PRADEEP TEWARI CHD PAGE 2 21-YR-OLD YOUTH HELD FOR SNATCHING MOBILE PHONE Scan: Two carjacking gangs on the prowl in Mohali Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Mohali, November 27 Two gangs of car snatchers have been on the prowl at night on Mohali roads for the past fortnight, claim the police. The police have got vital clues from the CCTV footage of the areas where a series of car snatching incidents have been reported in the past 10 days or so. Sources say a four-member gang from Fatehgarh Sahib has been active in the area and has struck twice on November 23. Similarly, another four-member gang from the Ferozepur area has become active in Mohali. The police have got vital leads into the cases and are close to nabbing the suspects. DSP City-2 Harsimran Singh Bal says: “Teams have been formed and police are working on arresting the suspects.” continued on page 2 4 INCIDENTS IN FORTNIGHT ■ NOV 16: 4 held for robbing jeweller of ~8 lakh, jewellery & car near Sarsini, Dera Bassi ■ NOV 20: Four men snatch car in Kharar, leave driver in Nakodar ■ NOV 23: Four youths in luxury vehicle snatch a car in Sector 88 ■ NOV 23: Four youths snatch car in Phase 11 market
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