28122022-CT-01.qxd 12/28/2022 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 28 DECEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH BSF, PU JOIN HANDS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF PLAYERS PAGE 2 FINALLY, SEC 23 ALL-WEATHER POOL TO OPEN IN 2 WEEKS BSF, PU enter into an agreement to improve performance of sportspersons and better manage sports injuries. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,346 48,433 1,01,155 RECOVERED 98,161 48,011 99,983 NEW CASES 1 0 0 ACTIVE 4 1 4 CHANGE 1 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 CHANDIGARH 236 PANCHKULA 255 MOHALI 214 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF NAVEEN APPOINTED SDM (SOUTH) Chandigarh: Naveen, an officer of the DANICS cadre, has been appointed as the SDM (South). According to an order issued by UT Adviser Dharam Pal, with Naveen appointed as the SDM (South), Pradhuman Singh, HCS officer, has been relieved of the charge. Naveen will assume the charge on January 6. Further, he has been assigned the charge of Director, Museum and Art Gallery, relieving Sorabh Kumar Arora, a PCS officer, and the charge of Joint Director, Social Welfare, with immediate effect. TNS CLUB OWNER HELD FOR FLOUTING RULES Chandigarh: The UT police have booked the owner of a club and its manager for not maintaining visitor’s register. Rakesh, owner of the World Club, Sector 7, and manager Anupam Chauhan violated UT Administration’s order by not maintaining details of visitors at the club. A case under Section 188 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 26 police station. The two were arrested and later released on bail. TNS 1 HELD FOR THEFT AT SANITARY STORE Chandigarh: A 24-year-old youth has been arrested for stealing sanitary goods and tiles from a shop. According to the police, Ashok Garg claimed 100 boxes of tiles, two washbasins and other sanitary goods were stolen from Geeta Marble Tiles, Dhanas. A case was registered at the Sarangpur police station and later Mohit Kumar, a resident of Dhanas, was arrested. TNS UT TO SET UP ANOTHER SOLAR POWER PLANT AT WATERWORKS Sector 23 all-weather swimming pool will start in second week of January, confirm officials of Sports Department. MAX 17°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15.8°C | MIN 6.9°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:31 PM PAGE 3 To increase share of green energy, UT will set up another floating solar photo voltaic power plant of 3 MWp. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:18 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 4 snatch car in Mohali, 7th incident in 40 days Purohit forms 10 standing committees PGI, PU among 9 put on notice for flouting waste mgmt norms Tribune News Service Sandeep Rana Phase-7 resident targeted near YPS on Dec 23 Chandigarh, December 27 To advise the UT Administration on development issues and policy matters affecting the city, UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit has constituted 10 standing committees of the Administrator’s Advisory Council. Purohit had reconstituted the council for a period of two years on Friday. Tribune News Service AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE 3 Mohali, December 27 Four unidentified persons, including a woman, have been booked for snatching a car from a Phase-7 resident on the night of December 23. This is the seventh carjacking incident in Mohali district in the past 40 days. The incident took place around 10.30 pm when the victim, Gaurav Sharma, 40, was returning home from Chandigarh after work. The four suspects allegedly came in front of the victim’s car near the Nature Park, opposite YPS School, Sector 62, forcing him to stop. They surrounded the vehicle from both sides and forced him out. The victim was allegedly assaulted and pushed to one side of the road as the suspects sped away. In a complaint to the police, the victim claimed due to dense fog, he could not see the direction the suspects took while escaping. On the complainant’s statement, a case under Sections 379-B (snatching) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code had been regis- WOMAN AMONG THOSE BOOKED ■ Around 10.30 pm on Dec 23, 4 suspects, including a woman, stop victim Gaurav Sharma’s car by blocking his way near Nature Park, Sector 62 ■ The 40-year-old victim, who was returning from Chandigarh after work, is forced to step out of the car and allegedly attacked by the four suspects ■ They push him to one side of the road before speeding away; due to fog, the victim fails to see which way they fled; FIR lodged on Dec 26 tered at the Phase-8 police station on December 26. “Investigation is going on. The police are yet to ascertain some facts about the case,” RECENT CARJACKING INCIDENTS IN DIST Nov 16:Four held hours after snatching jeweller’s car near Sarsini, Dera Bassi Nov 20: Four men snatch car in Kharar, dump driver in Nakodar Nov 24:Four youths in luxury vehicle carry out carjacking in Sector 88 Nov 25: Man robbed of car in Phase 11 market Dec 2: Four take away taxi in Dera Bassi, arrested within 24 hours Dec 18: Four snatch car in Sec 70 at gunpoint in Industrial Area, Phase VIII-B Dec 23: Four youths, including a woman, assault Phase-7 resident, flee with car said a police officer. Since mid-November, there has been a spate of carjacking incidents in the district. The Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Advisory Council: Kirron nominated chairperson of transportation panel The Administrator nominated MP Kirron Kher as chairperson and Vijay Vardhan, former Chief Secretary, Haryana, as vice-chairman of the committee on transportation, Lt Gen KJ Singh (retd), former State Information Commissioner, Haryana, as chairman of the committee on education, Rajender K Saboo, chairman, KDDL Ltd, as chairman of the committee on urban infrastructure and planning, Satnam Singh Sandhu, chancellor, Chandigarh University, as chairman of the committee on environment, Dr Raj Bahadur, Director, Regional Spinal Injury Centre, Mohali, as chairman Continued on page 2 Chandigarh, December 27 Issuing final notices to two top government hospitals, two premier educational institutions, four housing societies and a market committee for non-compliance of the solid waste management (SWM) rules, the local Municipal Corporation today said failure to comply with the norms will attract fine and criminal cases. The notices have been served on the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI); Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32; Panjab University; Punjab Engineering College; BSNL Society and Progressive Society, Sector 50; Kendriya Vihar Society, Sector 48; Pushpak Society, Sector 49; and Market Committee, Sector 26, all of which are bulk waste generators (BWGs). The BWGs are required to process, treat and dispose of waste generated through composting or biomethanation within the premises as far as possible and the residual waste is to be handed over to a waste collector or agency as directed by the MC. “During a physical inspection conducted recently by Solid waste dumped on the PGI campus. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI ERRING INSTITUTIONS PGI | GMCH-32 | PU | PEC BSNL Society,Sec 50 Progressive Society, Sec 50 Kendriya Vihar Society, Sec 48 Pushpak Society,Sec 49 Market Committee, Sec 26 MAY FACE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS ■ The institutions as bulk waste generators have been found flouting solid waste management rules ■ They are required to treat/dispose of waste via composting or biomethanation, give residual waste to collector ■ In case of non-compliance, directions for an FIR will be given under Section 15 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 ■ Also, the institutions face ~20,000/month fine for flouting rules and ~2,000/day fine for not handing over residual waste to MC the field supervisory staff of the MC, it was noticed the statuary provisions are not being complied with and processing of wet waste is not being done by the institutions in accordance with the rules,” said the MC in its notice. As such, a notice has been served with the direction to comply with the SWM Rules, 2016, as well as the MC Chandigarh SWM Bylaws-2018 with Continued on page 2 Covid readiness assessed at hospitals during mock drill Sufficient beds, stock of medicines at facilities: UTHealth Secy Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 27 In line with the Centre’s directions, a mock drill was conducted in all major hospitals of the city here today. The UT Health Secretary, Director Health Services, Director Principal of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, medical superintendents and other senior doctors inspected ICUs, Emergency area, medical gas pipeline systems and pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants at the GMCH-32 and Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16. Infrastructure such as ICU beds, oxygenated beds, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, medicines and ambulances were found to be in sufficient number. Health officials take stock of oxygen supply at the GMCH-32 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL PSA OXYGEN PLANTS EXAMINED Pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants at three government hospitals were reviewed and found functional during the assessment. Hospital No. of plants Capacity PGI 2 1,000 l/min each GMCH-32 2 1,000 l/min & 800 l/min GMSH-16 2 500 l/min & 800 l/min Yashpal Garg, UT Health Secretary, said: “There was sufficient liquid oxygen available in all major hospitals. As a backup, oxygen cylinders are also available in sufficient quantity. Buffer stock of all required emergency medicines is available with the Continued on page 2 ATTRACTIVE PRICES THIS FESTIVE SEASON Dedicated lanes fail to put brakes on chaos 6-MIN WINDOW Long queues witnessed during rush hour at rly station Sandeep Rana MORE CHANGES ON WAY Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 27 The recent review of the pick-up and drop-off system at the Chandigarh Railway Station seems to have failed to make much difference as visitors continue to shell out a hefty fee of up to Rs 200 for breaching the free sixminute window. Two days after minor modifications were made to the prevailing system, a visit to the railway station at 8.30 pm yesterday, when the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi arrives, revealed not much had changed on ground. While the railway authorities had claimed to have introduced three dedicated lanes — ❝Things have improved and gradually more changes Vehicles lined up towards the fee collection booths at the Chandigarh Railway Station on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL will be visible in coming days. There should be no confusion about lanes as we have properly displayed everything. — Mandeep Singh ❞ Bhatia, DIVISIONAL RAILWAY MANAGER, AMBALA CONFUSION OVER BIFURCATION OF LANE TOWARDS EXIT POINT • Mixed Use Development • British Deputy High Commission • Hyatt Regency and Nexus Elante Mall on the premises • Hyundai • KPMG and many more... • Replete with world-class retail • Access to over 50 Restaurants • Close proximity to Panchkula/Mohali/ Z irakpur ■ There is confusion among motorists over bifurcation of ■ Three fully fenced lanes for govt/private, commercial • Professional Oﬃce Management Team lane for govt/private vehicles towards the exit ■ While one of these lanes remains empty, a long queue is witnessed in the second one, leading to jams and parking vehicles have been created for smooth flow ■ Boards have been put up with info about lanes, list of vehicles allowed free entry; trial run began 2 days ago • Surplus Parking one each for government/private, commercial and parking vehicles — four lanes were found at the exit point. Officials, however, said the lane for government/private vehicles had been bifurcated towards the exit side for smooth flow of traffic. However, owing to confusion among motorists, one of the Continued on page 2 c m y b • 24x7 Security For more information contact:Snap Realtors Pvt. Ltd. | SCO- 10 First Floor, Sector 80, Airport Road Mohali Harsh Kohli : 98159 00004, Jogesh Kohli: 98150 01614
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