04012023-CT-01.qxd 1/4/2023 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune ARMY’S BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD REMOVES LIVE SHELL DENSE FOG TO STAY TILL JAN 6; FOUR FLIGHTS CANCELLED TRUCKER NABBED WITH 796 CARTONS OF ILLICIT WHISKY The live artillery shell that was found near Nayagaon was removed by the Army’s bomb disposal squad. P2 The city remained enveloped in dense fog and conditions expected to continue for next three days. P2 The crime branch of Panchkula police nabs a truck driver for transporting 796 cartons of illegal whisky . P3 » » TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,351 48,433 1,01,156 RECOVERED 98,165 48,012 99,987 NEW CASES 0 0 0 ACTIVE 5 0 1 CHANGE 1 0 0 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 370 PANCHKULA 200 MOHALI 248 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 7 HELD FOR ASSAULT ON P’KULA COUPLE Panchkula: The police have arrested seven persons for attacking a couple from Billa village here. Those arrested have been identified as Mohd Iliyas, Sabri, Taj Mohammad, Mojdeen, Sajid, Shakuri and Sahida Begum, all residents of the village. Shakeel Khan was returning home on December 11 last year when he was allegedly attacked by the suspects. When his wife tried to intervene, she was also assaulted. A case under Sections 148, 149, 323 and 506, IPC, was registered at Chandimandir police station. TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 15°C | MIN 6°C YESTERDAY MAX 13°C | MIN 6.6°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:36 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:19 AM » WEDNESDAY | 4 JANUARY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT allows 28 changes in CHB units Allottees to pay applicable charges |No to one-time settlement on ‘Delhi pattern’ Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 3 In a major relief to the residents of nearly 70,000 dwelling units allotted by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), the UT Administration has allowed 28 need-based changes, superseding all such previous orders, on payment of applicable charges. The UT, however, has rejected the major demand of onetime settlement policy on the “Delhi pattern”, but allowed a number of relaxations related to building violations. Allottees had been demanding regularisation of needbased changes/additional construction in residential units and one-time settlement on the Delhi pattern. Of nearly 70,000 houses constructed by the CHB so far, need-based changes have been made in 60,000 units, in which 20 per cent city population resides. The UT has allowed the construction of balconies projecting 3 feet along the entire width of the courtyard on the front and rear side. However, no such balcony will be allowed on the façade where balcony/verandah is already provided. The allottees, who have already provided or wish to provide “chhajjas” over doors KEY NEED-BASED ALTERATIONS ALLOWED FOR OWNERS ■ Any internal change in flats, subject to certification for structural safety but no change to exterior face ■ ‘Chhajjas’ made of fibreglass, etc. over doors/windows; projection must not be more than one and a half feet from the face of wall ■ Sector 45-A HIG (Upper): Coverage of corridor area adjoining flats on mutual consent of allottees of block Balconies projecting 3 feet along entire width of courtyard on front/rear; not on façade having balcony or verandah ■ Uniformity of colour for block while painting/creating cement paint pattern on building’s outer surface ■ ■ ■ ■ Flats can have tile work on main inner entry portion of façade; for houses, building must be within building line, a 9-inch common wall be left as common band Sec 45-A & 39-B HIG (Upper) CatI; HIG (Upper); HIG (Lower) Cat-II Type-A; HIG (Lower) Cat-II Type B: Can use roof of parking space on first floor as terrace by converting window abutting terrace into a door; provide four-foot-high MS railing only, subject to mutual consent of all allottees ■ Construction of addl door in all units; mustn’t open onto public open space, right of way of road/pavement, outside plotted area, green space. Additional construction of 150 sq ft or 75% of area of rear courtyard/terrace. Owners having over one floor can take benefit on only one floor Lifts as per design by Online Building Plan Approval System. Wherever construction within building line not possible, adjacent space can be used RELIEF FOR SPECIFIC CATEGORIES ■ Lowering of sill of windows up to 4 inches above floor level ■ Gill/glazing in verandah/balcony; 1.22m x 1.22m open area must be kept for rescue in case of fire ■ sheet/fibreglass cover with transparency within boundary wall Additional windows can be provided in the end walls of the corner units 1m x 1m cutout in common area roof slab to access tanks, solar heating systems, antennas ■ Width of main gate can be increased up to 12 feet and height up to 6 feet ■ Car shed with steel pipe frame, ■ 10-ft wide gate in side/rear boundary wall of rear courtyard abutting V-5/V-6 roads; not on V-3/V-4 roads ■ Flexible/sliding gates in front courtyard’s brick boundary wall on front ■ Rainwater spout in balconies connected with single pipe; shouldn’t be exposed on to street ■ Solar panels on terrace subject to consent of all allottees of block ■ Up to 1,000 litre increase in total capacity of water tank for all ❝ Sec 47-C, 45-B, 41 and 38-A HIG (Lower) Cat-II: Coverage of void in front of window of front bedroom on all floors up to area of duct and merge it with existing room. However, coverage of ducts will not be allowed. Coverage on first floor of void area above scooter parking space and its conversion into store Sector 41-A LIG (Upper) duplex flats: Can extend room width by two feet in rear courtyard; can convert terrace on first floor into glasshouse & second floor terrace into terrace garden Compared to 2019 notification, we welcome maximum relief given to residents at local level. But not allowing one-time settlement for changes made, issue of so-called violations stands unresolved. — Hitesh Puri, CRAWFED CHAIRMAN and windows, which are not as per standard design and material (such as chhajja made in fibreglass), are allowed to retain/provide the same, subject to the condition that the projection shall not be more than one and a half feet from the face of wall. Regarding treatment of out- c m y b er surface of building by way of painting and cement paint, uniformity of colour pattern will have to be maintained for each of the blocks. In flats, the ❞ tile work on the main inner entry portion façade of flats will be allowed. In independent houses, tile work will be continued on page 2 The suspects with cars recovered in Mohali on Tuesday. VICKY 4 nabbed for three Mohali carjackings Tribune News Service Mohali, January 3 The police today claimed to have solved three cases of car snatching in Mohali district over a fortnight with the arrest of four suspects. Four cars, including three snatched vehicles, cash and a mobile phone have been recovered from the suspects. The police arrested a suspect, part of a three-member gang, including a girl, which used to lure innocent youths on a dating application and call them to a secluded place during odd hours. They used to rob victims of cash, mobile phones and forcibly transfer money through their bank accounts and e-wallets. The gang had robbed at least five victims in the past two months, claimed the police. Khushhaal Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib, was FOUR CARS, CASH, MOBILE RECOVERED ■ Khushhaal Singh, part of a 3- member gang that used to honeytrap victims, held with two cars; one was snatched from student near Gharuan on Dec 29 ■ Sandeep, alias Khand, held with car snatched from a Phase 7 resident near Sector 62 on December 23 after assaulting the victim ■ Jashanpreet Singh and Karanvir Singh held for assaulting Mauli Baidwan resident and later taking away his car on Dec 31; car seized arrested and two cars were recovered from him. One of these was a car snatched on December 29, while the other was used in crime. The police said during questioning, the suspect identified the other two members as Ranvir continued on page 2
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