12012023-CT-01.qxd 1/12/2023 12:37 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune YEAR ON, MRI SERVICE RESUMES AT GMSH-16 CARMEL TRAGEDY: PANEL ALLOWS ~5L AID TO VICTIM SEC 23 POOL FILLED, SPORTS DEPT SITS ON CONTRACT Govt Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, has started providing MRI service at affordable rates. P2 The Rogi Kalyan Samiti executive approves ~5L grant to Carmel Convent tragedy victim Ishita. P2 The UT Sports Department is yet to officially award the contract to run all-weather swimming pool. P3 » » TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,356 48,434 1,01,162 RECOVERED 98,172 48,013 99,988 NEW CASES 1 0 1 ACTIVE 3 0 6 CHANGE 1 0 1 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 307 PANCHKULA 249 MOHALI 220 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 19-YR-OLD HELD WITH PISTOL Chandigarh: The Operations Cell of UT police has arrested a 19-year-old youth with a country-made pistol and two live cartridges. The suspect was nabbed near Butterfly Park in Sector 26. A case under the Arms Act has been registered at the Sector 26 police station and an investigation initiated. TNS MAN NABBED WITH STOLEN CAR Chandigarh: The Crime Branch has arrested a man while driving a stolen car. Mohali resident Amit Kumar (30) was nabbed at a checkpoint near Sector 11/15 underbridge. The vehicle was registered in Punjab, but bore an Uttarakhand number plate. He initially claimed the fake number was used to evade challan through CCTV cameras, but further investigation revealed car was registered in Sachin Chabra’s name and was stolen from Sector 45. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. TNS J&K RESIDENT’S MOBILE SNATCHED Chandigarh: Three unidentified persons snatched a mobile phone from a Jammu and Kashmir resident. Complainant Tahil Rasool claimed the three suspects snatched his phone on the road between the Transport light point and Railway light point. A case has been registered at the Sector 26 police station. TNS Neuro centre to be ready in six months at PGI FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Processing of 100 files for registration halted SC VERDICT Linked to property sale on sharing basis in Sec1 to 30 Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 11 More than 100 applications that were under process for registration of properties on a sharing basis have been halted following the Supreme Court order prohibiting “fragmentation or apartmentalisation” of residential units in Phase I of Chandigarh. These applications are for properties in Sectors 1 to 30. The applicants had applied for transfer of properties on a sharing basis. However, following Tuesday’s order, none of these applications was taken up by the UT Estate Office today. Following registry on a sharing basis, the buyers used to have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) among themselves. However, neither registry nor MoU will now happen by converting the plot into apartments by unrelated co-owners of a residential unit. “We have missed getting our dream house in Chandigarh by a whisker. We were on the way to getting the house drawings approved. It is a big blow as all our preparations have gone in a vain,” said one of the property buyers. Officials, however, said there would be no impact on properties that were registered prior to the apex court’s order. UT Adviser Dharam Pal said all pending registries on a sharing basis had been stopped with immediate effect following the top court’s order. “I do not think the ruling will have any effect on properties that have already been registered on a sharing basis,” he said. The Adviser said they would hold a meeting to decide how to implement the court’s order. Its repercussions would Continued on page 3 Amit Sharma Tribune News Service The SC has prohibited ‘fragmentation or apartmentalisation’ of residential units in Phase I of Chandigarh. FILE ADMN MEET TO DECIDE THE WAY FORWARD ■ UT Admn will now hold a meeting to decide how to implement the Supreme Court’s order ■ Its repercussions will be discussed. Sub-registrar will then be issued guidelines to follow MAY NOT IMPACT REGISTERED UNITS I do not think the ruling will have any effect on properties already registered on a sharing basis. — Dharam Pal, UT ADVISER ❝ ❞ MISSED OWNING DREAM HOUSE BY A WHISKER We have missed getting our dream house in UT by a whisker. We were on the verge of getting house drawings approved. It is a big blow. — A property buyer ❝ ❞ Chandigarh, January 11 Nearly 66 years ago, French architect Le Corbusier had foreseen “densification and haphazard growth” as areas of concern for City Beautiful in the future. In a letter addressed to BB Vohra, then Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Capital Project, Chandigarh, Corbusier had dwelled on the risk of not planning for future density in the right way. In a letter written on May 4, 1957, Corbusier stated: “Because the city is a very low one with a thin density, each owner one day or another will have the idea that the small piece of land which he has at his disposal can be employed to construct something new and that he has one, two or three neighbours with the same idea. They will pool their ground together and may want to build a fourstorey house. So, someday they will think there is French architect wanted technical experts to suggest solution. FILE WILL BE CATASTROPHIC FOR CITY Each owner will have idea that the small piece of land at his disposal can be employed to construct something new…. If you have no precise provision, catastrophe can take charge of city like flood. ❝ ❞ — Le Corbusier in letter to BB Vohra ground available somewhere (private or not private) so that the feeling will one day be imperative — to make something. If you have no precise Continued on page 2 Allottees, co-owners in fix over sale of ‘heritage sector’ properties Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 11 With the Supreme Court barring conversion of independent houses into apartments falling in Phase I (heritage) of the city, owners and co-owners of residential units will now have difficulty selling their properties. Now, those having a share (floor) in a particular residential unit will no longer be able City witnesses drizzle, more likely over 2 days Chandigarh, January 11 Amid biting cold, the city and its adjoining areas witnessed drizzle today. According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, light rain is expected on January 12 and 13. Following which, there will be dense fog for subsequent two days. The city recorded the maximum temperature of 66 yrs ago, Corbusier warned of densification, haphazard growth In 1957, wrote to BB Vohra, then Secretary, Govt of Punjab 12 °C, a fraction higher that yesterday’s 11.5 °C. This is still nine degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was recorded at 9.1 °C, slightly higher than yesterday’s 7.8 °C. This is four degrees above normal. Both minimum as well as maximum temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days. — TNS 11,450 sq m 47,648.60 sq m year. Coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 495.31 crore, the 300-bed facility will provide timely, affordable and advanced treatment for neurological and neuroscience disorders. With a number of operating theatres, ICUs and ventilators, the centre will have additional facilities such as ‘brain suite’, mapping, invasive neurophysiological techniques and advanced imaging technology. The building comprises three basements Continued on page 2 MAX 14°C | MIN 10°C YESTERDAY MAX 12°C | MIN 9.1°C SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.20 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Chandigarh, January 11 The work on the Advanced Neuroscience Centre at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) is set to see completion by the mid of this Total area Built-up area GENERALLY CLOUDY SUNSET THURSDAY 5.43 PM » THURSDAY | 12 JANUARY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST to sell their part of the property individually. The property can be sold as a single unit if all co-owners agree to do so. Likewise, those having inherited or bought all three floors of a residential unit can only sell the entire property to a buyer. In such circumstances, there may be a dearth of buyers, as the collective price of the house may get out of reach of many potential purchasers. 4 in police net for snatchings Chandigarh, January 11 The UT police have arrested four suspects for their alleged involvement in two cases of snatching of mobile phones. The police arrested two suspects for snatching a mobile phone from a 16-year-old boy. The complainant, a resident of New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, alleged he along with his father was going to the market when two motorcycle-borne suspects snatched his mobile phone. The police were informed about the incident, following which a case was registered at the Mani Majra police station. During investigation, suspects Amandeep Singh and Umesh Kumar, both residents of Mauli Complex, were arrested. Further, a team of Operations Cell arrested suspects Continued on page 2 THE DILEMMA ■ Allottees/owners in Sectors 1 to 30 can’t sell parts of residential units to unrelated buyers ■ Co-owners cannot sell their part of property; only the entire unit can now be sold ■ Dearth of buyers is likely as collective price of the entire house may be out of reach of many “It is a big hassle and we are in a dilemma. We had bought the ground floor of a 12-marla house with hard-earned money. It was registered on a STUCK WITH PART OF UNIT We had bought ground floor of a 12marla house. It was registered on a 50% share basis. I can no longer sell my share of property. The entire plot has to be sold. I am stuck. — Namrata, A RESIDENT OF SECTOR 30 ❝ ❞ 50 per cent share basis with the upper two floors divided into 30 per cent and 20 per cent share, respectively. I can no longer sell my share of the Nominations end today; parties mum Chandigarh, January 11 The ruling BJP Congress and , AAP will announce the names of their candidates for mayoral polls on Thursday, the final day of filing of nominations. Senior leaders of all three parties have taken views of their councillors and other leaders. Now their respective high commands will announce the names of candidates for the posts of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor. It is, however, not clear whether the Congress will announce names on all three posts or not. “It will be decided tomorrow,” said a party leader. There is speculation the AAP and Congress may have an outside understanding for the elections to keep the BJP at bay. From the BJP councillors , Kanwarjeet Singh Rana, property now. Why will the other two owners agree to sell their portions? The entire plot has to be sold. I am stuck,” says a worried Nam- rata, a resident of Sector 30. The apex court has barred conversion of independent houses into apartments in Sectors 1 to 30. The court delivered its judgement on the appeals challenging the November 2021 verdict of the Punjab and Haryana High Court which had held there was no provision under the Capital of Punjab (Development and Continued on page 2 Right of way MAYORAL POLLS CONTENDERS FOR MAYOR BJP: Kanwarjeet Singh Rana, Maheshinder Singh Sidhu, Saurabh Joshi AAP: Yogesh Dhingra, Jasbir Singh Laddi; Cong: Gurpreet S Gabi HOW PARTIES STAND BJP 15* AAP 14 Cong 6 SAD 1 Total 36 (*Including Member of Parliament) Maheshinder Singh Sidhu and Saurabh Joshi are among the frontrunners for the top post. However, there is also the likelihood of the party fielding a dark horse. From the Congress, Gurpreet S Gabi is among the top Continued on page 2 An LED panel warning motorists of a pedestrian crossing has been put up on the road separating Sectors 16-10 on the Madhya Marg in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Boards come up in Punjabi language at Mohali shops, banks Visitors covered in woollens amid overcast sky at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Mohali, January 11 In a shift from the norm, some stores, banks and multinational outlets have started using Punjabi language along with English and Hindi on their banners and overhead mast. Certain shops in Phases 7 and 3B2 have put up flex boards in Punjabi to establish their presence in the market. c m y b WILL INSPIRE YOUTH It is a welcome decision to lend local flavour to the market. Moreover, this will encourage the younger generation to learn the language. ❝ ❞ — Swarn Chaudhary, EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT, MOHALI SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION A multinational food outlet and two private banks have their banners splashed in Punjabi in Phase 3B2 market. Shopkeepers say they felt it was a good idea and went ahead with it. People have appreciated the initiative, they say. Swarn Chaudhary, executive president, Mohali Senior Citizens Association, says: “It is a welcome decision to lend local flavour to the market. Moreover, this will encourage the younger generation to learn the language.” Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, at a statelevel event to mark ‘Punjabi Language Month’ at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, had asked people to put up signboards on private and public buildings across the state in the language. Mann had urged people to make sure all signboards prominently displayed Punjabi with other languages before International Mother Tongue Day, which falls on February 21. — TNS
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