27042023-CT-01.qxd 4/27/2023 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune MC: NEW SITE PICKED, WASTE WON’T PILE UP AT JHURIWALA CIVIC BODY REVISES RATES OF 3 COMMERCIAL GROUNDS FINALLY, CONSTRUCTION OF KISHANGARH ROAD BEGINS MC officials claim a new site has been selected for dumping waste collected from Panchkula. P2 Exhibition ground at Sector 34 in Chandigarh to be allocated through e-tendering for festive season. P3 Four days ago, Chandigarh Tribune highlighted poor shape of road despite two inaugurations. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 144 PANCHKULA 133 MOHALI 114 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MOHALI MAN HELD FOR HOUSE THEFT Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a 22-year-old man for stealing AC copper units and wires. Complainant Ajay Kumar Duggal claimed six AC compressor units and 12 AC copper pipes were stolen from a house in Sector 37 on April 22. A case was registered. Suspect Vinay Chauhan, alias Vishu, of Mohali was later arrested. TNS Holiday today Chandigarh: On account of the demise of former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, the UT Administration has announced a public holiday on Thursday (April 27) in all government offices/boards/ corporations, etc. as well as private institutions. It has also decided to observe a twoday state mourning on April 26 and 27 as a mark of respect to the departed leader. TNS Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Buying a property in the city is likely to get dearer with the UT Administration mulling a nearly 10% increase in collector rates. The administration has decided to revise the collector rates after two years, said an official, adding a notification in this regard was likely to be issued in the first week of May. The rates were reviewed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner recently and were likely to be hiked by around 10%, said the official. The new collector rates would be increased after thoroughly examining the sale deeds registered as well as a survey of markets, villages and residential areas. The administration had last revised the rates in April 2021 after a gap of four years, slashing these by 10% for commercial properties and 5% for industrial plots. However, the rates for agricultural land had been enhanced by 10%, while there was no change in case of residential properties. SALE DEEDS TO BE EXAMINED BEFORE NOD ■ New collector rates will be increased after examining sale deeds registered as well as a survey of markets, villages and residential areas ■ UT last revised rates in April 2021 after a gap of four years. Rates of commercial properties were slashed by 10% and industrial plots 5% ■ These were, however, enhanced for agricultural land by 10%, while there was no change in case of residential properties ■ Collector rate is minimum property value below which it cannot be registered with govt. On this, stamp duty is also paid HIGHEST IN TRICITY AREA, SLASH IT BY 40% UT must reduce rates by 40%. There is a mismatch in existing rates vis-à-vis market prices. Besides, these are much higher than in Mohali & Panchkula. ❝ ❞ — Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, PRESIDENT, PROPERTY FEDERATION CHANDIGARH COMMERCIAL UNITS Area/category ■ Sector 17 showroom ■ Sec 22, 34, 35 showroom ■ Industrial Area I & II ■ Madhya Marg, Sec-34/35 road ■ Mani Majra motor market ■ Agricultural land (*PER SQUARE YARD; **PER ACRE) On the other hand, property dealers and traders have been demanding a reduction RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES Collector rate* ~5,25,405 ~3,75,289 ~62,599 ~3,75,289 ~2,77,992 ~1,27,05,000** For CHB/society flats, rates are calculated on the basis of covered area per square foot. Floor Rate* Ground ~4,500 First ~4,000 Second ~3,690 Third ~3,200 (*PER SQUARE FOOT) in collector rates in the city. The rates vary from sector to sector. Chandigarh has the c m y b highest rates in the tricity. Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, Continued on page 2 MAX 33°C | MIN 22°C YESTERDAY MAX 35.2°C | MIN 19.6°C SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:43 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD 2 years on, collector rates set for 10% increase inofUT Reviewed at meeting | Notification likely in first week May GENERALLY CLOUDY SUNSET THURSDAY 6:57 PM » THURSDAY | 27 APRIL 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 13 immigration agents booked for defying order Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Thirteen immigration consultants operating in the city have been booked by the UT police for operating without permit in violation of the District Magistrate’s (DM) order. According to the police, owners of GS Oakridge Visa Service, Carrier Venture Education Consultancy and White Hill Overseas Immigration, having their offices in Sector 17; Chicago Immigration Company, Red Star Immigration Company and Found operational without permit Madhya Global Avenue Immigration Company, having offices in Sector 22; Federal Visa Company, Abroad Navigation and Veracity Overseas, having offices in Sector 34; and Asfm Consultancy and Travel and Tips, both having offices at Industrial Area Phase-I, have been booked for the violation. Further, owners of two immigration firms operating from SCO 485-486 and SCO 487-488, Sector 35 C, have been booked. The police said a case under Section 188 of the IPC had been registered at various police stations in the city. Under construction World Trade Center Chandigarh in Mohali. FILE WTC, Beverly promoters move appellate authority GMADA had cancelled allotment Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Mohali, April 26 The promoters of two major real estate developers here have filed an appeal before the appellate authority of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) following cancellation of their allotment by the authority over default. Representatives of both promoters would attend the hearing next week, said GMADA officials. On April 13, the two companies — World Trade Center (WTC) Chandigarh and Beverly Golf Avenue — developing an upscale residential and a commercial project defaulted on payments to GMADA for site allotment, thereby putting the future of hundreds of flat owners and commercial HEARING NEXT WEEK ■ GMADA says representatives of both firms have met officials and expressed intention to resolve matter; hearing is scheduled to be held next week ■ Promoters of Beverly Golf Avenue in Sec 65 owe ~80 cr & WTC Chandigarh in Aerocity ~103 cr; this includes penal interest for default on payments ■ GMADA maintains dues have to be paid according to terms and conditions, while promoters are contesting interest rates according to repayment plan space buyers in jeopardy. GMADA Chief Administrator Amandeep Bansal said: “An appeal has been filed before the appellate authority. It is pending for hearing next week. The representatives of both firms have met Continued on page 2
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