21082023-CT-01.qxd 21-08-2023 00:00 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune 3 STAFFERS OF KAJHERI HOTEL HELD FOR TRAFFICKING STALWART OF CLASSICAL MUSIC PASSES AWAY KEZIA, SUNNY CLINCH GOLD MEDAL IN WRESTLING MEET A manager and two other staffers have been arrested by the police allegedly for human trafficking. P3 Navjivan Khosla breathed his last on August 19 in Panchkula after suffering from long illness. P3 Kezia overpowered Anshika to win the girls’ 48kg gold medal on the concluding day of the meet. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 70 PANCHKULA 72 MOHALI 68 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN BOOKED FOR VIOLATING ORDERS Chandigarh: The police have booked a house owner for not providing information about his tenant to the police. The police said Balbir Singh of Govindpura, Mani Majra, rented out his house but didn’t provide necessary details to the police. It was a violation of the District Magistrate’s order. A case under Section 188 of the IPC has been registered. TNS BICYCLES STOLEN FROM SECTOR 17 Chandigarh: A resident of Sector 22 reported that her bicycle was stolen from near the library in Sector 17. Another complainant, Pulkit Arora, a resident Sector 48, reported that his bicycle was stolen from a parking lot in Sector 17. Separate cases have been registered. TNS GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C YESTERDAY MAX 35.4°C | MIN 27.6°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:58 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:54 AM » MONDAY | 21 AUGUST 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE health infra Audit report exposes‘unrealistic UT goes slow onCentres hanging fire 12 Urban Health and Wellness estimates’ for housing works Naina Mishra PROJECT STATUS Tribune News Service Up to 84% difference in tender cost, expenses incurred Sandeep Rana OFF THE MARK Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 20 The Director General of Audit (Central), Chandigarh, in its report, has stated the UT Administration is preparing “unrealistic estimates” for renovation of government houses. It has been found that the difference between the estimated cost and the total expenditure was up to 84 per cent in some works. The department conducted a check of the record for 202122 maintained by the office of the Executive Engineer, Capital Project Division Number 3, and found estimates with respect to various works were “very much on the higher side and the expenditure incurred was very low after completion of work.” “The work is executed as per detailed estimates prepared on the basis of detailed drawings and specifications. The detailed estimates should be given with broad details for each item of work involved and schedule of rates so that it is realistic and involves a minimum variation,” read the audit report. The report is out now, thanks House Sector 4 Sector 24 Sector 11 Estimates ~20.27 lakh ~11.88 lakh ~6.75 lakh Expenses Difference ~3.24 lakh 84.02 per cent ~3.39 lakh 71.46 per cent ~2.02 lakh 70.07 per cent Chandigarh, August 20 Twelve Urban Health and Wellness Centres in the city have been hanging fire for a long time. This is despite the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare having released funds for 16 centres to the Chandigarh Administration. The centres at Raipur Kalan and Makhan Majra are expected to be completed by October 31 with civil work contracts set to be awarded soon. The one at Khuda Jassu is likely to be completed by October 15. The centres at Sector 52, Sector 25, Khuda Lahora, Khuda Ali Sher and Sector 39 are in their final stages of construction, with only minor tasks remaining. The centre at Kishangarh, however, ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Raipur Kalan, Makhkan Majra — Civil works pending Khuda Lahora, Khuda Ali Sher, Sector 39 — Minor renovation remaining Kishangarh — Construction to be done afresh Indira Colony — MC yet to hand over land Daria — NOC from MC is awaited District Courts-43, High Court — No progress made so far Raipur Khurd — Architect wing awaits scope of works and drawings Hallo Majra — Construction work pending faces a location issue. The site is significantly below the ground level. To resolve this issue, the authorities concerned are seeking a standardised design that would allow them to construct a new building at the site. The centre at Indira Colony is stuck up as the Municipal Corporation has refused to provide land free of cost. The proposal has been postpone- ment. Earlier, the land had been used by the PGI to run a dispensary for several years. Meanwhile, little to no progress has been made with regard to the centres at the District Courts premises in Sector 43 and at the Punjab and Haryana High Court complex. The centre at Daria has been put on hold due to the requirement of a no objection continued on page 2 A lane of government houses in Sector 19, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI ‘IT REEKS OF CORRUPTION’ by the audit reeks of An inquiry should be conducted ❝Goingestimates arereport, itpreparedcorruption.administration officers. into why 15-year-old boy electrocuted at Nayagaon very high being by the UT ❞ — RK Garg, RTI ACTIVIST to an RTI query. Scanning through the list of 17 works mentioned in the audit, it was found that addition/alteration work in a Sector 4 house an estimated cost of Rs 20.27 lakh, while it was carried out at a cost of Rs 3.24 lakh, a difference of 84.02 per cent. Likewise, addition/alteration work in a Sector 24 residence was estimated to be a whopping Rs 11.88 lakh but only Rs 3.39 lakh was spent on the job, which is a difference of 71.46 per cent. Renovation of toilets and kitchen on the ground floor and conversion of garage into a camp office in a Type 8 house in Sector 11 was estimated at Rs 6.75 lakh, while the expenditure of only Rs 2.02 lakh was incurred, a big difference of 70.07 per cent again. The UT Administration gets such continued on page 2 Mohali, August 20 A 15-year-old boy, Shiva Kumar, was electrocuted after coming in contact with a high tension line on the rooftop of a utensil shop in Nayagaon this afternoon. Gudia Devi, a resident of Adarsh Nagar, said, “Around 4 pm on Sunday, there was a power outage in the shop after rain. The shop the kin of the owner sent Shiva deceased alleged. upstairs to check the DSP City-1 Prabelectricity wire. The hjot Kaur said, “The boy came in contact kin are yet to record with the wire and was their statement. The electrocuted. On body has been being informed by released from the Deceased Shiva the police, she hospital. Based on reached the PGI and came to their statement, further know that his son had died,” action will be taken.” — TNS COMPLETING YEARS IN INDIA c m y b
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