30082023-CT-01.qxd 30-08-2023 00:32 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune PU POLL: STUDENT LEADERS STEP UP CAMPAIGNING SIRSA GANGSTER HELD AFTER SHOOTOUT ON AIRPORT ROAD ZIRAKPUR POLICE BUST INTERSTATE DRUG MODULE Students’ political groups leaving no stone unturned to shore up support ahead of the PUCSC elections. P3 Anil Bishnoi of Sirsa, a member of Jaggu Bhagwanpuria gang, arrested after firing near Chhat village. P4 The Zirakpur police claim to have busted an interstate drug module by arresting all four of its members. P4 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 80 PANCHKULA 68 MOHALI 82 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF KALKA MAN HELD WITH HEROIN Panchkula: The Anti-Narcotics Cell of the district police arrested a Kalka resident in a drug case on Monday. The suspect, Navdeep Singh, alias Ricky, of Khurana Colony, was nabbed with 25.18-grm heroin. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered at the Kalka police station. He was presented before a court, which sent him to three-day police remand. TNS MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING CASH Chandigarh: A man was caught red-handed while stealing cash. A woman reported that Prem Prashad was allegedly caught stealing Rs 3,000 from her house. A case was registered at the Sector 19 police station and the suspect arrested. TNS Despite Guv’s directions, MC House refuses to withdraw decision Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 29 Ten days after Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit asked the city Municipal Corporation to roll back its decision on charging double parking rates on four-wheelers registered outside the tricity, the MC House today refused to withdraw the decision as of now. Neither the agenda regarding the parking issue was brought nor was it discussed while approving the minutes of the last House meeting. As the meeting was about to end, AAP councillor Jasbir Singh Laddi asked about the Governor’s direction. Mayor Anup Gupta told him that he had not received anything in writing regarding it. The Mayor asked the councillors about their views on rollback of the double parking fee. No councillor objected. After that the Mayor said a delegation would soon meet the Governor on the issue. “None of the councillors from any party spoke against the proposal. As of now, we are going ahead with the current proposal,” the Mayor told reporters Congress councillors protest during MC House meeting on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI WHAT PUROHIT SAID EARLIER ‘NO OBJECTIONS BY COUNCILLORS’ During the Administrator’s Advisory Council meeting, Purohit had emphasised disparity in parking charges based on the vehicle’s registration was unacceptable. He had directed the civic body to annul the proposal right away. The Mayor had said the proposal would be reviewed at the upcoming House meeting. ❝None of the councillors from any party spoke against the proposal. As of now, we after the meeting. It was during the Administrator’s Advisory Council meeting that Purohit unequivocally expressed his disapproval of such a practice and emphasised disparity in parking charges based on the vehicle’s registration was unacceptable. He had directed the civic body to annul the are going ahead with the current proposal. — Anup Gupta, MAYOR ❞ proposal right away. Purohit had asserted such a disparity must not be allowed to creep in. Following this, the Mayor had said the proposal would be reviewed at the upcoming House meeting. At its meeting on July 25, the corporation had approved the levy of double parking charges on four-wheelers reg- c m y b istered outside the tricity. The move was opposed by people from all walks of life. As per the current approved agenda, car parking charges will be Rs 15 for four hours. For parking up to 8 hours, Rs 20 will be charged. After that, Rs 10 will be charged per hour. All these charges will be continued on page 2 MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 34.6°C | MIN 23.5°C SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:59 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Double parking fee for outside four-wheelers to stay for now PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:48 PM » WEDNESDAY | 30 AUGUST 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE SHORTER ROUTE TO AIRPORT DCs of UT, Mohali conduct physical verification of land Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 29 Deputy Commissioner of Chandigarh Vinay Pratap Singh and his Mohali counterpart Aashika Jain, along with Additional Solicitor General Satya Pal Jain, today carried out a physical verification of the land to be acquired for the proposed shorter route from Chandigarh to Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport in Mohali. The report will be submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court during next hearing on August 31. The High Court had on August 19 directed officers of the Punjab Government and the Chandigarh Administration to hold a joint meeting to 14 ACRES FALL IN PUNJAB A total of 56 acres will be acquired for the route, of which 42 acres fall in Chandigarh. The remaining 14 acres fall under two villages of Jagatpura and Kandala in Punjab. NEW ROAD TO CUT DISTANCE BY 8 KM Residents have to travel 11.5 km to reach the airport from Junction 63. The proposed route, which will be 60 ft wide, will cut short the distance by 8 km to around 3.5 km. The travel time will be reduced from 25 minutes to 5 minutes. speed up the work on the shorter route to the airport. The UT Administration has planned the new shorter route to start from Purv Marg, 200 metres short of the Vikas Marg T-point intersection continued on page 2 Lalru school lecturer held for graft Tribune News Service Mohali, August 29 Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested a Lecturer, Umesh Kumar Munjal, posted at the Government Senior Secondary School, Lalru, in district for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1.16 lakh from P Ranjan, a resident of Nanak Nagri, Abohar, Fazilka. Ranjan had complained that his wife Priya Miglani, a government teacher, was posted at Government Senior Secondary School, Kussowal, in Ferozepur district, which is about 180 km from their residence. Umesh reportedly contacted him to get his wife transferred near home. He (the complainant) met him at Muktsar on October 26, 2021, and the lecturer allegedly demanded Rs 2 lakh for getting her continued on page 2
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