12092023-CT-01.qxd 9/12/2023 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune DOCS ON STRIKE TODAY, ONLY EMERGENCY SERVICES AT GMCH ENCROACHMENTS REMOVED FROM 115 PARKS; DRIVE ON ASIAN GAMES MEDAL HOPEFULS FIGHT IT OUT AT ATHLETICS MEET Seeking Central Residency Scheme for all residents, doctors at GMCH-32 will strike work on Tuesday. P3 Acting on news reports, teams of the MC have removed encroachments from as many as 115 public parks.P3 Two promising athletes — Chanda & Harmilan Bains — compete in 800m event during athletics meet. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 64 PANCHKULA 62 MOHALI 70 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MINOR STABBED AT MALOYA Chandigarh: A 16-year-old boy was reportedly stabbed with a glass bottle by a few juveniles. A resident of Maloya reported that his son was stabbed in the stomach by a 15-year-old boy who was accompanied by three others. The boy was admitted to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The Maloya police station has started investigation into the matter. TNS SNATCHER KILLED AS BIKE SKIDS Zirakpur: An alleged snatcher was killed and his accomplice suffered a leg fracture after the motorcycle they were riding skidded while trying to escape after snatching a vendor’s mobile phone at Dera Bassi on Monday. The victim has been identified as Ashish Kumar, a resident of Zirakpur. The police said they had started investigation into the matter. TNS Don’t travel through unregistered app services: Admn Chandigarh, September 11 For the safety of the residents, the UT Administration has advised the general public to book cabs having yellow commercial number plates through Ola and Uber companies and not to book cabs through unregistered appbased aggregator companies. An official spokesperson said the Administration had granted aggregator license to two companies, namely OLA and Uber, to provide the cab services in Chandigarh and other app-based aggregator companies such as Bla Bla, Quick ride, indrive, Redbus, Rapido, etc were not registered with the Administration. The UT also advised not to travel in cab/bike having private number (white plate) which is illegal, failing which strict legal action will be taken against passengers as well as drivers of private vehicles. The panic buttons are also installed in the commercial cabs which can be pressed in emergency. — TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee (CHCC) has decided against re-densification of city’s Phase I, while affirming that there will be no need for alterations in the Chandigarh Master Plan 2031. The decisions were taken during the committee’s 21st meeting held on May 10. Its minutes were placed before Justice Vikas Bahl of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today during the hearing of a petition filed in the matter. Chaired by the Adviser to the UT Administrator, the meeting addressed various MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 34.7°C | MIN 25.1°C SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:05 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE ~20 cr for solar power Man crushed under wheels of bus plants at govt houses Brother injured as Haryana Roadways bus hits bike on Zirakpur-Ambala NH Tribune News Service Installation underway in few sectors of city Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 The UT Administration has embarked on a significant initiative to harness solar energy by installing rooftop solar power plants on approximately 1,500 government houses located across the city. The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), the designated executing agency for renewable energy projects in the city, disclosed that a budget of Rs 20 crore has been allocated for this ambitious project. Work has already commenced in select areas of the city, with solar power plants already in place on approximately 550 houses. The remaining residences are set to be equipped with these solar installations in the near future. The UT Engineering Department has allocated houses in various sectors, including Sector 7, 27, 19, 23, for the installation of rooftop solar power plants. The UT Administration has set a commendable target to achieve 75MWp (Mega Watt Peak) generation by December, marking a significant stride towards sustainable and renewable energy sources. This initiative not only promotes the utilisation of clean energy but also contributes to reducing the carbon footprint, thereby aligning with Solar panel installed atop Type-8 houses in Sector 23, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI 1,500 75MWP GENERATION TARGET BY DEC HOUSES TO BE COVERED UNDER PROJECT 550 HOUSES ALREADY EQUIPPED WITH PLANTS environmental sustainability goals. By harnessing solar power, the UT Administration is actively working to create a greener and more ecofriendly city. Among all Union Territories, the city has topped the country in solar power generation. As on June 20, 63.59MWp solar power capacity had been installed here. With the aim of developing the UT as a model solar city, the Administration has aimed at achieving a target of 100 MWp by 2025. An official said a road map was being prepared to meet the solar power generation of the city The UT Administration has set a commendable target to achieve 75MWp (Mega Watt Peak) generation by December, marking a significant stride towards sustainable and renewable energy sources. by 2030. He said 10MWp solar power projects included two floating solar power plants to be set up at waterworks in Sector 39. A 3000kWp floating SPV power plant would be set up at tank number 5 and 6 and another (2,500 kWp) at tank number 1 and 2. A solar plant of 1MWp capacity would be set up on the shed of the parking area near DT Mall in the IT Park and some rooftop solar plants at institutional buildings. He said four canal-top solar photo voltaic (SPV) power plants on the N-Choe and Patiala ki Rao seasonal continued on page 2 Zirakpur, September 11 A 35-year-old cloth dealer was killed and his brother injured when a Haryana Roadways bus hit the motorcycle they were riding on the Zirakpur/Ambala highway around 1 pm today. The accident led to a massive traffic jam for over an hour. The bus, en route to Ambala, hit the motorcycle following which Mohammad Furkan, a resident of Mulanpur, was crushed under its rear wheels, while his brother, Mohammad Shabad, fell on the other side. The duo was going to Ambala to buy clothes. Sources said the bus driver fled the scene but was made to stop by commuters near the Singhpura light point. The police were informed about the accident, but it took nearly an hour for them to reach the scene. Meanwhile, another Haryana Roadways bus, going towards Ambala, hit the wrong side of the road to avoid the long traffic jam. The people, who had gathered at the accident spot, got infuriated to see the bus on the wrong side and hurled stones at the vehicle during heated arguments with the bus staff. The windowpanes of the bus were damaged. Residents of Zirakpur said buses frequently ply on the wrong side of the road, while the traffic police seemingly doing nothing against such violators. The bus was impounded by the Zirakpur police. Its driver was arrested and later released on bail. People gather at the accident spot in Zirakpur on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL Another Haryana Roadways bus (plying on the wrong side), which was damaged by irate passersby after the accident. PEOPLE VENT IRE ON BUS PLYING ON WRONG SIDE Another Haryana Roadways bus, going towards Ambala, hit the wrong side of the road to avoid the long traffic jam. The people, who had gathered at the accident spot, got infuriated to see the bus on the wrong side and hurled stones at the vehicle during heated arguments with the bus staff. The windowpanes of the bus were damaged. RESIDENTS BLAME COPS FOR TRAFFIC CHAOS Injured brother of deceased Mohammad Furkan at the spot. Residents of Zirakpur expressed their concerns about buses frequently driving on the wrong side of the road, while the traffic police seemingly doing nothing against such violators. Third counselling for Class XI announced Mayor unveils logo for Swachhata League Renal transplant waiting Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 Ahead of the city’s participation in the Indian Swachhata League (ISL 2.0), the Municipal Corporation today unveiled the official logo for the highly anticipated second season of the league to be organised under the banner of “Swachhata Hi Sewa”. The logo was today unveiled by Mayor Anup Gupta and Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra in the presence of other senior officers of the MC. The Mayor said the logo of “Chandigarh Challenger’s, Phir se”, representing the city in the ISL 2.0, embodied the team’s determination and dedication to fostering a cleaner and greener environment. The event, scheduled to take place from September 15 to 17, is aimed at building Chandigarh, September 11 The Education Department has released the schedule for the third round of counselling for admission to Class XI in Government Senior Secondary Schools for the academic year 2023-24. DATE FOR RECEIVING FORMS SEPTEMBER 12 CLOSING DATE SEPTEMBER 17 DISPLAY OF SCHOOL ALLOCATION SEPTEMBER 22 This counselling round is exclusively for candidates who were unable to secure a seat in the previous two counselling sessions. Fresh applications will not be accepted, and requests for migration or continued on page 2 City to showcase tableau at Delhi ‘Samaroah’ Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Mayor unveils the UT logo for Indian Swachhata League 2.0. upon the success and momentum of its previous season. It is also aimed at engaging and empowering the youth to actively participate in cleanliness drives and promote the vision of a garbage-free India. The league will see participation by teams from various cities, including Chandigarh Challenger’s - Phir se. Mitra said, “We believe that the participation in the Indian Swachhata League will inspire citizens to adopt cleaner practices in their everyday lives.” Additionally, the MC would like to highlight the coming Swachhata Pakhwada, which will commence in the city on September 15. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs continued on page 2 Chandigarh, September 11 On the lines of the Republic Day parade, Chandigarh will prepare a tableau for the Swachh Bharat Samaroah to be organised on October 1 and 2 in Delhi. The tableau will highlight the city’s water-plus status and public toilet infrastructure. Different states and UTs will display their tableaux during the event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to be present. The two-day event will witness the inauguration of the Swachh Bharat Exhibition, interaction with participants, continued on page 2 Heritage panel against re-densification of Phase I of UT Saurabh Malik PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET TUESDAY 6:32 PM » TUESDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST agenda items, ultimately shaping the future of the city’s heritage and urban planning. One of the foremost topics of discussion was the implementation of a recent judgment by the Supreme Court of India in a case revolving around the issue of floor-wise sale of residences, among other things. “As regard to other issues of agenda about the issues of restrictions on share transfer outside family, sanctioning of building plans etc. raised by the Estate Office, UT, it was decided in the meeting that some of these issues involve legal aspects. Hence, the Estate Office, UT, will take No need for alterations in Chandigarh Master Plan 2031, says panel decision in the matter after seeking legal opinion,” the minutes read. The committee also examined recommendations made by another committee chaired by a Member of Par- liament concerning the provision of retractable/temporary roofs over open areas in showrooms of Sector 7 and 26 on the Madhya Marg. It was decided that the matter would be further examined in c m y b light of existing norms of fire safety, light and ventilation, and the parking provisions. Another important discussion revolved around the proposal for converting Kiran Cinema in Sector 22 into a multiplex. The committee acknowledged the cinema’s historical significance as the city’s first movie theatre, designed by Maxwell Fry. To preserve this heritage, the committee recommended exploring retrofitting and conservative measures for adaptive reuse, instead of demolishing the existing structure. An English architect, Fry was one of the four-member team of foreign architects headed by Le Corbusier who designed the capital city of Chandigarh. It was also decided in the meeting that the Kiran cinema’s owner would submit a revised proposal, which would be thoroughly examined by the subcommittee of the CHCC and members of the PAC (U) before being presented again. Justice Bahl was hearing a petition filed against the Chandigarh Administration through its secretary and other respondents by Sushil Ghai. Advocate Salil Dev Singh Bali appeared for the petitioner. UT was represented by advocate Sukhmani Patwalia. dropsto2monthsatPGI Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here has drastically reduced the waiting time for renal transplants. Under the collaborative efforts of the Renal Transplant, Urology, and Nephrology Departments, the waiting period for renal transplants has been reduced from a year to just two and a half months. Previously, the Renal Transplant Department solely conducted kidney transplants at the PGIMER, with the capacity to perform only one or two surgeries a day. However, with the expanded involvement of the Urology and Nephrology Departments, the hospital now performs an impressive eight or nine kidney transplants daily. Last year, the PGIMER conducted more than 200 renal transplants. In just the first six months of this year, it has surpassed 225 transplants. The institution aims at exceeding 400 transplants by the end of this year. In total, the PGIMER has performed over 4,800 renal transplants, encompassing both live and deceased patients’ donations. Approximately 85% of these kidneys were donated by living donors, typically blood relatives, while the remaining came from the families of deceased donors. “The decrease in the waiting time for renal transplants at the PGIMER is indeed a remarkable breakthrough, offering hope to countless individuals suffering from end-stage renal disease. The A BIG JUMP IN NUMBER OF SURGERIES ■ Renal Transplant Department performed only one or two surgeries a day earlier ■ With the involvement of the Urology and Nephrology Departments, the hospital now performs eight or nine kidney transplants daily. ■ In just the first six months of this year, it has surpassed 225 transplants. ■ The institution aims at exceeding 400 transplants by the end of this year. collaboration among the Renal Transplant, Urology, and Nephrology Departments has streamlined the transplant process,” said Prof Vivek Lal, PGIMER Director. In addition to renal transplants, the PGIMER has also made substantial progress in pancreas, liver and heart transplants, effectively reducing the waiting period for patients in need. Notably, the PGIMER accomplished a successful living donor liver transplant (LDLT) on August 7, where a 46-year-old male patient from Uttar Pradesh received a liver from his wife. Both the recipient and the donor experienced smooth recoveries. For living donor transplants routinely performed in the country, private hospitals charge around Rs 35 lakh, while the PGI offers this procedure for about Rs 14 lakh for both the donor and the recipient.
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