18092023-CT-01.qxd 9/18/2023 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune FIRE BREAKS OUT AT TOYOTA SHOWROOM, 10 CARS GUTTED GMCH, SECTOR 32, CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE RELIGIOUS EVENTS HELD TO MARK PM MODI’S BIRTHDAY Firefighters have reported damage to 10 cars in a fire at a Toyota showroom in city’s Industrial Area, Phase I. P3 Staff members of GMCH, Sector 32, hold a celebration to mark 25 years of commitment in healthcare. P3 On PM Modi’s birthday, members of different faiths in the city come together and offered prayers. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 61 PANCHKULA 49 MOHALI 58 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF HIT-&-RUN CASE REGISTERED Chandigarh: A car sped away after hitting a pedestrian in Sector 16. Jatinder Bawa, a resident of Sector 16, reported that a car sped away after hitting his son Paras near his house. The victim was injured and admitted to the hospital. The accident was reported earlier this month. However, the case was registered at the Sector 17 police station on Saturday. TNS Five arrested with illegal liquor Chandigarh, September 17 The police have arrested five persons for possessing liquor illegally. The District Crime Cell nabbed Deepak Kumar, alias Sunny (23), a resident of Baltana, with four boxes of countrymade liquor, two boxes of whiskey halves and 11 bottles of whisky at Industrial Area, Phase I. Another accused, Amrik (28), a resident of Panchkula, was arrested at the motor market, Mani Majra, with 17 boxes of English wine, two of countrymade liquor and three boxes of beer, which were loaded on to an SUV. The police also nabbed Himanshu Sharma (36), a resident of Kishangarh, at Mani Majra with 50 nips of illicit countrymade liquor. The police, meanwhile, arrested Ram Krishan (41), a resident of Maloya, with 47 nips of illicit countrymade liquo at Industrial Area, Phase II. Vijay Kumar of Badheri village was arrested at the Sector 41 market with 52 nips of countrymade liquor. They were arrested and later released on bail. — TNS Cites impact on overall universal value of heritage site Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 17 In a major development, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has requested the UT Administration to suspend three major projects, including the holistic development plan for the Punjab and Haryana High Court within the Capitol Complex. The committee has raised serious objections, citing concerns about the impact of these projects on the Overall Universal Value (OUV) of the UNESCO-designated site. Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex was accorded the prestigious status of a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2016. The projects under scrutiny encompass not only the ambitious holistic development plan for the Punjab and Haryana High Court but also a multilevel parking and AC chiller plants. In a draft decision conveyed to the Ministry of Culture, subsequently forwarded to the Chandigarh Administration, the World Heritage committee, comprising members HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MULTILEVEL PARKING PROJECT ■ The proposed underground multilevel parking at the Capitol Complex adjacent to the HC will cause traffic congestion besides noise and air pollution ■ Will obstruct the original landscape composition and visual integrity of the property ■ It may lead to an increase in from around the globe, has expressed its reservations. The committee stated that these projects, undertaken and commissioned by the footfall in the core zone, causing overcrowding ■ The construction will require site clearance of about 8.5acre area at the surface level, which would cause damage to the site, trees, artificial mounds and original landscape composition Administration, had a detrimental impact on the site’s OUV. Consequently, they have called for these projects to be temporarily suspended. Chandigarh, September 17 Two persons, including the owner of a hotel at Kajheri village, Sector 52, have been arrested allegedly for human trafficking. A police team, which raided the hotel, rescued a girl, who is a native of Assam. The police said they got an input that members of the gang used to lure women from other states into coming to Chandigarh on the pretext of providing them jobs. They sexually exploited their victims at a hotel in Kajheri village. Acting on the information, the police raided Hotel Nitish Palace on September 16 and rescued the girl, who was allegedly sexually exploited by the accused, identified as Sandeep and Muslim Hussain, alias Sahid. The police said the accused, during the interrogation, revealed that Sahid was a coowner of the hotel, who was operating it with his brother, Muzahid. “The accused used to bring girls from Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar on the pretext ❝UNESCO panel says projects fail to meet heritage impact assessment criteria and do not comply with the guidelines of Council on Monuments and Sites. — Official ❞ A senior official from the UT Administration, privy to these developments, revealed, “The UNESCO World Heritage continued on page 2 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE A first: PPP projects for vacant properties of UT civic body To appoint transaction adviser to design plans Sandeep Ran Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 17 For its properties lying vacant for a long time, for the first time, the Municipal Corporation is going to introduce public-private partnership (PPP)-based projects. The civic body will appoint a transaction adviser to design the PPP projects for its properties. “After a due survey of each property, the transaction adviser will suggest us what projects can be implemented on our properties under the PPP mode,” shared an MC official. Officials said by going for a PPP-mode, the civic body would be at an advantage as those professionals would better know what could be done for which property. For example, the MC may have a special market for a particular product or service such as mobile phone, laptop repair or eating joints at one particular sector. The MC has not been able to auction these properties for years, for which high market price and leasehold are cited as major reasons by traders. The corporation had earlier written to the UT Administration to allow it to give away its properties on a Vacant booths under new bridge in Sector 17. PRADEEP TEWARI SPECIAL HUBS The MC may have a special market for a particular product or service such as mobile phone, laptop repair or eating joints at one particular sector. INFRA FALLING IN RUIN ■ 105 booths in Vikas Nagar (Mauli Jagran) ■ Shops at Sector 17/22 subway ■ 18 booths at Shopping Complex, Mauli Jagran ■ 40 booths at new overbridge in Sector 17 ■ Booths at Sector 39-D ■ Vacant booths at Sector 41 AC Fish and Meat Market ■ Site for hospital and 20 SCFs in Mani Majra freehold basis, but has not got any go-ahead till now. There are a large number of vacant properties of the MC, including 105 booths in Vikas Nagar (Mauli Jagran), shops at the Sector 17/22 subway, 18 booths in the Shopping Complex, Mauli Jagran; 40 booths at the new overbridge in Sector 17, booths at Sector 39-D, vacant booths at Sector 41 AC Fish and Meat Market and a hospital site and 20 SCF sites in Mani Majra. These properties worth crores have been falling into ruin. Most properties have not been disposed of since these were constructed. The properties could not be auctioned despite repeated tenders. Seeing poor response, the MC has not put its properties under the hammer for the past few months. Two Panchkula clubs to lose liquor licence Missing cab driver found dead near Rajpura Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 17 Officials of the Excise and Taxation Department, on the directions of the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Excise), RK Chaudhary, today conducted a special checking at two clubs having liquor licences. The checking team found the two clubs —The White (ALMAS), Sector 8; and M/s Mata Kalka Hotels and Club (Play N Pause) — were found Excise team finds both running operations beyond 2 am running beyond the prescribed time limit. The department will start the process for cancellation of their liquor licences. The permissible time for running club operations is till 2 am. They would continue surprise checking in the coming days, said Chaudhary. Resident of Kandala village, Mohali, went missing from near SBSI Airport on September 12 PAST INCIDENTS OF CABBY MURDER Mohali, September 17 The badly mutilated body of a 31-year-old taxi driver was found after the car was removed from a canal near Kheri Gandian village, Rajpura, last night. The deceased, Satbir Singh, a resident of Kandala village, Mohali, had mysteriously gone missing from near the SBSI Airport on September 12 afternoon. The car was removed from the canal with the help of divers and a crane. 2 arrested for human trafficking, girl rescued Tribune News Service GUIDELINES NOT COMPLIED WITH MAX 29°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 25.6°C SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:09 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Shelve Capitol Complex projects: UNESCO panel GENERALLY CLOUDY SUNSET MONDAY 6:24 PM » MONDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST Police raid hotel at Kajheri village after tip-off The accused in custody of the Chandigarh police. of providing them job in Chandigarh, with the help of a person named Raju, who hails from Delhi,” said a police official. Meanwhile, the girl was sent to Nari Niketan, Sector 26. A case under Sections 370 (trafficking of persons), 370-A (ii) (exploitation of a trafficked person) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC has been registered. Both accused were produced before the court that sent Sandeep to judicial custody and Sahid to one-day police custody. c m y b July 31: A cab driver, Dharam Pal, 35, a resident of Zirakpur, was stabbed to death near Palm Residency, Mullanpur barrier, around 9 pm. The cab, with a Mohali registration plate, had picked up the passengers from Sector 43 to Mullanpur. Passers-by said the victim, a native of Rajasthan, was stabbed in the throat and left in a secluded area. The police arrested Raju (30), a resident of Mansa, from his hometown on August 6 May 17: The police nabbed two youths for Eyewitnesses apprehended murder as deep stab wounds were found near the neck, face and chest of the driver. snatching a cab from a Phase 7 driver and then murdering him on May 2. The victim, Dayanand Sharma, alias Sonu, a native of Una, was contacted for booking through “inDrive” app, and went missing on May 2 night. A missing person report was filed and a search was launched. Bathinda native Resham Singh and Mansa native Punjabdeep Singh were booked under Sections 302, 346 and 24 of the IPC at the Mataur police station. One of the legs of the taxi driver was found tied. The deceased is survived by his wife and five year-old-son. His father, Surinder Singh, said Satbir, who operated taxi at the airport, had left the house around 11:30 am on September 12 and his last mobile tower location was found near the airport chowk. After that both his mobile phones were switched off around 4 pm. It is a clear case of murder. He had no enmity with anyone. The family had been searching for him since September 13 and a DDR was registered on September 14, he said. This is the third instance of a cabbie being murdered with sharp weapons in the past five months in Mohali and nearby areas.
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