23102023-CT-01.qxd 10/22/2023 11:58 PM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune MALHOTRA TAKES OVER AS PRESIDENT OF CITY BJP PARKING IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS UNDERUTILISED CAPTAIN’S 18 EMERGE CHAMPS OF CHANDIGARH GOLF LEAGUE City BJP leaders put up a united show as Jatinder Pal Malhotra assumes charge as president. P3 Despite parking spaces earmarked at schools, visitors continue to park vehicles in residential areas. P3 Win the league by beating Fairway Comets 4-3 in a nail-biting final at Chandigarh Golf Club. P3 » » CHANDIGARH 132 PANCHKULA 104 MOHALI 130 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF CASE AGAINST IMMIGRATION FIRM Chandigarh: A resident of Ludhiana has alleged that Gurpreet Singh Randhawa, MD, Blue Sapphire Immigration and Educational Consultants Private Limited, Sector 34, cheated her of Rs 20,47,810 on the promise of providing work visa of Canada to her. A case under Sections 420 of the IPC & 24 of the Immigration Act has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. TNS ONE BOOKED FOR IMPERSONATION Chandigarh: Principal and Centre Superintendent, Modern Ways Model School, Sector 29, Grish Sachdeva reported that Mukesh Kumar of Bhiwani was caught taking Haryana State Group D Exam in place of original candidate Raman Nain on Saturday. He has been arrested. TNS 9 mths on, installation of solar plants yet to begin Admn fails to finalise build, operate & transfer period Dushyant Singh Pundir 1,200 APPLICATIONS FOR FREE FACILITY NO CONSENSUS FLAT POWER RATE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 22 Wait for free rooftop solar plants is likely to get longer as the UT Administration is yet to finalise the build, operate and transfer (BOT) period for the operation of these plants. The UT Administration recently directed the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) to fix the build, operate and transfer (BOT) period for the installation of rooftop solar power plants free of cost, but it is yet to be finalised, said an official. After the finalisation of the BOT period, residents will be able to get rooftop solar power plants installed free of cost, while the cost of installation will be recovered by the selected firm over that period through the sale of electricity generated by these plants. In June, CREST had identified a company for the project, but there was no consensus on the BOT period. The firm had proposed a BOT period of 23 years, while CREST maintained it should be 20 years. The impasse in negotiations has delayed the project by nine months. The Joint Electricity Regu- In June, Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society identified a company for the project, but there was no consensus on the BOT period. The firm had proposed a BOT period of 23 years, while CREST maintained it should be 20 years. Under the Renewable Energy Services Company model, house owners will get electricity at a consistent rate of ~3.23 per unit. They will have to provide nearly 500 sq ft of space for a 5kWp solar plant on the rooftop to the firm and get electricity at the flat rate during the BOT period. latory Commission (JERC) in January had granted approval to the installation of grid-connected rooftop solar plants in the city for domestic consumers by a third party under the BOT model. CREST, which has been designated as an executing agency for renewable energy projects of the Department of Science and Technology, UT, had filed a petition before the JERC, seeking an approval for the installation of grid- connected rooftop (GCRT) power projects for domestic consumers by a third party under the BOT model of Renewable Energy Services Company (RESCO). The society has already received more than 1,200 applications from residents for free-of-cost installation of rooftop solar plants. The move is aimed at generating 8.5 MWp of solar power, even as this falls short of the intended continued on page 2 c m y b MAX 29°C | MIN 17°C YESTERDAY MAX 28.1°C | MIN 15.8°C SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:30 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD PRADEEP TEWARI AIR QUALITY INDEX PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET MONDAY 5:44 PM » MONDAY | 23 OCTOBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Resident duped of ~6.45 lakh in online fraud CHANDIGARH: Navin Gupta of Sector 43 reported that a caller posing as an employee of a company duped him of Rs 6,45,000 by promising him a job. He received a fake offer/appointment letter through email on June 22. A case under Sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120B of the IPC has been registered at the cybercrime police station. TNS
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