25102023-CT-01.qxd 10/25/2023 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune UT SET TO HIT FUEL 2-WHEELER CAP, DEALERS IN A FIX AGAIN TOP SEED ABHINAV IN NEXT ROUND OF ROOTS AITA MEET SHOOTER SARABJOT SINGH SEALS OLYMPIC BERTH Of extended quota of 1,609 petrol two-wheelers, 1,229 units registered in the city in past six days. P3 Abhinav of Punjab outclasses Haryana’s Naitik in straight sets to reach U-14 quarterfinals. P3 DAV College student wins bronze in 10m air pistol at Asian Shooting meet in Changwon, Korea. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 101 PANCHKULA 91 MOHALI 99 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF PEDESTRIAN DIES IN ACCIDENT Chandigarh: Dharmender Kumar of Sector 34 has reported a motorcycle rider, Satinder Singh of Kansal, hit his wife, Khusboo, on the Sector 33/34 road on Monday. She was shifted to the GMCH-32 where she died during treatment. A case under Sections 279, 337 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered. TNS IMMIGRATION ‘FRAUD’ REPORTED Chandigarh: A resident of Sector 49, Kishan Singh, and others have alleged that the owner of Sparx Overseas, Sector 34, here cheated them of Rs 22.80 lakh over providing work visa of Singapore and Dubai in September 2021. A case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC and 24 of the Immigration Act has been registered. TNS MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 31°C | MIN 17°C YESTERDAY MAX 31.4°C | MIN 14.7°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:41 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:32 AM » WEDNESDAY | 25 OCTOBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE City comes alive with Dasehra spirit MC talks tough over e-Sampark centres Ravana effigies burnt at 25 locations, snarl-ups at crowded venues Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 24 Effigies of demon king Ravana went up in flames at 25 locations today. Some of the towering effigies were as tall as 106 ft at Sector 46 and 70 ft at Sector 34. At other locations, the effigies, although slightly smaller than those of Sectors 46 and 34, still stood tall, with heights exceeding 60 ft. The DGP of Chandigarh graced the event as chief guest at the Sector 46 ground. Visitors were treated to a magnificent display of fireworks at various venues throughout the city, including Ramlila Ground in Sector 27, Dasehra Ground in Sector 29, mosque ground in Phase II of Ram Darbar, near Valmiki Mandir in Sector 24, Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Sector 22, Dhanas, Panjab University, Milk Colony in Dhanas, Sai Baba temple in Khudda Lohara and the market ground in Sector 15. While the celebrations brought immense joy to residents, certain areas of the city, such as the Parade Ground in Sector 17, the Sector 34 ground in front of the gurdwara, the area near the “Shani Mandir” close to the Housing Board traffic lights ‘USE FIRECRACKERS RESPONSIBLY’ An effigy of Ravana set afire at Sector 46 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VICKY AQI STABLE The city has shown a promising trend in air quality this Dasehra. At 7 pm, AQI level at Sector 22 was 128 (moderate), while Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station of Sectors 25 and 53 recorded AQI levels of 93 and 98 (satisfactory), respectively. Use of green crackers did not significantly impact the air quality. Just a day before, AQI level was 143. On Sunday, it was 132 and on Saturday, 135, reflecting that the city managed to keep air quality levels in check during the Dasehra celebrations. and the vegetable market ground in Ram Darbar, witnessed massive crowds. People were seen stuck in snarl- Snarl-ups after the Dasehra celebrations in Sector 46. ups at these locations after the celebrations. Rajesh Khanna, who was caught in a snarl-up, said, “I was looking forward to the celebrations, but the traffic jam has turned my excitement continued on page 2 Osheen Kumar (29), a resident of Sector 29, said, “Firecrackers have been a part of my fondest childhood memories. They add to the festive spirit and create a sense of joy and celebration. I believe we can enjoy them responsibly with ecofriendly options.” Sumit Jood (30), a businessman, said, “During festive days, I often experience throat irritation. The health hazards associated with firecrackers cannot be ignored. It’s high time we reconsidered the use of firecrackers and prioritise the well-being of our loved ones.” Shivangi (28) of Zirakpur said, “I’ve seen how our pets tremble in fear during bursting of firecrackers. Our festivities shouldn’t come at the cost of their well-being.” Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, an environmentalist, said, “We have to look at the AQI trend. If it is between excellent and good, then we can use firecrackers. If the air quality drops to ‘poor’, there should be restrictions on their use. Though the use of green firecrackers should always be promoted.” Chandigarh, October 24 The Department of Information Technology is not paying rent as well as water and electricity charges for running eSampark centres from the community centres of the MC, but levying charges on MC services provided at these centres. Taking cognisance of the matter, the MC has now written to the department, asking it to pay rent as well as water and electricity charges for these e-Sampark centres or waive all charges on MC services provided at the centres. These centres charge Rs 50 per transaction plus GST on services such as payment of residential property tax. “It would be pertinent to mention Tells Admn to waive charges on services or pay rent, bills A Sampark centre at Sector 22, Chandigarh. PRADEEP TEWARI that neither is rent being paid to the corporation nor electricity and water bills are being paid. On the other hand, services of the corporation are offered through these e-Sampark centres and services continued on page 2 Truck mows down two on Landran-Banur road Tribune News Service Mohali, October 24 Two bike-borne Tangori youths were crushed under a wheel of a container truck on the Landran-Banur road yesterday. The deceased were identified as Harjit Singh, alias Kaka, and Gurmehar Driver, a Bihar native, flees; youths die on the spot Singh. 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