31102023-CT-01.qxd 31-10-2023 00:43 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune PLAZA REVAMPED, ADMN HOPES TO REVIVE ITS GLORY BAN UPSETS DEALERS, UT LIKELY TO REVIEW EV POLICY Facing challenges in switching over to EVs, UT is likely to review its EV policy again within a few days. P4 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 31°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 30.9°C | MIN 15.6°C SAMAR, GANISHKA CLINCH ROLLER SKATING TITLES Sector 17 plaza has undergone a transformation through a series of revitalisation projects. P4 FORECAST Samar Saini & Ganishka Garg claim U-5 inline titles during the District Roller Skating Competition. P4 » » CHANDIGARH 140 PANCHKULA 112 MOHALI 132 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN NABBED WITH 10 KG POPPY HUSK Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a Bhilwara resident, identified as Anil Kumar Sharma (20), and seized 10.2 kg poppy husk from his possession near the cremation ground at Industrial Area, Phase 1, on Sunday. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered at Industrial Area police station. TNS SEC 21 MAN LOSES ~23K IN CARD FRAUD SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:36 AM » TUESDAY | 31 OCTOBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH AIR QUALITY INDEX SUNSET TUESDAY 5:37 PM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE City’s sewage treatment capacity exceeds generation: Admn to NGT Can process over 250 MLD wastewater against 220 MLD generation Sandeep Rana 8 STPs OPERATIONAL Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 30 The city’s capacity to treat sewage has exceeded its generation. Against the sewage generation of about 220 minimal liquid discharge (MLD), Chandigarh has now reached the treatment capacity of over 250 MLD. At present, eight sewage treatment plants (STPs) are operational. Of these, five even meet the latest norms pertaining to biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The remaining three are being upgraded. Of these, two are already in trial/stabilisation mode and one will start that phase soon. After this stage, these three STPs will also conform to the latest BOD norms. This was submitted in a compliance report by the Adminis- Chandigarh: A Sector 21 resident, Madan, reported to the police that an unidentified person cheated him of ~23,905 through online transaction by using his credit card details. A case under Sections 420, 419, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at cybercrime wing of the Chandigarh police. TNS Site Capacity (MLD) Diggian 135 3 BRD 50 Raipur Kalan-I 22.5 Raipur Khurd 5.6 Dhanas 7 Maloya 22.5 Raipur Kalan-II 5.6 Kishangarh 2 Total 250.2 Sewage generation 220 MLD An STP at Industrial Area, Phase 2, in Chandigarh. FILE STRICT ADHERENCE TO NORMS ❝ No industrial unit is allowed to operate without an ETP (as per norms). In case of any violation, the unit is sealed and electricity and water supply is snapped. — UT report tration to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) during the hearing of an ongoing case. ❞ The Administration informed the NGT that pipelines were being laid for the distribution of tertiary treated water and after laying the pipelines and completion Ample’ supply, yet onion prices shoot up ‘ Radhika Pasrija Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 30 The wholesale prices of onion at Lasalgaon APMC (in Nashik district of Maharashtra), Asia’s largest onion At ~70-90 a kilo, staple to hit kitchen budget wholesale market, shot up by around 30 per cent in the last one week, impacting prices in markets across north India. In city too, even as Sector 26 market committee members claim the supply has not been impacted, retail price of onions ranged between Rs 70 continued on page 3 of trial run of the three STPs, more water (tertiary treated) will be available and supplied to extended areas to reduce fresh water consumption. “No industrial unit is allowed to operate without having a proper effluent treatment plant (as per requirement). In case of any violation, the unit is sealed and electricity and water supply is snapped,” the report said. It was also informed that rejuvenation of polluted river stretches was not applicable in case of Chandigarh as no river passed through the city. With respect to installation of online real time continuous emission monitoring systems (OCEMS), it was informed that Chandigarh did not have any 17 category industries and grossly polluting industries. 9-day remand for cyber cons Panchkula, October 30 Two Bihar residents Rajkumar, alias Raja, and Shaligram Maheto, who were arrested yesterday in a case continued on page 3 An EV charging station at the parking of Sector 42 lake. FILE MC nod to charging ports at parking lots Tribune News Service Post standoff with Admn, civic body gives in Chandigarh, October 30 After months of hiccups, the city Municipal Corporation today gave permission for setting up of charging and battery swapping stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at its 32 parking lots. “With some changes in parking lots, we cleared the sites today,” said Mayor Anup Gupta. The corporation has asked for 100 per cent revenue from the deal. In a meeting of its committee, the MC decided that recommendations had to be sent to the UT Administration in this regard on or before November 2. The move follows UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit’s recent directions, asking the civic body to complete all formalities within a week for the setting up of charging stations in parking lots. In August, the Administration had written to the MC, stating that directions with regard to approving sites for installation of charging stations were issued under Section 405 of the Punjab Municipal Act, 1976, and were to be complied within 10 days, failing which the work would be initiated by the Administration. It comprised councillors Jasmanpreet Singh and Sachin Galav, nominated councillor Umesh Ghai, Beopar Mandal chief Charanjiv Singh and CREST project manager Parul Gazta. 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