Saturday, August 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


SMO honoured
Our Correspondent

Lalru, August 17
Dr Daler Singh Multani, Senior Medical Officer at Lalru, who was honoured by the Punjab Government for his best health and social services which he provided to the residents of the area for the last over 10 years.

Dr Multani was honoured by Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, during the Independence Day celebrations at Patiala.

Dr Multani has been working as a PCMS doctor in this area since 1993 and had also been honoured for his major contribution in health and social services by the Punjab government twice, earlier. He was honoured by the Deputy Commissioner on January 26 , 1995 and by the Subdivisional Magistrate of Dera Bassi in 1999.

Putting his life in danger, Dr Multani had rescued over 80 aged persons from a factory during “Lalru Gas Leakage tragedy “ who may have died due to stumpage in June 1994. At that time the Deputy Commissioner had announced to forward his name to Central Government for a national award which he is still waiting for.


2 new buses to GMCH-32
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 17
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has started two new routes for the public going to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, while two buses have exclusively been started for girls.

According to an official release, the buses will ply on the routes leading to the GMCH-32 with effect from Monday. The routes are as follows :

Route   Frequency Description
6 30 min Sector 17 ISBT, Sector 22, 21 20, 30 30/29, 32/31, GMCH-32
12 30 min Dadu Majra, Sectors 38-West, 39, 40 Badheri Chowk, Sectors 41/54, 42/53, Sector 43 ISBT, 44, 45, 46/47, 32/31, GMCH-32.

The buses will ply exclusively for girls on the following two routes.

Mani Majra to Panjab University via the Sector 26 market and Madhya Marg. The bus will start at 8.35 a.m. and return at 1.40 p.m.

Mani Majra to the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, via the Sector 26 Grain Market, Sector 27 market, 19, 18, 17, ISBT, 22/23, 36 MCM College and Government College for Girls, Sector 42. The bus will start at 7.15 a.m. and return at 1.40 p.m.

With a view to providing bus services to the residents of Sectors 48 and 49, the buses plying on the following routes have been diverted to Sectors 48 and 49.

Route Frequency Description
123-A 30 min

Mohali to PGI via Mohali, Phase-X, IX/X Guru Nanak Colony, Sector 49, Sector 48/49 Sector 45/46, 45 market 44/45, 33/45, 32/33, Sectors 20, 21, 17/22, 16/17,48/49 Madhya Marg 11/15, PGI.

10 10 min Mohali Phase-XI, Sector 48/49, 47/48, Sector 47, Sector 32/31, GMCH-32, 29/30, Sector 30, 20, 21, 17/22, 16/17, Madhya Marg, 11/15, PGI, Khuda Lahora.
141 30 min Sector 47 to Mansa Devi via Sectors 48/47, 48/49, 49, 45/46 45, 44, ISBT-43, Attawa, Bajwara, ISBT-17, 18, 19, 27, 26,Mani Majra Mansa Devi



Bhavan Vidyalaya win basketball tourney
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 17
Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 27, and Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, won the girls and boys section titles, respectively, in the Fanta Fiesta Basketball tournament which concluded here today at the Sector 7 sports complex.

In the girls final, BV-27 beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, 20-07, with half-time score of 15-2. Rajita with 10 points, Pushpa seven points and Rubina with three points were the main scorers for the winners, while Kanchan scored three points, followed by Harneet and Sandhya, who netted two points each for the losers.

In the boys final, SPS-41 defeated YPS, SAS Nagar, 47-38, with half-time score of 20-22 with SPS team trailing. The scorers for winners were, Praveen 15, Vinod 12, Rajbir 11 and Mukesh 9. Losers — Babbanpreet Singh 17 points, Jasdeep 11 points, Harsimran 8 points and Navneet Singh 2 points. Mr Bikram Kandhari of Kandhari beverages gave away the prizes to the winners.

Handball championship

Coaching Centre, Sector 21, outplayed Coaching Centre-42 32-16 with half time score of 19-10 in the 16th Chandigarh Sub-Junior Handball Championship which began here on Friday at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. The scorers were, Harpreet 8, Harsimran, Raj Kumar and Sumit 6 each. Losers — Chander Kishore 10, Varinder and Surjit 2 each.

Girls football

The second Chandigarh Junior Girls Football championship for St Stephen’s trophy will begin here on Saturday at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. The inaugural match will be played between MRA Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, and Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya, Sector 25 at 10 a.m. Twenty probables will be selected for a coaching camp prior to their participation in the 1st Junior Girls National football championship to be held at Goa in the second week of September.

Karate championship

The Amateur Karate Association of Chandigarh will hold the 10th Chandigarh State Karate Championship for men and women at Skating Rink, Sector 10, on August 25 and 26. Entries close with Mr S. Sharma at St Joseph’s High School, Sector 44, on August 22.


50 illegal huts demolished
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, August 17
Continuing its anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority demolished 50 unauthorised huts in Indira Colony in Sector 16 here today.

Taking precautionary measures, this time the authorities had made elaborate security arrangements keeping in view the clash between encroachers and HUDA employees last time.

A team of the enforcement wing headed by Mr D.P. Singh and Mr M.S. Yadav, SDM (North), reached the spot with JCB machines, six trucks and a riot-controlling vehicle at about 11 a.m. and started the operation.

The demolition operation was carried out for over four hours. The victims protested and gheraoed Mr Vikas Arora, ASP. They also raised anti-HUDA and anti-government slogans.

The huts had mushroomed within a short period after they were demolished over two months ago.

Mr Rajiv Kumar Jain, president of the colony, criticised the act of the authorities and termed it HUDA’s dictatorship. Leaders of different political parties have criticised the demolition of the huts. 


HUDA employee suspended
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, August 17
A HUDA employee was today placed under suspension for tampering with an auction bid sheet here. According to sources, the accused Hoshiar Singh, an assistant in the Estate Office, was charged with cutting and overwriting the bid sheet which was allegedly a ‘fake ’ bid.

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