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Govt turns heat on schools violating land lease pact
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 30
The Government of NCT of Delhi has asked the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Land and Development Officer to take action against 142 schools that have been allotted land at concessional rates and are found to be not following land lease condition regarding grant of freeships to children belonging to weaker sections of society.

The state government’s Department of Education has written to DDA that scrutiny of records of all recognised unaided private schools in the Capital had revealed that 266 schools had been allotted land on concessional rates by the DDA.

Out of these 266 schools 184 had the quantum of freeship clearly mentioned in the land allotment letters and 133 of them where found violating the agreement. Similarly, 29 schools had also been allotted land on concessional rates, reports said.

Out of 29 schools, 10 had the quantum of freeship clearly mentioned in the land allotment letters and nine of them were found violating the agreement.

The government has requested both DDA and L&DO to take necessary action against the 142 erring schools found to be in breach of their land allotment agreements, the Delhi High Court was informed.

The government has also issued directives to all schools to grant minimum 20 per cent freeship (including tuition fee, PTA or any other fee / funds / charges of any kind related to teaching / learning) to children of the weaker section of the society with effect from May 1 this year. The order also lays down as to who is to be treated as weaker section. The information came in response to a petition, filed by a lawyers’ group, Social Jurist, through counsel Ashok Agarwal, which said that of the 1,500 unaided recognised private schools in NCT of Delhi, more than 1,200 had been allotted public land on throwaway prices with an objective that they would provide free education to poor children.

A Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice BC Patel and Justice BD Ahmed, had on January 20 directed the government to investigate the matter whether the schools, which had been allotted land at cheap rates with the condition to admit a percentage of poor students free, were following that condition. In case, schools were found violating the agreement, it had to be reported to the land owning agencies (DDA and L&DO).

As directed, information was sought from all schools and the details were published in four newspapers, each in Hindi and English, as per the court’s directions.

Delhi grapples with water crisis

Angry voices complaining of water scarcity in South Delhi have become the norm. Peeved at not getting even the essential supply, residents of this part of the city claim to be spending an equal, if not more, amount of money on buying water than milk. The Capital, which boasts of a supply of 650 mega gallons of water per day, is facing severe water crunch this summer, which has prompted the administration to supply water in some areas only once a day instead of the twice a day routine.

While the city is left thirsty and grumbling, Chief Minister Ms. Sheila Dikshit blames the administration’s inability to keep up with the ever-increasing influx into the state. To deal with this crisis the Delhi cabinet last week reviewed the water supply and directed officials to increase the number of tankers supplying water to different areas.


Hub of global standards coming up in Noida
Parmindar Singh

Noida, May 30
The Noida Authority has initiated action to develop a commercial plaza of international standards. It will be developed on 99 hectares of land near Noida Stadium, encompassing Sectors-25A and 32.

Apart from the Administrative Bhavan of the Noida Authority, a conference hall, bigger than even New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan, is proposed to be built here.

According to Noida Authority sources, 3.5 lakh sq. metre floor space will be reserved for commercial activities and the secretariat, as part of the master plan.

Besides a retail shopping centre, spread over 85,000 sq metre area, is to be developed. An additional 40,000sq metre space has been earmarked for developing hotels, restaurants and eateries.

The Noida terminal of Metro rail will also be located in this city centre. For multiplexes, an additional 18,000 sq. metre area has been reserved. A garment and dress market will come up on 17,550 sq. metre space.

An art gallery and an open-air theatre is proposed to be developed on 42,000 sq. metre space.

For developing office space for government and semi-government organizations, an additional 42,500 sq. metre space has been reserved. For the Administrative Block of the Noida Authority, a plot opposite V.V. Giri National Labour Institute has been reserved.

One lakh sq. metre land has been reserved for residential accommodation in the city centre. Noida’s largest car park, to be developed in the city centre, will accommodate 75,000 to one lakh vehicles.

An international-level exhibition and permanent display centre is also being developed for projecting the industrial as well as artistic and cultural products manufactured by the state’s rural-based artisans and workers. The main idea is to woo international tourists and buyers to the storehouse of UP’s artistic and industrial products, where they could pick up exhibits and articles of their choice and place orders for bulk supply also.


Having failed thrice, girl hangs self
Our Correspondent

Noida. May 30
A girl student, on being declared unsuccessful in Class XII examination, committed suicide by hanging herself in the house when the family members were away.

She had failed twice earlier also. The police have sent the body for post-mortem examination.

According to the police, R.K. Srivastava lives in H-163, Sector-22, with his family. His younger daughter, Shivani, was a Class XII student.

When Srivastava and his wife, who is also working, had left for their respective workplaces, Shivani hanged herself at about 9 a.m. Her body was found on the cot with the noose around her neck. Shivani had been seen by the neighbours at 8.30 am.

According to police inspector Santosh Singh, it is prima facie a suicide case. The investigations are continuing.

Examinations prove to be the bane of the student community. The high expectations of the parents and the pressures mounted by the teachers and the school authorities to excel bring the students under tremendous stress.


Adieu to Mr Tobacco
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 30
Mr. Tobacco, who represents the smoking generation which succumbed to oral cancer a few days ago, was cremated here today. Prior to his cremation at the Lodhi Road crematorium, his mortal remains were carried around the city and pamphlets distributed, disseminating information about the ill effects of smoking, which caused his death.

Consigning him to the flames amidst chanting of Arya Samaj rituals were Dr. Yoganand Shastri, Health Minister, Delhi, Mr. Mangat Ram Sharma, Industrial Labour Minister, and President of the Anti-Tobacco campaign, Dr. K K Aggarwal.

A shok sabha was also organised following the cremation. The last rite ceremony was attended by over 500 people, Nalinin Kamalini, Kathak exponent, Dr. Vinay Aggrawl, Secretary, Indian Medical Association, Lt. Col. S K Garg, MHO, NDMC, Dr. K N Tewari, MHO, MCD, Dr. A C Tripathy, SPO, anti-smoking cell, Directorate of Health Services, were among those present.

The cremation of Mr. Tobacco also served to mark the observance of May 31 as the World No Tobacco Day.


Family of three perish in hit-and-run
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 30
Three members of a family were killed when a scooter on which they were riding was hit by an unidentified vehicle last night on the Outer Ring road near Majnu Ka Tila.

According to the police, the victims — Vimal Vadhwa (40), his wife Seema (38) and son Abhay (6) — were rushed to the Trauma Centre but declared brought dead. Vadhwawa’s daughter Mansi (8), who sustained minor injuries, was the lone survivor. She is undergoing treatment in the hospital.

The police said that Vadhwa, a resident of MES staff quarters, Timar Pur, was going with his family members on a scooter when a vehicle hit them from behind. The police have registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving and are hunting for the driver of the killer vehicle.

In another incident, a truck cleaner, Shalender (21), a resident of Jaroda village, died after the truck in which he was travelling overturned near Jaroda Chowki. The police have registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving and are looking for the driver who had fled after abandoning the truck. 


Co director held for siphoning off funds from GPF
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 30
The Rai Police have arrested R.S. Shekhawat, a director of the Haryana Sheet Glass Company, on the charge of cheating and misappropriating about Rs 66.68 lakh of the General Provident Fund (GPF) of the employees of the company.

According to a report, the accused was produced before a judicial magistrate here yesterday, who remanded him to police custody for three days. The accused, it is alleged, had not deposited the amount in the office of the GPF Commissioner despite the fact that it was drawn from the salary of about 2600 employees of the company.

The police action followed complaints from the affected employees to the DGP, the Inspector General of Police, Rohtak Range, and other local police officials. The management of the company, it may be recalled, had terminated the services of 1,000 employees, who were paid their salaries after drawing the amount from the GPF.


Commuters pay through their nose
Cecil Victor

New Delhi, May 30
Ever since autorickshaw and taxi fares were raised commuters have felt that they must get value for money, particularly at the pre-paid counters at railway stations, but that is not to be.

Long queues in the sweltering heat, being mobbed by drivers promising to get them out quick for a quoted fare and the final misery of insufficient numbers of vehicles robs the facility of the convenience that the system was intended to provide.

Once the numbers of vehicles are exhausted passengers must, perforce, move out of the railway premises only to fall prey to auto and taxi drivers waiting outside. This is particularly true of New Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations.

Since the whole operation is under the control of the Delhi Police it is not difficult to plug the loophole that drivers are using to fleece commuters. The easiest way is to post a policeman at the out gate. His job should be to ensure that no passengers are picked up at that point and all vehicles must get into the pre-paid queues or face prosecution.

At present, policemen are conspicuously absent at this point when trains arrive and passengers exit the stations. At the New Delhi station this is particularly inexplicable because policemen are posted, sometimes two on either side of the road near the Paharganj bridge, where one could do the job of managing traffic there just as well. The others could, to ensure greater public convenience, stand below the placard proclaiming the pre-paid system within and another threatening zero tolerance of transgressions, and enforce the law.

This is necessary not only because of the bald-faced rip off that occurs at this point but also because by stopping to pick up passengers the autorickshaws block the flow of traffic and the outflow of vehicles from the railway station. Result: The cross-traffic on the main road causes utter chaos and blockage that takes a long time to unravel itself. It would also make for better police manpower management and smoother flow of traffic through all points of constriction from the Paharganj bridge to Connaught Circus.

At Nizamuddin railway station passengers are even more inconvenienced because if there are insufficient numbers of vehicles at the pre-paid counter they have to walk nearly 100 metres down the road to catch an auto or a taxi waiting there. Here, too, if at least one policeman is posted outside the station he could direct all vehicles to get into queue inside the station and thus prevent passengers being charged exorbitant off-the-meter fares.

In fact, it would take only two policemen – one at the New Delhi station on the Paharganj side and one at Nizamuddin (three if Old Delhi railway station is included) — to ensure that convenience of passengers is assured under the pre-paid system. 



Kalam suggests steps to improve basic amenities
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 30
Delhi Mayor A R Verma today met the President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, and discussed ways to improve the basic amenities in the city.

During the discussion, Dr Kalam suggested certain measures to handle the basic problems in Delhi and suggested that the city needed a scientific system to deal with the Solid Waste Management on the pattern of Hyderabad which is now generating 7.5 Mega Watt of power through brickets formed out of the Solid Waste in the city.

For this, Dr Kalam has also asked Mr Verma to depute a team of MCD officers to visit Hyderabad to have a first-hand idea so that the system could be implemented in Delhi.

Dr Kalam also suggested that the roads of Delhi should be maintained in a manner to take care of the water harvesting to avoid the water run-off.

It was also suggested that the roads may be designed in a way to allow water to accumulate in the pits at regular intervals which may be interconnected so as to facilitate storage in a bigger tank which could be further used for drinking purpose.

Following the meeting with Dr Kalam, Mr Verma also directed the MCD Commissioner to depute a team to Hyderabad.


CBI probe sought into JBT scam 
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, May 30
Mr Surinder Singh, general secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party, demanded a CBI inquiry in the JBT recruitment scam and the resignation of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

He alleged that Mr Chautala was misguiding the people on providing 50,000 jobs in Haryana. The HVP leader claimed that the aim of his party in the Lok Sabha poll was the defeat of the ruling INLD and they had succeeded in their aim.

He asked the party workers not to be disheartened by the results of the Lok Sabha elections and be prepared for the Assembly elections ahead. The fight this time would be between the HVP and the Congress, he said.


Farmers to get higher land compensation 
Our Correspondent

Greater Noida, May 30
The Industrial Development Commissioner, UP, and the new Chairman of Greater Noida Authority, Mr Ravi Mathur, said farmers would be paid land compensation at higher rates within a fortnight.

He said the obstacles which had slowed down the development work in Greater Noida area would be removed soon.

The Chairman said shortcomings left in Noida city would be overcome in Greater Noida town which would be built on modern and scientific lines.

The Industrial Development Commissioner, Mr Ravi Mathur, said all problems concerning the land compensation to the farmers would be resolved within a fortnight.

Farmers will start getting compensation at the rate of Rs 300 per sq. metre, as announced by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Chairman said. The Greater Noida Board will endorse the decision of the Chief Minister, Mr Mathur said.


Policemen escape unhurt as trucks ram into police station
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 30
Police officials and the employees escaped unhurt when a truck and a canter rammed into the wall of a police station on the GT road near Murthal, about 8 km from here last night.

According to a report, the police arrested the drivers of both the vehicles and registered cases against them. Further investigations were in progress.

It is stated that the vehicles going towards Panipat from Delhi, went of control near the police station.

According to another report, one Chander Singh was crushed to death by a truck while he was asleep on a cot outside his house at Rajpur village, 10 km from here last night.

The driver escaped with the truck.

The police have registered the case and further investigations were in progress.

Dowry death

The District and Sessions Judge, Mr B. L. Singal, yesterday sentenced an accused Sunil of Shikarapura Gobera village (U.P) to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 2,000 or in default of payment of fine, to undergo further six months of rigorous imprisonment in dowry death case.

According to the prosecution story, the accused, identified as Sunil, was married to Poonam of Hathrass (UP) in May 2001.

He was employed in the Atlas Cycle Industries, Sonepat, and was resident of Roop Nagar.

He was accused of killing his wife when her parents refused to give into his dowry demand.

She was rushed to the PGIMS at Rohtak where she succumbed to her injuries.

Later, her father lodged an FIR with the Mahila police station on December 3, 2001.

Man killed

One person was killed and two other seriously injured in an accident on the Sonepat-Meerut inter-state road near Khewra village, about 13 km from here last night.

According to a report, the victim was identified as Vishnu. The police have registered the case against the truck driver and launched a hunt to apprehend him.

According to another report, three TB patients had died during the past month in this district. One of them was a prisoner, who had been lodged in District Jail, Sonepat.

Meanwhile, the Inspector of the Food and Supplies Department, Mr Mahidner Singh Antil, allegedly involved in the ‘disappearance’ of wheat bags from the godowns at Ganaur town in this district, has gone on a two-day leave without the permission of the authorities concerned.

According to a report, the Inspector had applied for a two-day leave, which was rejected by the DFSC on the ground that a departmental inquiry is to be conducted.



Unfulfilled promises pique Residency Greens residents
Ravi S.Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, May 30
Residents of Residency Greens, part of the posh Greenwood City, promoted by Unitech, feel cheated after about two years of shifting here.

They rue the day when they were taken in by the promises of Unitech in its glamorous ads and sale brochures vis-à-vis Residency Green.

After taking possession of the constructed houses in January 2002, they found to their dismay that the walls have developed cracks. Besides, there was seepage in various places of their houses. The residents alleged that the Unitech management had been informed of the development, but they did not pay heed to the complaints. The management said its responsibility was over.

The office-bearers of the Residency Greens Residents’ Welfare Association said that the residents had opted for high-end accommodation with comparatively higher charges due to the brand name of Unitech. They attribute the seepage and cracking of walls to the use of substandard material or faulty construction which could only happen if the construction lacked supervision at the builder’s level.

To cap it, in the original layout map of the Greeenwood City, there was provision for a club. Even after more than two years, there is no sign of the Unitech management fulfilling the commitment.

The residents say that the provision for a club was also one of the incentives for them to settle here. Half of the area earmarked for it in the layout plan has now been encroached upon by the management and used as part of land for setting up a new Vista Villa. Water is not potable many times.

The residents alleged that they had booked for the houses with the Unitech in the Residency Greens in 1999. Most of them are the original buyers. There are about 180 houses presently occupied in the colony. The demographic profile is quiet a mix bag with the residents hailing from different states.


Chautala inaugurates power sub-station at Kharkhauda
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 30
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, inaugurated the Rs 4.72 crore 132 KV grid power sub-station at Kharkhauda town, about 19 km from here yesterday.

According to a report, this power sub-station will ensure supply to 30 villages and 400 tubewells as well as the industries in this area.

Mr Chautala also laid the foundation stones of a number of projects and inaugurated others worth Rs 10 crore. The projects included Rs 1.20 crore 33 KV power sub-station at Ferozpur Bangar village, power sub-station at in Akbarpur Barota

Village at a cost of Rs 95 lakh, Rs 97.5 lakh 33 KV power sub- station on the premises of the Sonepat Cooperative Sugar Mills, Sonepat and a Rs 1.20 crore 33 KV power sub-station at Sardhana village.

These schemes will be completed within six to 10 months. The 33 KV power sub-station of the Sonepat Cooperative Sugar Mills will be commissioned on September 25, the birth anniversary of the former Deputy Prime Minister, Chaudhary Devi Lal.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Chautala claimed that with the commissioning of the two power plants of 250 MW each, there would be no shortage of power after December 31. He claimed that the power supply had been improved considerably in the state.

Referring to the concessions given to the traders, Mr Chautala claimed that the government had decrease the tax from 4.1 per cent to 1 per cent on 26 items of the foodgrains, which was the main cause for the increased arrivals of foodgrains in the markets of Ganaur, Sonepat, Kharkhauda, Bahadurgarh etc that had remained deserted during the past few decades.

Mr Chautala also commissioned a Rs 45 lakh water supply scheme in Kheri Manjat village under the NABARD scheme.

Veteran freedom fighter passes away

Mr Rudra Dutt Shastri, a veteran freedom fighter and a close associate of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, died here yesterday. The body was cremated with full state honour in the presence of a large number of prominent citizens including the leaders of the political parties, social and religious organisations. According to a report, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, also visited the residence of Mr Shastri and mourned his death.

Mr Shastri had been the Chairman of the Sonepat Improvement Trust and President of the Haryana INTUC.

He was a joint-secretary of the Freedom Fighter Cell of the HPCC.

Mr Shastri was born in 1910 in Pathena village of Bhratpur District (Rajasthan) and was educated in the village upto the primary level. Thereafter, he migrated to Layallpur (West Punjab), now in Pakistan, where he received the degree of Shastri. During the freedom movement, he was incharge of three districts-Layallpur, Jhang and Sargodha.

He was sent to jail by the British Government on a number of occasion.


Lok Adalat inaugurated
Our Correspondents

Bhiwani, May 30
The District and Sessions Judge, R.C. Bansal, inaugurated a Lok Adalat here at the Judicial Complex. Lok Adalats were also held at Loharu and Siwani.

Expressing satisfaction over its growing popularity, Mr Bansal said that increasing number of cases were being placed before it as the awareness about its utility was growing.

He disclosed that as many as 45 cases pertaining to death and injury under the Motor Vehicle Act were decided wherein a total amount of Rs 48,52,000 was awarded as compensation.

It was stated that the award of the Lok Adalat was deemed to be a decree of a civil court and binding on all the parties.

Youth Drowns

Sonepat: A 25-year-old unidentified youth was drowned while bathing in the Yamuna river near Garh Meerakhpur village, about 15 km from here yesterday.

According to a report, the police have sent the body for the postmortem examination. The youth had gone to Yamuna river for a holy dip on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra.


Four auto-lifters held, Indica car seized
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 30
With the arrest of four auto-lifters, the Central district police claimed to have solved four cases of thefts in the district and seized a stolen Indica car from their possession.

The police nabbed the suspects after receiving a secret information that the auto-lifters would be meeting near the Rajghat crossing. They were later identified as Ashis alias Ashu, Anil Kumar, Raj Kumar and Rajender, all residents of Trilok Puri.

In another case, the Central district police claimed to have arrested two dreaded criminals involved in robbing TSR passengers in the city. The police also claimed that the accused persons, identified as Ayub Ali alias Pehalwan, resident of Turkman Gate and Nadim alias Rahul alias Toshif alias Kala, resident of Ghaziabad were involved in over two dozen cases of robbery, snatching and dacoity.


All set to change woman’s life

IFB has introduced its new range of dishwashers. With its delicate demeanor and state-of-the-art technology the dishwasher is soothing to the eyes. Its two models- Neptune and Zephyr-are all set to invade the Indian households and change the attitude of Indian women towards the daily household chores. The appliances boast of various attributes such as double waterproof system, filter system, folding rack, steam-drying, high adjustable upper-basket and many more.

Classic look

Arrow has launched its range of formal shirts as part of its ‘Whiteworks’ collection. Aimed at the discerning customer, the ‘Whiteworks’ collection offers shirts in pristine whites as well as dramatic range of coloured designs on white grounds. Designs range from classics stripes, candy checks to interesting ‘dobby’ pattern. These shirts are made with superfine 100 per cent cotton.

Arrow’s spring-summer collection 2004 is all about true elegance. The look is classic and the feel is sophisticated.

Western formal collections

Diwan Saheb has unveiled its new western formal collections in linen for the global market this summer season. These new western formals are identified by different cuts and handwork in fusion form, semi mod and embellishment of accessories. Above all, the fabric allows the skin to breathe.

Workmanship on your wrist

Maxima watches have introduced its ‘Summer Collection’ coinciding with the launch of their latest advertising campaign. Known for its innovative styling, reliable workmanship and competitive pricing over the years, Maxima have established itself as one of the foremost brands in India.

The new range is both for formal as well as casual wear for those who look for international designs at affordable prices.

Bijlee without power

Electrolux Kelvinator Limited has launched ‘Bijlee,’ the world’s first refrigerator that works even without electricity in the direct cool segment. The revolutionary refrigerator has been researched and designed at the company’s Shahjahanpur plant equipped to offer upto 12-hour power backup. Bijlee is designed with a built-in power pack, which facilitates it to operate on an external connected battery during power cuts.

Prefabricated swimming pools

Fontus Water Solutions has introduced Fontus range of dericlad prefabricated swimming pools in India that could be installed above and below the ground within 8-hours. Fontus range of dericlad above and below ground prefabricated swimming pools are available in round and oval shapes with exclusive modern wall designs in both tuscan and rainforest colours.

Facial Fruit

Yarlay Herbal has launched ‘Facial Fruit Face and Body Scrub,’ a unique product full of fruit extracts. This Facial Fruit Scrub removes complexion dulling impurities, black heads and unclogs pores, leaving the skin totally fresh and glowing. It gives you fresh face with charming look and smooth skin. Above all, the herbal product ensures that you don’t need to worry about side effects.

Rugs for contemporary market

Hands has introduced its new range of rugs in different colours and designs. These rugs being exported to various countries across the world has now found a market in India as well.

It claims to have found the taste of the Indian consumers, which is shifting from traditional, expensive and life-long carpets to contemporary, affordable, colourful and easily replaceable rugs.

Rugs are being bought to add to the beauty of the house rather than as a valuable piece of possession, being passed on from generations.

Offensive against ageing

‘Capture First Action’ is an offensive targeted specifically against the first signs of ageing. It claims to have unprecedented and complete action, both immediate and long term, thanks to ‘Tri-Ageproof’ technology. Take action with Dior, the expert to make the skin look young. ‘Capture First Action’ has a range of three specialist products. Its protective concentrate is in the form of a super-soft and super-lightweight serum.

My Scene

Mattel toys has launched ‘My Scene’, a range of fashion dolls for girls between 8-12 years.

As one of the leader in the market, Mattel has its eyes on the market, particularly on the evolving consumer trends. Global trends and research in India showed that girls were growing up faster and there was a need to fulfill the aspirations of the young girls.

Scent of a man

Chevignon has introduced 100 CC men’s fragrance in India. The quintessential “made-to-measure” fragrance is captured in an original and supremely functional bottle.

100 CC bursts into life with acid citrus top notes filled with Italian bergamot and Californian grapefruit.

Kitchen chimneys

Faber has introduced lifetime warranty range of electric kitchen chimneys for the first time in India. Launched as a part of company’s long-term commitment towards its customers, the lifetime warranty range is equipped with the revolutionary baffle filter technology designed especially for the Indian kitchen.

It claims to take care of the basic problems attached to the present day kitchen chimneys –frequent clogging of filter due to the heavy release of oil and gas particles in the Indian kitchens.

Compact fluorescent lamp

Phoenix Lamps Limited has launched Mini, the latest offering in the compact fluorescent lamp category. With an average life of 6000-8000 hours and energy saving capacity of 80 per cent, Mini is all set to replace the power hungry 40 and 60 watts GLS bulbs.


Omega has introduced ‘Speedmaster’ professional Apollo 11 Insignia. This special range is produced in a strictly limited series of 3500 individually numbered ‘Speedmasters’. This special watch provides an opportunity to possess a classic timepiece, combined with high technical features and the additional asset of being a collector’s item.

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