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Roadways bus kills youth
Agitated villagers torch the vehicle

Tribune News Service

Derabassi, January 2
The Zirakpur-Ambala National Highway remained blocked for an hour after agitated residents of Bhankarpur village torched a Punjab Roadways bus in protest against the death of a 26-year-old youth in a road accident near Bhankarpur, Derabassi.

The deceased Jasvir Singh, a resident of Bhankarpur, who was riding a motorcycle, was crushed under the Delhi-bound A/C bus of Punjab Roadways. Situation remained tense for over an hour following which the police diverted the traffic via Shambu barrier.

The deceased was married a few months ago and was working in a nearby factory. Sources revealed that the head of deceased was crushed.

According to the police, the accident took place around 7 pm when the deceased was moving to Derabassi on his motorcycle when a speeding bus hit him from back and crushed him. Soon after the accident, the bus driver and conductor fled the spot. The police said minutes after the accident, people from the village arrived at the scene and smashed the windowpanes of the bus before setting it afire.

The villagers were sloganeering against the bus driver and also demanding the arrest of the driver. They also asked the authorities to install traffic lights on this dangerous turn.

All passengers on the Delhi-ound bus were safe as they alighted from the bus before it was torched. SP (Detective) RK Bakshi rushed to the spot to control the situation. A case against the erring bus driver has been registered and another case of damaging the government property has been registered against unidentified persons.



Scooterist killed in mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
Parveen Kumar, a 42-year-old resident of Sector 26 grain market, was killed last night after his scooter rammed into an electricity pole on road dividing Sectors 27 and 28.

The police said the accident occurred due to fog and over speeding. According to investigating officer Hans Raj, the mishap took place at around 10.30 pm when the victim was on his way back home.

He was rushed to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead. The victim is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He was running a shop in Sector 40. The police said the body was handed over to the family.



German tourist to appear in court on Jan 16
Ramanjit Singh Sidhu
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
The 20-year-old German tourist, who was allegedly raped after being kidnapped by five youths from outside hotel Taj at Sector 17 on September 28, 2008, is likely to arrive in the city by January 15 to depose before a local court for trial.

Sources in the police say officials are in contact with the German Embassy and according to them the victim is likely to arrive before the next appearance scheduled for January 16 and depose against the accused.

The police has prepared a list of three translators, including two from the language department of the Panjab University and one is being provided by the German Embassy, to assist her during her deposition. Besides, her travelling expenses will be borne by the prosecution.

ASP (Central) Madur Verma said, “We are in regular touch with the German Embassy and it has confirmed that she will depose before the court. We have also prepared a list of three translators and the court will select any one of these to facilitate the victim to record her statements. It will also help the police to conduct the prosecution in a transparent manner to rule out doubt of any communication gap”.

SSP SS Srivastva said in the absence of facility of video conferencing, it was important for the victim to personally depose before the court to take the case to its logical end.

Madur Verma further said the police would try to finish the prosecution formalities in two days to facilitate the speedy trial in the case.



Fast-track court still far

Despite the fact that the UT police has been talking about moving the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking a fast-track court to dispose of such cases to provide speedy justice to the victims, the proceedings are moving at the snail’s pace.

Even after a lapse of three months, the police department has failed to send a communication to the Administration which will forward it to the high court.

Talking to the TNS, Srivastva said the police had already moved a file to the Administration and now it was up to the Administration to take action on it.

However, UT home secretary Ram Niwas said the department was yet to receive a communication from the police. It would be forwarded to the Punjab and Haryana High Court the day it was received.



Land records to be computerised soon
Tribune News Service

Major projects to be taken up in 2009

  • Widening of the Mullanpur-Siwan road
  • Garbage disposal plant in Sector 102
  • Survey of the expressway from Lalru to Baddi
  • Allotment of land to institutes in Knowledge city
  • Acquisition of land for road linkages to the proposed international airport

Mohali, January 2
As a New Year gift to the landowners of Mohali district, the district administration, in the next few days, will start providing computer-generated details of land records to the applicants.

This has become possible following the computerisation of the revenue records of 79 villages in Mohali tehsil. The trial-run before providing a copy of the document was already going at the district administrative complex here. “Initially, we will be providing free copies of “fards” or other vital documents to the applicants,” said the Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Bhandhari, while talking to mediapersons here today.

After the system stabilises, a nominal fee will be charged from the applicants. Though the exercise of computerising the revenue record was going in the entire state, Mohali district was selected for the pilot project. After Mohali, the records of Majri and Kahrar sub-tehsils will be taken up.

The computerisation was result of the Punjab State Area Wide Network, flowing out of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). Once in place, the programme will provide transportation details and make most government records available at the click of a mouse.

The DC said a patwari had been specially deputed to provide the document to the applicants. The new arrangement would go a long way in reducing the woes of the landowners who have to make repeated rounds of the patwarkhana to get their documents.

Further, to streamline the functioning of the revenue department, the patwaris especially of Bhabat and Lohgarh villages, have been asked not to further employ private persons. The officials have been told that there was no entry of any person other than the concerned official. Some patwaris have been suspended in the past due to this anomaly.

Apart from the computerisation of revenue record, the district administration will extend the services being provided at the suvidha centers in Mohali and Dera Bassi. The SDM, Kharar, has been asked to make the suvidha centre operational. Computers provided for the Kharar centre has become inoperative due to mismanagement of some officials. Presently, 24 services are being provided at the suvidha centres.



Handball camp selections under scanner
‘Deserving players left out to accommodate children of high-ups’
Sumedha Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
The UT Administration’s ongoing handball camp at Sector 23 is in the news for wrong reasons following accusations of favouritism in the selection process.

Two students of Guru Nanak Public School have filed a complaint with the education department accusing the selectors of including not so deserving players in the camp. They alleged that many deserving players like them, who have been part of the winning teams in the inter-school championships, have been left out to accommodate children of high ups.

“As per the rules, every single child in the camp had to be selected on the basis of his performance. We have received a complaint and it will be dealt as per the existing guidelines,” said Assistant Sports Director, Education Department, K.S. Bharti.

However, if sources are to be believed, this is not the first complaint as many parents have already approached DEO with the same issue.

“The selections in the camp have been unfair. The talented children were left out to accommodate boys like Guarav Deep Dhaliwal, who is the son of Sangrur ETO and is a basketball player. Similarly, two other players - Jivesh and Manish - are also basketball players, but they are in team because former is the son of a lecturer and latter is the son the basketball coach of SAI,” alleged Kashmir Singh, secretary of the Handball Association.

Interestingly, other names that have come under scanner are that of Anurag, son of Satbir Singh, DSP UT Police, and Bikram Kalsi, son of N.S. Kalsi, an IAS officer.

One of the complainants said: “Satbir’s son is a non-playing member of his school team and he was been selected for the camp. While my son was the member of the winning team, he was left out. This is not the first time it has happened.”

According to the coach, Daljit Singh, while Bikram Kalsi has not reported for the camp so far, Gaurav Dhaliwal came for the first time today.



Lucid SMSes flood mobile users
Sheetal Mahajan and Harpreeti Bassi

Chandigarh, January 2
“Dum hai to khol ke dekho yeh bold pictures… aisa hai inka nasha ki vodka bhi pad jaye thanda... for more excitement click http:…/ or Playboy!! Ahem Ahem… click for more excitement.”

These sexually lucid messages are nowadays beeping on the mobiles of hundreds of subscribers in the city. The messages invite subscribers to visit websites that contain semi-nude photographs of models and film stars. Playboy, bold shots, wild babes, midnight beauties and flirting are some of the other messages being received by subscribers with a link for their easy access.

While the strategy may seem to be to increase business by “arousing” the customers and trapping them into using their GPRS (mobile internet connection) or subscribing to the same, officials of the mobile companies, however, deny the same. While such messages are being sent on almost all mobile services, Vodafone seems to be taking a lead over the others.

Though the messages being received by the Vodafone subscribers clearly states the name of the company in the link (for the “hot” downloads), the company PRO expressed his ignorance regarding the matter and refused to put the query across to the operation head.

“I have been getting regular promotional messages under the banner of service messages. Some of them are vulgar and can be branded as pornography. When I tried to open these messages, the link connected to a site providing links to pornographic portals.” said Ritwick, a college student.

Denying the company’s involvement, the official spokesperson of Airtel said: “Messages coming as a service message is not necessarily sent from the company. This can be done by anyone versed with latest softwares, which can easily manipulate the senders’ name.”

People are irked by receiving several such messages throughout the day. “It is embarrassing to have such messages in your inbox. One doesn’t feel like opening the message and the irritating thing is getting these messages come four-five times in a day,” said Geetika, a homemaker.

UT SSP S.S Shrivastava said the subscriber could lodge a complaint against the service provider for sending obscene messages. Action will be taken accordingly, he added.


Admn cracks whip on tax-evading traders
Sets up check posts at entry and exit points of grain market

Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
The Chandigarh Administration has decided act tough against the unscrupulous traders of the Sector 26 grain market. In a bid to check tax evasion, the Administration has set up check posts at the exit and entry points to maintain the record of goods vehicles entering the grain markets.

Acting on the complaints of the rampant tax evasion by certain traders, the Administration has taken the decision to post extra staff at the entry and exit points. Detailed registers of the vehicles and goods are being maintained to streamline the functioning of the grain market, official sources said.

Going a step further, special flying squads would also keep a tab on the entries in the registers and actual stock with the traders. The entries in the registers and stock available with the traders would also be match periodically to eliminate the chances of tax evasion, the sources said.

It is alleged that the since the grain market is the first transit point for the produce, the evasion of the market fee led to the evasion of other taxes, including VAT and income tax. As the produce was not reflected in the registers of the market committee, a huge quantity of unaccounted produce and goods flooded the market causing huge financial loss to the state exchequer.

Though the Administration had earlier tried to enforce the check points twice, the decision could not be implemented in the wake of the strong opposition from the traders lobby, which has a dominant presence in all political parties. In fact, the market committee is packed with politicians of all parties.

Meanwhile, the checkpoints have seen the traders community and market committee up in arms against this "anti-trader" decision. They have blamed certain "vested interests" for vitiating the atmosphere in the grain market.

In a representation to the UT Administrator, market committee chairman Devinder Singh Babla claimed that there had been increase of Rs 22 lakh in market fee collections as against same period in the previous financial year.

"The installation of check points has not gone down well with the trading community and at its recent meeting the traders unanimously decided to oppose the decision tooth and nail," the representation asserted.

The chairman and other elected members of the committee feel alienated and belittled that without any discussion the officials had tried to kill the very fabric of a democratic set up by taking a unilateral and prejudiced decision against the basic norms of participatory democracy, the representation said demanding a review of the decision.



Mayor to discuss various projects on Jan 6
Smriti Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
After joining office today, the newly elected mayor, Kamlesh, was bubbling with energy and was all set to take on the role of a Mayor.

Listing her “things-to-do”, she re-emphasised on the need to have more community parking lots in the city. To start with, she said already she had asked the officials concerned to submit a report on areas that could be turned into community parking lots in southern sectors.

In fact, her second term is turning out to be advantageous with the MC officials already in the know of her working style. A testimony to this was the updated website of the MCC. While a few days back it was reported that the MC’s official website still showed old data, the same was updated today, on her first day as a Mayor.

This tech-savvy Mayor also plans to put the projects and their status online so that it becomes documented and convenient for anyone to know what’s going on in the corporation.

While Kamlesh has not thought of a strategy yet to thaw the ice between the MC officials and some councillors, she plans to streamline the working and the coordination between the two. “Councillors don’t have a personal agenda. Whatever it was, they were fighting over pending works, which shows that they are genuinely concerned about the development of the city overall,” she said in the light of recent incidents of difference of opinions between councillors and officials.

“A meeting has been fixed with all the councillors on January 6 to discuss the ongoing projects and the new ones to be started. I will ask the councillors individually as they know the needs of their wards better than anyone and on priority basis all the development works would be taken up,” she said.

In fact, she proposes to form groups of councillors irrespective of their party inclinations to review the status of the developmental works from time to time.

Besides roads, water supply, sanitation and other basic facilities are also on her agenda.



Musical soiree by Prahlad Tipaniya
SD Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
“Pothi pad pad jag mua pandit bhyo na koye, dhai akshar prem ke pade so pandit hoye”. The essence of such sakhis and songs of saint Kabir replete with mysticism of highest order were brought to life in a musical soiree by acclaimed maestro, Prahlad Singh Tipaniya here. The special devotional concert organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy at their hall provided a double delight of melodic spells and the philosophy of life to the intrusive audience.

Reveling in the glory of saint poet Kabir, the National Sangeet Natak awardee Prahlad Singh opened up with an invocatory vandna “Gurui gunn ke saagar” in laudation of Kabir who preached the gospel of social equality, denounced caste system and orthodoxy. With his

Rendition of Kabir Bani composition “Rang mahal ajab shehar” and “Chadar jheeni” he enraptured the audience.

Establishing a rapport with the audience he defined the philosophical ideals of the saint poet interspersing the singing with dohas and interpretations. The audience relished the spiritual content of “Ab to jaag musafir”, “Jhan dekhun tu ka tu”, “Jara halke se gaadi haanko mere Ram” and many more.

He opined that the wisdom enshrined in Kabir Bani has given us something of eternal value to hold on to. Like other sages and seers Kabir too had projected their innermost experience of their soul and consciousness as comprehended by them into their “banis”. The academy had provided as befitting ambience for the concert recreating the fourteenth century feel. The lead artist Prahlad Singh Tipaniya was supported on vocals by Amba Ram, Dev Raj on violin, Ajay Tipaniya, Manglesh and Gurcharan Dass. Akademy chairperson, Kamal Tewari welcomed the audience and noted scholar Rekha Jhanji who honoured the artists. Kamal Arora conducted the programme.

Talking to the Tribune Prahlad Tipaniya disclosed that the reactions of the audience during his 36 performances in the US, UK and six in Pakistan has established beyond doubt that the literary saint poet Kabir is eulogised for propounding the vision of truth and expounding it with characteristic wisdom.



Sensors to monitor traffic signals 
Ramanjit Singh Sidhu
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
In an attempt to allow free flow of traffic, the Chandigarh Traffic Police is in the process of installing Vehicle Actuate Signal Controllers (VASC) on traffic lights at busy intersections in the city.

The technology will help handle the random fluctuation in traffic and quickly dissipate the accumulated traffic at the junctions by automatically assessing the volume of traffic.

The pilot project, costing around Rs 16 lakh, will be first run on trial basis at four intersections, including Hotel Southend rotary, Sector 34 and 35 intersection, Piccadilly Chowk and at Aroma Light point on Himalayan Marg. The traffic police has sent the proposal to the electricity wing of the UT Administration to get technical specifications for the project. The system is already in use in Delhi.

It is learnt that the Administration has formed a committee consisting of UT Superintendent Engineer (SE) Surinder Pal, Executive Engineer Ranjit Singh and DSP (Traffic) Jasbir Singh Cheema, who will discuss the modalities of the project.

Explaining the system, the devise allows green signal to different traffic movements between the preset minimum and maximum limits. The sensors will be installed on the roads and it will detect vehicles and show the green signal to clear the traffic by even extending the duration of the signal.

A vehicle loop detector equipped in the device will provide accurate vehicle presence indication and all the traffic signals are linked with each other and function in synchronisation.

UT SP (Traffic) H.S. Doon said: “To put it simply, the system will replace the manual regulation of traffic by the police personnel. As the traffic policeman allows the vehicles judging the volume of traffic on one side, the system works in similar fashion and allows more green signal time to the side where the number are higher.”

The system is effective in controlling the high flow of traffic by reducing congestion due to prolong and unnecessary waiting at the traffic signals.



Army veterans unhappy with pay panel report
Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
While the government’s decision to move lieutenant colonels into pay band-4 has been welcomed, the reported move to restrict it to officers in the “ready for combat” posts category and grant of grade pay lower than their IAS counterparts, has drawn the service community’s ire.

Though official sources said this was an “interim measure” till a fresh committee headed by the defence secretary to examine the inter-se relativities of military and civil officers submitted its recommendations and a final decision was taken, a section of retired officers claimed that the present directives issued by the Prime Minister’s Office were “thoughtless and arrived at without considering the ethos of the services”.

“These orders are not implemental,” Maj Gen Satbir Singh (retd), vice-chairman of the Indian Ex-servicemen Movement claimed. “Creating categories within a particular rank will create administrative difficulties and result in more problems arising than the matter being sorted,” he added.

According to the PMO’s directives, lieutenant colonels and their equivalents in the other forces would now be getting a grade pay of Rs 8,000 per month instead of Rs 7,600. This continues to remain a sore point as prior to the Sixth Pay Commission, lieutenant colonels were drawing Rs 800 more that their IAS counterparts but now would be getting Rs 800 less.

According to Maj Navdeep Singh, a lawyer dealing in service matters, the root of the problem lies in the incorrect presentation of historical pay equivalence tables by the Sixth Pay Commission on page-73 of its report as well as non-inclusion/ non-addition of rank pay into basic pay while formulating the new pay scales and grade pays.

“The tables on page-73 have no official sanctity and are not a correct picture of actual equivalence of pay or status. The tables are also not based on any official document for equivalence and hence present a skewed view of the actual position,” he claimed.

On the issue of restoration of 70 per cent pensionary weightage for retiree jawans, ex-servicemen were of the opinion that the Sixth Pay Comission had already recommended the same, which was later diluted by the government. Hence, they have only got what was due and the government has not shown any special consideration in this regard.



Digital elocution to hunt talent
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
Over 1,250 students from around 125 schools in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana region are all set to compete in the 4th Reliance National Digital Elocution Competition (NDEC) to be held in the country in months of January and February.

A combined initiative of Microsoft India and Reliance, the competition is an annual creative talent hunt aimed to promote creativity among schoolchildren using cutting-edge technology.

Currently in its fourth year, the competition provides school students with an opportunity to match their elocution skills on a platform that integrates cutting edge technology and interactivity. Students are encouraged to use interactive platforms like VDO contest and video conferencing to showcase their talents across boundaries.

Commenting on the event, Sunil Buch, head, marketing and corporate sales, Reliance World, said, “The biggest USP of this national talent hunt is that it allows students across the country to participate irrespective of their location, thus providing a level- playing field to compete.

The digital platform of this contest offers great width and engagement levels not only to students but parents and teachers as well.”

NDEC 2009 is open to students from Class V to X with Class V to VII forming the junior group and Class VIII to X forming the senior group. The topics for this year’s contest are “If I were a PC” for junior group and “Staying safe on the Internet... my online playground” for senior group. Registration process can be completed at any Reliance World outlet. The last date to submit entries is January 20.

All entries will be open for online voting on msnindia.com throughout the month of January. Reliance World will announce the 26 semifinalists (13 in each group) in the first week of February.

The national semifinals will be held on February 9 where 10 finalists (5 in each group) will be selected. The finals of the event will be held in February 2009.

The semifinals and finals will be held using video conferencing at Reliance World in the respective cities.



Devotees participate in nagar kirtan
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 2
Hundreds of devotees from the town and villages participated in a nagar kirtan of Nadda Sahib today in town.

The kirtan was organised before the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. It started from Nadda Sahib gurdwara and went across various parts of the town.

Almost 100 trucks and trolleys carrying the devotees moved around the town. Panj piyaras, gatka artistes and a band accompanied the devotees. A beautifully decorated palanquin carrying Guru Granth Sahib followed the panj piyaras. The devotees sang gurbani and performed the kirtan. The gurdwaras in various sectors and several other social organisations organised tea and chhabeels for the devotees.

Members of the social organisations showered flowers and sprinkled perfumed water all the way. The devotees also lighted crackers. The police had made elaborate security arrangements.



Revised GPA-Transfer Fee
Jain urges admn to withdraw notification
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
Satya Pal Jain, former local MP, today urged the Union Home Ministry and the UT administration to withdraw its notification of revised transfer fee on GPA holders of the cooperative-house building societies ranging from about Rs 3 to 5 lakh per dwelling unit.

In a statement issued here today, Jain said the transfer fee, besides being unreasonable, is the violation of the spirit in which the administration had allotted the land to the group-housing societies. He said these units were constructed by the group-housing societies instead of the Chandigarh Housing Board, and therefore, the government has no power to impose any charges for the transfer of units on the basis of the GPA.

He said if this fee has to be charged, it should be nominal and it should not be used as a method to collect crores of rupees by the government from the poor allottees.

Jain said a delegation of these societies had met him in the BJP office a few days back and gave him a memorandum on the matter.



‘Glory of India’ award for Dr Raj Bahadur
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
Dr Raj Bahadur, eminent orthopaedic surgeon and director-principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 (GMCH-32), has added another in his cap. On the occasion of Global Friendship Day, Dr Raj Bahadur has been awarded the “Glory of India” award for his meritorious services in promoting global integration and economic development.

According to information received here, the award was presented by A Rajvanshi, Member Parliament, Legislature, (MEC for Sports and Recreation), Kwazulu Natal, government of South Africa, at New Delhi today.

The function was presided over by Dr Bhisham Narayan Singh, former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam. Prof Ranjit Rai Chaudhary, former Dean of PGI and Prof S Bhardwaj , vice-president, National Board of Examination, government of India, were prominent among those present on the occasion.



Girl students take out traffic-awareness rally
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
The city traffic police today organised a scooter rally of girl students to promote wearing of helmets among female two-wheeler riders as part of the 20th Road Safety Week.

The police said as many as 60 girl students from various colleges and lady police officers of the city police took part in the rally. The participants were carrying placards having messages about the road safety. The rally commenced from the Chandigarh Traffic Park, Sector 23, and passed through markets of various sectors before culminating at the Plaza in Sector 17.

The participants visited the Road Safety Exhibition at the Plaza. The rally was flagged off by Raji P Srivastava, special secretary finance-cum-director public instructions (colleges). HS Doon, SP (traffic) and Jasbir Singh Cheema, DSP (traffic) and all traffic inspectors were present on the occasion. Doon urged all the participants to take a pledge to wear the helmets.

A penal discussion on road safety was also organised at the All India Radio, Sector 34, in which the SP (traffic) and the DSP (traffic) participated as panel members. The panelists replied to the queries made by the public on telephone.



Hallo Majra to have green belt
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
The Municipal Corporation is coming up with a first green belt in Hallo Majra.

The decision to develop green belts in Hallo Majra, Kajheri and Maloya was taken by former mayor Pradeep Chhabra.

To start with, two acres of land has also been acquired by the MC to develop the proposed green belt.

The roads wing of the MC has started digging and preparing the land for the developing green area in accordance with the master plan.

As soon as the work to prepare the land gets over, the horticulture wing of the MC will start with the plantations.

Proper lighting system with well-laid entry and exit points and footpaths will be included in the green belt.

The entire project will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 12-13 lakh. As of now tenders have been called in for the same.

According to sources, the move to develop the belt into green belt came as after it was noticed that many people had started encroaching the area.

A decision was then taken in March, 2008, to develop five green belts, including three in villages under the MC.



MC inspector acquitted in graft case

Chandigarh, January 2
CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain today acquitted inspector, Municipal Corporation (MC), Darshan Pal Singh and Shalinder Kumar Pandey in a corruption case as the witness turned hostile.

The CBI had laid a trap on the MC inspector on the complaint of roadside vendors - Vikas Aggarwal and Balmiki Kumar - who alleged that they had been giving Rs 200 bribe every week to Shalinder Pandey.

The prosecution stated that Darshan Pal Singh used to get money collected through Shalinder Pandey. It was mentioned that when the vendors didn’t pay the weekly bribe the accused used to beat them up. The trap was laid and the MC inspector was arrested on August 29, 2002.

The complainants stated that they had been giving bribe for a year while the MC inspector was appointed in Sector 17 market two months back. — TNS



Senior citizens meet SP
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2
A group of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association (CSCA) held a meeting with HS Doon, SP (security and traffic), to discuss the traffic and parking problems being faced by senior citizens at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 37, here.

J.S. Cheema, DSP traffic, along with Gurnam Singh, chief traffic marshal, was present there. SS Lamba, president and HS Chawla, senior vice-president, welcomed the guests and highlighted their problems.

Doon assured the senior citizens that the traffic police would take suitable measures to redress their problems.



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