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Airport footfall dwindles as Covid instances surge
The Chandigarh Global Airport has recorded a 40 consistent with cent drop in footfall up to now two weeks, because of the surge in Covid instances within the area. The airport was once having a day-to-day footfall of round 10,000 until January 10. This determine has fallen to six,000 consistent with day of past due. Additionally, out of the overall of 38 flights that used to function from this airport, 10 were non-operational. One of the most airways have decreased their selection of day-to-day flights because of the present state of affairs. It may be famous that final yr, the Chandigarh Global Airport had incurred a lack of just about `40 crore because of the Covid pandemic and lockdown.

Waste processing plant to be repaired, no new one
The Normal Space of Chandigarh Municipal Company has authorized the restore of a waste processing plant at Dadumajra. It’ll value Rs 6.33 crore. As a result of putting in a brand new one and making it practical will take time, government have determined to fix and the prevailing plant. This schedule was once introduced within the Space after Chandigarh Administrator Banwarilal Purohit visited the dumping floor and requested government to determine an answer inside 3 months. It was once determined that the prevailing one will probably be repaired as an alternative of putting in a brand new one at the moment. The prevailing plant at Dadumajra has no longer been functioning ever for the reason that Municipal Company took over the duty of working it in 2020. Sooner than that, a personal company was once answerable for working the waste processing plant.

Taekwondo marvel makes Chandigarh proud
Tarushi Gaur,12, has been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Award for excelling in taekwondo. A scholar of The British College, Sector 44, she has been coaching at Emerald Martial Arts in Panchkula for the reason that age of 3 below Shiv Raj Gharti, who’s a 5th Dan Black Belt from South Korea. Gaur were given the award within the sports activities class from PM Narendra Modi all over a digital rite which was once telecast live to tell the tale Doordarshan on Monday. Gaur is the primary to get this award for taekwondo. She is the youngest woman to win stage one and stage two black belt in taekwondo in India. 

Lakhs spent on getting fancy VIP numbers 
The fad for the VIP registration quantity continues with other folks able to spend any quantity to get fancy numbers. The CH-01-CH sequence fetched the best bidding value of Rs 24.40 lakh towards the reserve value of Rs 50,000 all over an e-auction carried out through the Chandigarh Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA). That is the second one best bid for 0001 quantity ever within the historical past of the town. As in 2012, the 0001 registration selection of the CH-01-AP sequence was once auctioned for a whopping Rs 26.05 lakh that was once the best ever bid for this quantity. In the meantime the registration quantity 0101 of the CH-01-CH sequence fetched the second one best quantity of Rs 7.30 lakh. 

Harpreet Bajwa
Our correspondent in Chandigarh

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