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Tricity Talking| About tweets, Sukhvilas and demonetisation issues

punjab Updated: Nov 12, 2016 09:40 IST
Arvind Chhabra

In October, MP Kirron Kher was on a tweeting-spree when the foundation stone for augmentation of city’s water supply scheme was laid.(HT File Photo)


Tweets can tell a lot about the people posting them. Take, for example, Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher. She posted a series of tweets only twice in October and November, so far. In October, she was on a tweeting-spree when the foundation stone for augmentation of city’s water supply scheme was laid. Last week, she again posted a few tweets.

This time, she said: “Happy that my efforts have borne fruit”. Her “happiness” was over increase in the upper age limit for government jobs to 37 years in Chandigarh. On the other hand, UT administrator VP Singh Badnore is a much different person on Twitter. He likes to tweet about the events he’s attending or the functions he’s presiding over or that where he’s celebrating Diwali or other festivals. Also, he doesn’t miss greeting his senior party leaders on their birthdays, whether it was Amit Shah’s birthday of October 22 or LK Advani’s on Tuesday (November 8).


A light point at Sector 33-34 in Chandigarh on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

The UT authorities recently replaced the roundabout of Sectors 33 and 34 with traffic lights. The idea was to ease the flow of traffic. But clearly, the move hasn’t helped. Traffic movement in this area continues to be as slow as before. The reason is the long countdown timers. The red-light timer is of two minutes. This means that vehicles pile up for 120 seconds at the lights, leading to jams. That was not the idea, I think.


If you are still thinking of spending money in demonetisation times, a super luxurious place can daze you. The ‘privileged’ few who have had a sneak peek at the resort are talking of the Sukhvilas, next to the Siswan Forest Range near Mullanpur (or New Chandigarh), in complete awe. They claim the seven-star resort spread over 22 acres is something not seen in this region before - a one-stop destination for uber-luxe, wellness and nature lovers. Of course, this will be pricier than anyone could imagine in this region, they add. Well, maybe the next real big fat Punjabi wedding could be held here. Whose? That’s the question.


The talk of the town has been Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes rendered worthless. Those having oodles of money are a worried lot. As a result, chartered accountants and financial consultants are suddenly flooded with all kinds of enquiries. Some are getting queries how to convert black into white money. Some are abroad and are seeking advice what they can do now. Should they board the next flight to India? Some others have their lockers stashed with cash and don’t know what to do now. A person said he sold his property recently and was looking to buy something. But now he doesn’t know what to do. Someone should give him PM Modi’s number for advice!.