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Shimla city gets Rs 60 crore Parking Complex near Lift, Can accommodate 700 cars

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SHIMLA- Struggling badly with traffic congest, Shimla City hopes to received some relief from parking trouble as the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated first phase of multi-storey parking near lift constructed under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. It would have capacity of parking as many as 700 cars initially.  Govt. said that the Rs. 60 crore project will help to reduce idle parking and further facilitate the visitors.

The parking has been given on lease to M/s Shimla Tolls and Projects Private Limited for concession period of 30 years. The concession fee would be rupees one crore per annum with an increase of 10 percent every two years, to be paid to Municipal Corporation Shimla.

The construction work of other two phases of the parking is underway, which will probably accommodate more than 1700 cars, said PK Sood MD of M/s Shimla Tolls and Projects Private Limited.

Chief Minister also inspected the site of under construction Circuit House near All India Radio and gave necessary directions.

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Most Affected by COVID-19 in India Age Between 21-40 Years: MOHFW

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Shimla-The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India, has issued age group-wise statistics. The Ministry said that has been observed that most of the deaths are being reported from elderly people or people having co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney/ cardiac issues etc. However, it has been observed that the most affected age group is 21-40 years. 

Hence, all people falling in the high-risk category have been advised to follow all precautions. An age profile analysis of all the positive cases being reported showed the percentage of affected persons in accordance with age group-wise as given below

  1. 8.61% cases is between 0-20 years
  2. 41.88% cases is between 21 to 40 years
  3. 32.82% cases is between 41 to 60 years
  4. 16.69% cases above 60 years

The Ministry confirmed that as of now, 3030 confirmed cases and 77 deaths have been reported. 266 persons have been cured/discharged from the hospitals after recovery. Out of total 3030 reported, about 1023 cases have been linked to Tablighi Jamaat across 17 States, which includes Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, J&K, Rajasthan, Telangana, A&N Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

In Himachal Pradesh, so far, six cases out of total 13 have been linked to Tablighi Jamaat gathering. Samples of more persons who came in contact of these people are being taken and send for testing. The state has report two deaths and two cases of recovery. 

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Rs. 1 Crore to HP Police Department for PPE and N95 Masks

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Government on Saturday sanctioned rupees one crore (Rs. 50 lakhs from HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Rs. 50 lakhs from State Disaster Response Fund) to Police Department for purchase of high-risk Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and N-95 masks for police personnel of the State in the wake of pandemic COVID-19.

HPSEB Contributed 1.97 crore Towards Chief Minister Relief Fund

On behalf of officers and officials of H.P. State Electricity Board Limited, the Chairman of the Board, Ram Subhag Singh, contributed Rs. 1.97 crore towards Chief Minister Relief Fund on Saturday.

Chief Minister again made a fervent appeal to the people for the generous donation towards this Fund so that needy people could be benefited.

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COVID-19 Himachal: 7 More Including 3 Related to Tablighi Jamaat Tested Positive at IGMC Shimla

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Shimla-More positive cases of COVID-19 continue to appear in Himachal Pradesh. As another blow, on April 4, 2020, Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare, RD Dhiman, confirmed seven new cases which were tested positive for COVID-19 at the Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla.

All seven cases were reported from Nalagarh, Solan district. Three of these patients had taken part in the religious gathering of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi. Four others included the relatives of the woman who had died at PGI, Chandigarh, on April 2.  While four of these patients were shifted to Delhi, three patients were being shifted to the IGMC Shimla from Nalagarh.

Medical Superintendent, IGMC Shimla, Dr Janak Raj, has also confirmed the report.

Earlier, the State Government had informed that samples of 88 persons were taken on Saturday, out of which 33 samples were collected in the Tanda Medical College and 55 samples in the IGMC Shimla. 

While seven of the samples tested at the IGMC were found to be positive, the report of 34 samples sent for testing at the Tanda Medical College is yet to arrive.

With the confirmation of three patients affiliated to Tablighi Jamaat gathering, the administration has begun to dig up for their contact history.

With this, the troubles for those who did not disclose information regarding participating in the Jamaat has increased. So far, as per the Director General of Police, as many as 30 FIRs have been lodged against 30 from different districts. 

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