09072017-JTR-01.qxd 7/9/2017 12:39 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 9 JULY 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Poor condition of roads Com-pleat makeover Go challenge me Many roads and bridges in Phagwara face the threat of cave-in in the rainy season. Bollywood beauties are refusing to give up on pleated skirts. Last seen in Sony Sab Tv’s comedy show, model-turned actor, Shivani Tomar is riding high these days. P4 FORECAST P2 P3 MAINLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.35 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.31 AM Work on flyovers goes on at slow pace Canada Visa in 24 days Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, July 8 The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which started the project to construct two flyovers each at Rama Mandi and PAP Chowk in 2009 to be joined under the six-lane JalandharPanipat expressway project, is yet to finish the work. Also, the work on the two stretches of the patch between Jalandhar cantt and Phagwara and on the Jalandhar-Kartarpur road is reported to be incomplete. With monsoon having arrived, thousands of commuters, shuttling daily between Amritsar and Jalandhar and neighbouring towns, face inconvenience as water gets accumulated and roads are full of mud due to the incomplete work. The wet roads pose a threat to both pedestrians and commuters in vehicles alike. The construction work on the six laning of the Jalandhar-Panipat highway began The incomplete Ramamandi and PAP flyovers on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH in May 2009, which was scheduled to be completed in 30 months by 2013. However, the work has been delayed for the last four years. Informing about the major reasons for the delay in the work, the NHAI site in charge said the ruckus over the construction of an elevated road between Chachoki village and bus stand at Phagwara on the NH-1 has delayed the six laning of the PanipatJalandhar section. Now, it might take a few years to complete the work. Also, there were various public issues and at times, the work in the area was stopped by the public due to which the project had been delayed. For now, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla has already filed an application to Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, on the issue and we will begin with the remaining work after getting an approval from the NHAI. NHAI project director, Jalandhar, Col NK Jain, who is looking after the ongoing work on the Kartarpur road NH-1 highway, said the project had been derailed primarily because of the electric lines on the road. Moreover, the clearance of forests on the site took time, but the work had begun and it would continue till we are not done with the project. Talking about the progress so far, he said the ground work of the project had been completed. The remaining work was being carried out keeping in mind the convenience of commuters. It would take at least one more year and is supposed to be completed by March 31, 2018. Harminder Kaur hailing from Adampur has got her CANADA visa for September session in just 24 days. Harminder stated that her file was lodged in embassy on June 6th and she got her visa approved on 1st July. She also asserted that her Offer letter came in just 8 days and the GIC account was opened within a span of 6 days. She delightfully shared that due to genuine efforts of Pyramid, today she is able to get admission in Canadian SPP college at 6 bands. She suggests to all the candidates who wish to apply for Canada at reasonable cost and to avail scholarship upto $3000 must attend the ongoing education fairs at Pyramid office Ludhiana on 9th July, 10th July Orbit Continental Moga and 11th July Hotel Kings, Jalandhar. You may also visit pyramid office in Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Moga, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Patiala & Karnal. 92563-92563 Pyramid e Services Head Office: Near Bus Stand, Garha Road, JALANDHAR SNIPPETS Robbers snatch cash Phagwara: Unidentified car-borne armed robbers snatched cash worth Rs 16,500 from Ludhiana-bound three persons near village Panchhat on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur Road on Friday night. The victims — Sonu, Sunny and Tilak Raj— were returning from Hoshiarpur in a four-wheeler after purchasing garlands from Hoshiarpur when the robbers struck. oc Mother-son duo held for drug peddling Two persons arrested with opium Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 8 A mother-son duo was arrested along with intoxicants, cash (including forfeited Indian currency) and gold ornaments by the rural police here today. The father of the youth, also a peddler, is currently in jail. In his absence, the duo was running the business. Several cases were lodged against them earlier also. Gupreet Singh Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (Rural), said in its ongoing drive against drug peddlers and smugglers, inspector Sikhjinder Singh, SHO, Gortaya and ASI Daljit Kumar, in-charge Dosanjh Kalan police post, conducted a checking of vehicles. During the checking, a car bearing the registration number CH-03-C-2797 was intercepted and Amanpreet The accused in police custody in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Kaur (50), wife of Avtar Singh and her son Lovepreet Singh (25), residents of Mokhewal in district Hoshiarpur, were arrested. Nearly 150 grams of heroin, 500 grams of intoxicant powder, 300 US dollars, Rs 5 lakh in Indian currency, which includes Rs 26,000 by way of forfeited Indian currency, and gold ornaments weighing 120 gm (a gold necklace, a gold chain, four pairs of earrings, a gold bangle and two gold jhumkas) were recovered from their possession. An FIR under section 21 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at the Goraya police station. The accused have been arrested and further probe is being conducted. The currency recovered from them is their drug money. During the course of preliminary investigations, Lovepreet – whose educational qualification is matriculation— revealed that his father Avtar Singh used to sell poppy husk and other narcotics and a number of cases were registered against him. Lovepreet said since his father was in jail and he knew the business would help him earn a quick buck, he joined his uncle Bhupinder Singh in selling drugs. Three cases have already been registered against him. In one of the cases, he was granted parole which was due to expire on August 1. During the investigations, Lovepreet’s mother Amanpreet (50) said her husband used to sell poppy husk and joined the business with him. c m y b Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 8 Two persons were arrested with 2 kg of opium by the Jalandhar (rural) police at a naka today. The duo was running an inter-state trade by peddling opium. Mukesh Sharma of Gram Tepa village, police station Tikari, district Gaya (presently resident of Karol Bagh, Ladhewali Road, Jalandhar) and Navjot Singh of Parjian, police station Sultanpur Lod- hi, district Kapurthala, were arrested by the police for possessing the opium. A case under Section 18 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Lambra police station, Jalandhar (rural), against Mukesh Sharma, while a case under Section 18 of the NDPS Act, police station Lambra, district Jalandhar (rural), has been registered against Navjot Singh. SSP Jalandhar (rural), , said this morning ASI Narinder Rall, along with a police party, laid a naka on the Rampur road for checking anti-social elements. During preliminary investigation, one of the arrested persons revealed that he was a resident of Bihar and used to bring latex derived from the poppy plant from Jharkhand and further prepared opium which he supplied in Punjab. He said for the purpose of supplying the opium, he had kept taxi driver Navjot Singh with him, and had also taken a house on rent of Rs 7,000 in Karol Bagh, Ladhewali Road, Jalandhar. Similarly, ASI Gurmej Singh arrested Navjot Singh from near Nizran Gate while he was driving his Toyota Etios car, bearing registration No. PB08-DQ-4111, and his search led to the recovery of 1 kg of opium. During preliminary investigation, Navjot revealed that he was employed as a driver at the Dhadda taxi stand. At Continued on page 2
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