16052018-LT-01.qxd 5/16/2018 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 16 MAY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Job fair by CICU Poor infra at Gill Mandi Fazilka beat Ludhiana 73 companies take part in the job fair and 1,680 applicants get appointment letters. P3 Farmers say there are not enough sheds to store grains, no benches to sit, and no toilets. P3 Fazilka beat Ludhiana 6-4 to clinch the 23rd Junior Punjab Softball Tournament title. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 43°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:15 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:30 AM Repair yet to begin, traffic chaos on Jams at Gill Chowk, road leading to GNDE College, Vishwakarma Chowk, Dugri, Model Town Works Department, Municipal Corporation and Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) had been formed to probe the incident. “The board will conduct a probe to establish the exact causes behind the caving-in of the retaining wall and fix responsibility for the damage. If negligence is found on part of any authority in the report, appropriate action will be taken against them,” said the DC. FLYOVER COLLAPSE Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 15 Even as the general public continues to grapple with traffic snarls, repair is yet to begin on the damaged portion of the Gill Road flyover. Though the administration has diverted traffic to different routes, a lot of traffic chaos prevailed near the Gill Chowk area. “It was absolute chaos everywhere on the roads near Gill Chowk. The authorities shall remove encroachments from the roadside to ensure a smooth flow of traffic. The area under the flyover should be made encroachment-free and used for parking of vehicles to avoid traffic jams,” suggested Captain Vijay Kumar Sayal, Secretary, Arya Samaj Model Town, who owns a shop near Gill Chowk. NHAI experts inspect collapsed wall A team of experts from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) inspected the flyover on Tuesday. The team would submit its report to the district administration, following which repairs would begin. Senior officials of the MC said it would take between 30 and 45 days to complete the flyover repairs. Garbage dump removed The civic body staff removed Bus stand to be shifted Loge queues of vehicles struck in traffic jam near Partap Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN. Mayor busy campaigning at Shahkot At a time when residents of the city are grappling with various problems caused by the collapse of the Gill flyover and authorities of various departments were busy holding meetings to find out solutions to those problems, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu was not present in the city as he was busy campaigning for the Shahkot byelections. “I am not aware about the latest developments because I have been busy with the election the garbage from under the flyover. The authorities had claimed that a huge number of rats feeding on the garbage dump made holes underneath the retaining wall, leading to its collapse. Officials hold meeting A high-level meeting of senior officers of the Municipal Corporation, Traffic Police Department, Transport Department, National Highways Authority of India and campaign,” said Sandhu when contacted for comments on the flyover issue, before disconnecting the phone. “Being a representative of the people and head of the civic body, it was the moral duty of the Mayor to remain present in the city and oversee the progress of work. This shows the Mayor prefers pleasing his political bosses instead of understanding and solving problems of residents,” said LIP MLA Simarjit Singh Bains. Punjab Roadways held a meeting at the office of Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Agrawal. Suggestions were sought from them to find out a way to overcome problems caused by the fly- over wall collapse. Board to probe incident Agrawal said a board headed by ADC (Development) Sheena Aggarwal and comprising Xens of the Public A decision to temporarily shift Ludhiana Bus Stand to some other location has been taken. “Dana Mandi, near Jalandhar Bypass, has almost been finalised as location for a makeshift bus stand. “However, proposal is not to shift the full bus stand. Only those buses plying on the affected routes would ply from the temporary bus stand. A survey will be conducted first to decide the routes before taking a final call. We have also given our suggestions about problems to be faced by commuters in the event of shifting of bus stand and possible solutions,” said Punjab Roadways (Ludhiana) General Manager Gursewak Rajpal. Municipal Commissioner Jaskiran Singh said soon, more city buses would be started to avoid inconvenience to the public. COMMUTERS REJECT IDEA TO SHIFT BUS STAND PAGE 4 Industry's SOS to Power Corp Erratic power forces closure of units Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 15 Minister for Industries and Commerce Sundar Sham Arora, during his maiden visit to the city recently, had stated that the issue of power would be resolved for all (small, medium and large industries) in the next few days. But the woes of small industrialists refuse to die down. They are not only getting costly power compared to large units but also suffering losses due to disruption in power supply for the past many days. “My requests to the authorities concerned here and at the Head Office in Patiala have fallen on deaf ears. Poor power conditions are forcing us to shut our units. Through the media, we are trying to wake up the authorities to our plight for the last time, or else we will be ruined,” said Sunil Jain of Oswal Polypack India Ltd, Phase IV, Focal Point. He said while large units were getting power at Rs 5 per unit, the PSPCL was not paying any attention to our woes. In his letters to the authorities concerned, Jain has pointed out that not a single day goes when there is no power cut. “You can check the records. Two or three-hour disruption in power supply is a routine. Even half an hour of power failure costs us Rs 5,000. If there are production Poor power ❝forcing us toconditions are shut our units. Through the media, we are trying to wake up the authorities to our plight for the last time, or else we will be ruined ❞ SUNIL JAIN, Oswal Polypack India losses because of power failure, then we will not be able to pay hefty power bills. The PSPCL should realise this. “Despite regular complaints, there has been no solution to our problems so far. Today, I am getting power at the rate of more than Rs 20 per unit. We have to bear hidden charges in the form of cost of running diesel generators, their service/repair, electrician's wages, etc, which are caused by erratic power supply,” said Jain. Another industrialist, Badish Jindal, said a week’s time was given by the minister and they expected he would come to the rescue of small industrialists in the state, especially in the industrial city. At the VPO Jaspaloan, Doraha sub-station, Khanna, there was no power on May 5 and 12. On May 10, there was no power from 2 pm to 6 pm as the Sahnewal station had developed a snag. The industrialists have requested the authorities concerned to wake up and save the small industrialists. Truck driver found 19 residential, 14 commercial sites on e-auction What is on sale dead on road Our Correspondent Our Correspondent Bumpy ride on Tajpur Road Despite being the industry hub, the road is in a miserable conditions and gives bumpy rides to commuters. The industrialists and residents are hopeful that the road will be recarpeted before monsoon arrival as during the rains, their condition worsens. PAGE 4 Machhiwara, May 15 A truck driver of the town was found dead near his house on Monday night under mysterious circumstances. The deceased has been identified as Shingara Singh (60). Shingara Singh was staying near Dasehra Ground with his family. Last midnight, a police patrol found Shingara Singh lying on the road. They rushed him to Civil Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. According to his wife, he went to sleep last night after taking his meals. She did not know how come he reached the road, she said. Shingara Singh's truck, that is often parked near his house, was found near Charan Kanwal Chowk. The Machhiwara SHO said there were no marks or any wounds on the body. The body was handed over to Shingara Singh's guardians after post-mortem. They are investigating the matter, said the SHO. Ludhiana, May 15 E-bidding for 19 residential plots and 14 commercial plots to be sold by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority commenced this morning. It will continue till 3 pm on May 31. Offered for sale are 10 residential plots of varying sizes in Urban Estate Dugri, Phase I, nine plots in Dugri, Phase II, six shopcum-offices (SCOs) in Dugri, Phase I, and eight commercial sites in Khanna. All properties, put together, carry a reserve price tag of more than Rs 35 crore. As per the offer documents, the properties to be sold through e-auction include res- Another international title for city-based shuttler Anil Datt Our Sports Correspondent Ludhiana, May 15 City veteran badminton player Arun Dhand continues to make waves in the international arena. He has won doubles title in the 41st UAE Open Badminton Championship held from May 6 to 11 in Dubai. More than 600 participants from around the globe competed in different age groups at he championship. With a number of international gold medals already in his kitty, Arun gave another stupendous performance to add one more title to his credit. He paired with Harjeet Singh from Delhi to annex the title in the doubles category in Arun Dhand has won gold in the 41st UAE Open Badminton C’ship. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA the plus 55 group. Besides, Arun participated in the super veteran group (plus 60) in which he, along with Onkar Singh from the UAE, secured silver in the doubles category. Arun and Harjeet played in tandem to overpower his opponents to bag the top honours. The pair faced little challenge in the preliminary round matches to make their way into the knockout stage. In the quarter final, the duo of Arun and Harjeet outplayed Indonesian pair of Alexender and Susiappan 2119, 21-17 to assure themselves a berth in the semi-finals where they got the better of Abdul Salman and Anto Devis from Malaysia 21-17, 21-18 to book a place in the title clash. In the final, Indian pair defeated Lalmony and Abdul Salaam from the UAE 21-16, 2118 to lift the winners’ trophy. In the super veteran category (semi-final), Arun and Continued on page 2 c m y b idential plots measuring 100 square yards (five), 150 square yards (two), 200 square yards (two) and 300 square yards (one) in Dugri, Phase I. All these plots have a floor price of Rs 36,880 per square yards. In Dugri, Phase II, plots with an area of 100 square yards (four), 125 square yards (three) and 150 square yards (two) are being offered for sale at a reserve price of Rs 35,592 per square yard. Among commercial sites in the lot are six SCOs measuring 177.77 square yards each in Dugri Phase I with a reserve price of Rs 1,49,608 per square yard. Similarly, one SCO (area 148.69 square yards) and seven commercial sites measuring 111.52 The properties to be sold include residential plots measuring 100 square yards (five), 150 square yards (two), 200 square yards (two) and 300 square yards (one) in Dugri, Phase I. All these plots have a floor price of Rs 36,880 per square yards. In Dugri, Phase II, plots with an area of 100 square yards (four), 125 square yards (three) and 150 square yards (two) are being offered for sale at a reserve price of Rs 35,592 per square yard. Among commercial sites in the lot are six SCOs measuring 177.77 square yards each in Dugri Phase I with a reserve price of Rs 1,49,608 per square yard. Similarly, one SCO (area 148.69 square yards) and seven commercial sites measuring 111.52 square yards each have been put up for sale in PWD Rest House, Khanna. These sites carry a reserve price of Rs 1,03,718 per square yard. square yards each have been put up for sale in PWD Rest House, Khanna. These sites carry a reserve price of Rs 1,03,718 per square yard. According to the terms and conditions of the sale through e-auction, the intending bidders would have to deposit an eligibility fee of Rs 2 lakh for residential plots and 2 per cent of the total bid amount or Rs 3 lakh whichever is more for SCOs/SCFs. They would have to pay 10 per cent of the total bid amount (after adjustment of eligibility fee) along with 2 per cent cancer cess on the total bid amount within three days of the acceptance of bid. Another 15 per cent of the bid amount would have to be paid within 30 days from the date of auction. The allotment letter would be issued within 30 days after the receipt of 25 per cent (10+15 per cent) of total bid amount. The successful bidders would have the option to pay balance 75 per cent of the amount in seven half-yearly instalments in case of residential plots and eight halfyearly instalments in case of SCOs/SCFs), with first instalment falling due after six months from the date of allotment with 9 per cent interest compounded annually.
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