09082018-JTR-01.qxd 8/9/2018 1:37 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 9 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE ‘Thal-Khadkao’ andolan Club together some fun Karan gifts coffee maker Apang Swang Lok Manch will launch ‘Thal-Khadkao’ Andolan to protest ‘false’ promises of Cong govt. P2 In a city with many restaurants, it is a Herculean job to get into the membership clubs. P3 With Friendship Day just gone by, social media was flooded with TV actors posting emotional messages. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.17 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.50 AM City begins to prepare GIS-based Master Plan Residents will get e-CLU approval for their land soon Rachna Khaira Tribune news Service Jalandhar, August 8 People of the state will soon be able to get deemed e-CLU approval of their land with the digitisation and webbased application of the Jalandhar master plan. A team, headed by K Surjit Singh, former Chief Town Planner, Haryana, and Secretary General from the Institute for Spatial Planning and Environment Research (ISPER), Panchkula, on Wednesday met MC officials. Formulation of GIS-based master plans for 500 Cities under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme is one of the important reforms, which has been approved as a 100 per cent centrally funded sub-scheme with a budget outlay of Rs 515.00 crore. The aim behind the project is to develop common digital geo-referenced base maps and land use maps using the Geographical Information System (GIS) and Master Plan Formulation for 500 cities that are selected as AMRUT cities. The project The aim behind the project is to develop common digital geo-referenced base maps and land use maps using the Geographical Information System and Master Plan Formulation for 500 cities that are selected as AMRUT cities. What is Amrut? The Central Government launched the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in 2015 as a centrally Sponsored Scheme with the objectives to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection, (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and wellmaintained open spaces (i.e. parks); and (iii) reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorised transport (i.e. walking and cycling). Ashwini Chaudhary, Superintending Engineer, B&R, said the team would digitise the GIS-based city master plan which would be linked with the national portal. The project was conceptualised for the data integration at the national level. “The most crucial aspect of the project is that the master plan of all cities would be designed on common parameters. These will include solid waste management, sewerage and water supply services, road geometrics, development of slum areas and housing-for- all scheme,” Chaudhary said. He said initially, the team would be provided satellite imagery of all parameters sought by ISPER. Later, the company would conduct an on-the-ground survey and only after that would prepare a proposal for the digitised master plan. “Once the government approve the plan, it will be uploaded and linked to the national database of master plans proposed for over 500 cities (having a population of over 1 lakh),” he said. The new plan will include details pertaining to the occupational classification of people, housing data, Industrial aspects of the city, land use, availability of drinking water, power health and educational services. It will also include details of sanitation and solid waste. At present, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Poverty Alleviation has asked 500 cities to digitise their master plan. From the state, over 15 cities having a population of over 1 lakh were asked to digitise their master plan. The base maps will be prepared with a very high resolution satellite (VHRS) images and the GIS technology which will also provide an option to update the data base with time. At present, all existing master plans are made for a 20year period, in phases of five years for periodic review and revision. The most crucial information for formulation of the Master Plan is an accurate and updated base map of the planning area, showing roads and building layouts, spatial extent of development and information on the use of each parcel of land etc. Officials inspect jail, schools Two arrested with heroin 11 teachers found absent from classes at Mahilpur school Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, August 8 The Deputy Commissioner, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, the SSP the , ADC and judicial officials conducted checks at a jail, a juvenile home and various schools in the district on Wednesday. Hoshiarpur Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia, Additional District and Sessions Judge Priya Sood and SSP J Elanchezhian visited the Central Jail where they listened to grievances of prisoners. They also reviewed the security and other arrangements. The Deputy Commissioner directed the Jail Superintendent to ensure that no prisoner would face any difficulty and there should not be any defi- Officials during a visit to the Central Jail in Hoshiarpur on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ciency in the security. Later, they reviewed programmes for the rehabilitation of the inmates. They also examined the prison’s kitchen and checked the food quality. The DC directed the officials to provide proper healthcare to women prisoners in the jail. Gautam Jain, IAS (under training), Jail Superintendent Gurpal Singh Saroa, and other officials were among those others present. A surprise check of a juvenile home was also conducted by ADC Anupam Kaler and CJMcum-Secretary District Legal Service Authority Sucheta Ashish Dev. They met inmates of the home and listened to their problems. They also inspected the kitchen and food served to the juveniles. Juvenile home superintendent Naresh Kumar said they were directed to ensure that continued on page 2 Phagwara, August 8 Two Goraya residents identified as Raj Kumar, alias Raja, and Manpreet Singh, alias Manna, have been arrested by a special task force (STF), headed by SP Rajinder Singh Sohal, on Wednesday with heroin and arms. The STF have recovered 290 gm of heroin, a countrymade pistol, eight live cartridges and Rs 2.05 lakh in cash from them. Sohal said their Tata Safari vehicle (bearing registration No. PB-08CY-0787) had also been impounded. Sohal said the accused had confessed that they usually buy heroin at a cheaper rate from a Nigerian in New Delhi and sell the same at Rs 2,800 per gm in various markets of the state. Imposter gets clemency from DC Used to order food free of cost from eateries allegedly for his ailing wife Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 8 He used to call various restaurants frequently in the city just to order butter chicken and four chapatis (free of cost). He used to introduce himself as Anant Kumar, private assistant to Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma, and say that the food has been ordered for the DC’s children. Also, he once called a citybased doctor by impersonating first as the PA and then as the DC and took Rs 7,000 from him on the pretext of getting dialysis done for an employee’s wife posted in the DC office. The accused, identified as Tarunjit Singh, was caught on Wednesday by a CIA team, The accused in police custody in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH headed by Inspector Ajay Singh, but Sharma refused to lodge a complaint against him. While informing this to The Tribune, District Public Relations Officer Manvinder Singh said the DC took a humanitarian view in the matter as the accused’s wife was suffering from acute renal failure and had to undergo dialysis twice a week. “The couple is unable to pay the school fee of their 13-yearold daughter studying in Class VIII at a government-aided school. The accused while posing as the PA to the Deputy Commissioner had only ordered food for his family and once took money from a doctor to pay the school fees for his daughter,” he said. When asked, the accused informed the police that he had ordered ‘high-protein’ butter chicken for his wife, who is suffering from kidney failure. The accused said though he had worked as public relations officer (PRO) with many hospitals, he had to leave his job a few years ago after his wife contracted a kidney disease. “She is weak and cannot be left alone. I had to leave my job and have no means to earn a living. I had no other options but to pose as some official to order free food for my family,” Tarunjit said. The DPRO said efforts were on to rehabilitate the accused’s family, which was passing through a financial crunch. c m y b SUICIDE BID BY STUDENT Cong MLA visits victim at hospital Jalandhar, August 8 MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal, MLA and the chairman of the Congress SC wing, on Wednesday, visited the boy who tried to commit suicide after being allegedly beaten up by a teacher of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Defence Colony, here on August 3. The boy had tried to commit suicide by jumping from the third floor of his house and sustained multiple injuries. The MLA said he had given assurance to his family that they would be helped in every possible way. “I met the parents of the victim. The boy is upset over the fact that he will not be able to play,” Chabewal said. The mother of the victim, in her complaint lodged with the police, said the boy was made to drink urine by some fellow students, after which he had approached the teacher but she had beaten him up. On Tuesday, the Punjab State SC Commission member, along with the police, had also visited the boy. “The bottle has been sent to a forensic lab and after probe, action will be taken accordingly,” the police said. The police have registered cases under Sections 323 of the IPC and 3 (1) of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, against the teacher. — TNS MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal interacts with the kin of the victim at a hospital in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Five bikers challaned for creating noise pollution Jalandhar, August 8 To check noise pollution caused by motorcycles using cracker sound emitting silencers and pressure horns, a joint team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and the traffic police continued its special drive by challaning five such violators. The team, headed by junior environmental engineer (JEE), PPCB, Varun Kumar, and Assistant Sub-inspector Harpreet Singh checked 17 Royal Enfield motorcycles at the Kapurthala chowk. During the drive, the team issued challans to five persons for the violation of the noise pollution norms. They would also be issued show-cause notices under the Air Act, 1981. The team members also made the owners of light vehicles aware about rules and regulations regarding noise pollution. — TNS
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