26LT01A.qxd 5/25/2014 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b monday | may 26 | 2014 | ludhiana LUDHIANA TRIBUNE VIOLATIONS: TRAFFIC POLICE ADOPT Þ PAGE 2 NOVEL WAYS REPORTERS’ DIARY: CITY HIGH ON FASHION QUOTIENT Þ PAGE 3 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY HOCKEY FESTIVAL: KILA RAIPUR CLUB SCRIPT WIN Þ PAGE 4 1 killed, 3 hurt as bus rams into railing 41.0°MAXIMUM 23.0°MINIMUM Woman ends life Tribune News Service been registered. Ludhiana, May 25 A 30-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping from the roof of her brother's house at Dugri village. The deceased was identified as Meenu. She is survived by her two children. Following a dispute, she had parted ways with her husband. She asked for sleeping pills, but when her brother refused to give her the same, she jumped off the roof. She was rushed to the hospital where she was declared brought dead. Woman booked Mohit Khanna Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 A Haryana resident died while three others suffered injuries, one critically, when an overspeeding private bus lost control and went on to hit a railing at the elevated road near BL Kapur Hospital today. Thirty-six passengers escaped unhurt. Om While taking a turn from BL Kapur Hospital, the bus collided with the railing. The impact of the collision was such that the safety grills installed on the side of the road fell off Parkash, SHO, Daresi police station, said the injured were rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMC&H). "The deceased was identified as Shagun, a resident of Fatehabad, Haryana, while the condition of Mukesh from Ratiya is stated to be critical. Two brothers Amandeep and Sandeep from Fatehabad, Haryana, are undergoing treatment," said the SHO. "We do not know the names and details of the other passengers who were hurt in the accident. Some 3 youths attack trader, take away SUV A policeman inspects the accident site at the elevated road in Ludhiana; and (right) blood splattered on the engine cover of the bus. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN of the them left for their respective destinations. Police officials drove the bus to the police station. We will register a case against the bus driver and the conductor. The duo have not yet arrived at the police sta- tion. Action will be taken against the two," the SHO stated. The incident took place around 4.30 pm when the private bus heading from Jalandhar to Patiala was passing the elevated road. MULTI-STOREYED PARKING LOT TO BE AUCTIONED TODAY Admn to try its fortune Anupam Bhagria Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 The multi-storeyed parking complex at Mini-Secretariat will be auctioned tomorrow. Bhupinder Singh, Assistant Commissioner (General), said: "Bids were invited last week. Six bidders had come forward, but they were not ready to shell out more than Rs 64 lakh (the reserve price of the parking lot)." He said the contract of the contractor concerned had expired on March 31 and that there was nobody to look after the multistoreyed parking complex. "We could not auction the complex earlier as the election code was in force. If we do not receive a good response tomorrow, we will seek help from officials of the district administration to run the parking lot." Ajay Sood, SDM (East), Ludhiana, said, "A few days ago, Deputy Commissioner Continued on 2 While taking a turn from BL Kapur Hospital, the bus collided with the railing. The impact of the collision was such that the safety grills installed on the side of the road fell off. The windshield of the Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 The City Bus Service is costing the cash-starved Municipal Corporation Rs 2 lakh every day. Although the operation and maintenance of buses are being taken care of by a private company, the civic body is shelling out Rs 38.90 per kilometre. The MC is also spending Rs 8 per kilometre on hiring staff and conductors. Till the time, the MC was running the show, it generated more than Rs 4.5 crore in a year, but when the services were outsourced, the MC started suffering losses. An official said the project was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on December 17, 2011, at a cost of Rs 65 crore. A major chunk was given by the Government of India (50 per cent) while the Government of Punjab provided 20 per cent of the share and the MC was asked to pay the BETTER LUDHIANA ROAD OR DEATHTRAP? Accidents involving passenger buses have led to three deaths in the past one week. P4 In a carjacking incident, three armed youths travelling on a motorcycle assaulted a businessman and fled with his sports utility vehicle (SUV) on Friday night. Narrating the incident, Saurav Sehgal, a resident of Sector 32, said he visited the fuel station located at Chandigarh Road for refilling fuel in his Renault Duster (SUV) on the night of May 23. While he was giving money to an employee at the fuel station, three persons came and pulled him out of the vehicle. One of them drove away the vehicle. The other two fled on the motorcycle. A case has 3 booked for fraud The police has booked three persons for buying a new sports utility vehicle (SUV) by exchanging a stolen SUV. The accused have been identified as Paramjit Singh, Amarjit Sharma and Jagtar Singh of Bernala. The case has been registered on the complaint of Indermohan Singh, an official of Dada Motors located near Dholewal Chowk. Gurmeet Singh, SHO, Focal Point, said the the trio had prepared fake documents to purchase the new SUV. Indemohan Singh stated that the accused had transferred a Tata Safari (PB-30-D- 1055) in the name of one Darshan Singh from the District Transport Office (DTO) in Moga. The broom only swept expectations of voters: Ayali Minna Zutshi Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 Voters from the rural segments of the Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency are repenting for having voted for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislator Manpreet Singh Ayali, who trailed behind both the Congress and the AAP in the Lok City Bus Service a parasite on MC Shivani Bhakoo bus was also broken. Those, who were injured, were sitting next to the driver. They were rescued by commuters and fellow passengers. A number of accidents have taken place on the curve at the elevated road near BL Kapur Hospital in the past. Recently, the administration and social activists installed safety grills on the road to avoid accidents. Prima facie it appears that the bus skid off the road and hit the divider while taking a turn. A week after an elderly woman was robbed of her gold jewellery, the police registered a case of snatching against a woman yesterday. Kamlesh Gupta, a resident of Housing Board Colony, told the police that on May 19, a woman entered her house and overpowered her. The woman fled after snatching Kamlesh's earrings, a ring and a chain. 75 BUSES ON ROAD At present, 75 buses are plying on city roads. As per the project, there should have been 200 buses. As many as 32,000 residents travel by the buses every day. The routes which are in profit include Green City to Metro via the bus stand, Bharat Nagar, Railway Station and Clock Tower. The less busy routes are Chandigarh Road, Ferozepur Road and Haibowal. MC CHIEF SPEAKS MC Commissioner Shruti Singh said the City Bus Service was suffering losses. By adding more buses to the fleet, the problem could be solved. remaining 30 per cent. It is yet to pay Rs 11 crore. "After nine years, the buses will be handed over to the company, which is quite Continued on 4 c m y b Sabha elections, said this while talking to The Tribune today. The AAP wave may have swept Punjab, but it i?s a temporary phase. "The wave is already waning," claimed Ayali. “The people (who voted for the AAP) were now realising their mistake,” he added. Ayali admitted that the VOTE POLITICS Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislator Manpreet Singh Ayali said the votes garnered by the AAP did not reflect any change in the political dynamics Akali Dal vote share had shrivelled in all three rural Assembly con- stituencies in Ludhiana, including Dakha. The AAP is on number one position in the rural Assembly segments. In the Dakha Assembly constituency, the AAP secured 46,518 votes, followed by the SAD that got 40,736 votes. In Jagraon, the AAP secured 62,359 votes while the Akali Dal got 26,303 votes. In the Gill Assembly segment, the Akali Dal has been relegated to the third position. Claiming that the votes garnered by the AAP do not reflect any change in the political dynamics, Ayali said the SAD leaders and workers in Ludhiana would work harder to reach out to the people. “We will perform better (in poll) in future," he added.
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