25062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/25/2018 1:10 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 25 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Garbage woes Of crazy fans, cool players Guess who? Uncovered garbage-laden vehicles driven by MC workers have been troubling commuters in the city. P2 Soccer doesn’t just mean adrenaline rush. It means all things style. P3 Vivek Dahiya has seen amazing transformation into Shiva. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 40°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C MIN 31°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.36 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.25 AM Report, list only after today’s MC meet: Mayor ILLEGAL BUILDINGS Councillor who raised issue in Saturday meeting says will take it up in House meet Primary agenda Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 24 The issue of illegal colonies raised by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu seems to rock the MC House meeting on Monday with various councillors having raised the issue in a meeting held with the Mayor on Saturday. Sources in the MC said a slew of posh buildings in Model Town, including restaurants, bars and other commercial buildings, which had been constructed in violation of the norms, might face demolition in the coming days. However, until then, the pressure on the Mayor to make both list of 93 buildings public and to start razing of illegal structures in the city is building up. While Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has given the Mayor 15-days’ time to initiate proceedings against illegal buildings in the city and get the MC House in order, Congress councillor Aruna The MC office in Jalandhar. FILE PHOTO Arora on Saturday asked the Mayor to make public the list of 93 illegal buildings, which had been released by the minister. Ward No. 22 councillor Prabhdayal Bhagat also raised the issue of lack of action against an illegal commercial building falling in his ward in Garha regarding which he had raised objections over two months ago with the Mayor. While he objected Primary agenda included in the meeting will be a proposal for the recruitment of about 200 safai sewaks in the Jalandhar MC, confirmation of land for a slaughterhouse at Gadaipur village, construction of footbridges across the city among a host of previously proposed development projects. One of the most controversial agendas included for the meeting is the purchase of an 8 to 10 acre land at Wariana for the setting up of a factory to recycle the city’s garbage, objections to which had been raised by opposition councillor Lakhbir Singh Bajwa. to the lack of action against the illegal building, he had also sparred verbally with a building inspector inside the office of the Mayor when the issue was first raised. Meanwhile, councillor Aruna Arora also said she would take up the issue in the MC House meeting if the list was not released by the Mayor by Monday. Arora is the councillor of Ward No. 27, which itself has a grey area with a booming property and an illegal building stretch, with many of the proposed illegal structures in her ward. She said: “After the initial action following the minister’s visit to the city, there have been no demolitions. It’s now the Mayor’s prerogative to do something about it. We know there is a list of 350 illegal buildings. The minister’s imminent drive Cool comfort was aimed at 93 buildings. At least the list of the 93 illegal buildings should be provided so that the erring builders are out in the open. Whether the issue is an agenda or not, we will also raise it in the House if the councillor fails to provide us the list by Monday.” When asked whether she had a list of illegal buildings in her own ward, the councillor said: “So far I have not received any such complaint within my ward.” The Mayor, however said, the future demolitions would not start till a signal was received from Sidhu. “I can’t stop anyone from raising the issue but the list on illegal buildings as well as my report will only be released after I have made the requisite visits myself. This will only happen after the meeting on Monday. It’s unlikely we will release the list tomorrow. As far as the demolitions are concerned, these will also take place after the report is shared with the minister and based on his further go-ahead.” Primary agenda included in the meeting will be a proposal for the recruitment of about 200 safai sewaks in the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation Jalandhar, the confirmation of land for a slaughterhouse at Gadaipur village, construction of footbridges across the city among a host of previously proposed development projects. One of the most controversial agendas included for the meeting is the purchase of an 8 to 10 acre land at Wariana for the setting up of a factory to recycle the city’s garbage, objections to which had been raised by opposition councillor Lakhbir Singh Bajwa. Bajwa had demanded the project be stationed at Jamsher, where a land has already been bought for the purpose. He had skipped the previous MC meet over the issue. PWD begins drive to beautify roads TANDARUST PUNJAB Tribune News Service Children jump into the water of Bist-Doab canal to beat the heat during a hot Sunday afternoon in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, June 24 To ensure proper cleanliness and beautification around roads, the Public Works Department (PWD) has started a cleanliness fortnight under the ‘Tandarust Punjab’ mission. Executive Engineer (XEN) of the construction division I Balvir Singh said under the campaign, both sides along the roads would be cleared off unwanted weeds and shrubs. He said the roads would be spruced up to ensure better mobility for commuters. Balvir said the drive would ensure cleaning and beautification of about 50 km of road, falling under the jurisdiction of the division. The XEN said the prominent roads to be cleared under the campaign would include BangaPhillaur, Phagwara-Dosanjh and Parjian roads, beside others. The roads were being spruced up to ensure that people do not face any problem while commuting. Balvir said the department was committed to ensure a clean, green and pollutionfree environment in the district for which the campaign would play a pivotal role. Stinking pond turns into beautiful park in Alipur village Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 24 Around two months ago, 5,000sq ft land in Alipur village, near here, was a major source of stink in its vicinity. Now, this pond has transformed into a beautiful park by utilising the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and panchayat funds. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma had asked officers to ensure holistic development of villages by building parks on vacant government/village land. The DC directed the block develop- ment and panchayat officers (BDPOs) to develop such parks in villages under their jurisdiction. ~4.87 lakh spent on park, says ADC Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Amrit Singh said a total of Rs 4.87 lakh had been spent on the park from MNREGA funds whereas Rs 1.50 lakh was used from the panchayat funds to develop the park. Amrit Singh said: “The park has everything. It has a well-built pathway for pedestrians, around 100 plants, including Ashoka and other 12 rehris removed from busy Model Town market The newly-built park in Alipur village near Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH traditional varieties of trees, besides rose shrubs to add to its beauty. The ADC said grass trans- c m y b ported from Ludhiana had been planted in the park. It also had benches for visitors. BDPO Mahesh Kumar, who played a key role in completing the project, said the park had been completed in a record time of around oneand-a-half month. Sarpanch of the village Usha Rani said the pond was creating a major nuisance in the village as its contaminated water used to enter houses of residents during the rainy season. It was also a breeding ground for mosquitoes. She said the decision to construct the park, with the help of the state government, was taken as there was no park in the village. Handcarts and rehris lead to traffic chaos and obstruct the movement of pedestrians in the busy Model Town market. FILE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 24 The police have removed around 12 rehris from the Model Town market here. Owing to the problems occurring while managing the traffic, the Division 6 police have acted strictly against the rehris and kiosks on pavements. Handcarts and rehris not only lead to traffic chaos, but also cause problems in the smooth movement of pedestrians in the busy market of the city. These rehris were plying in busy areas such as Nikku Park, Bread Market road, Masand Chowk, Chunmun Mall, Goal Market and Meena Bazaar hence, blocking many paths. Once a handcart sell- ing snacks, vegetables or fruits enters the narrow alleys of the city, it becomes almost impossible for a motorist to negotiate his or her way through the lane, said commuters. The police said such actions would continue in future also. The police also received complaints from some of the shopkeepers that miscreants by using such rehris keep an eye on their shops. Hence, the police, led by Division Officer-in-charge Omkar Singh Brar, removed several vendors from the market. He also urged the vendors to not to put rehris illegally in the area otherwise strict action would be taken against them. Continued on page 2 Restaurants, bars raided Jalandhar, June 24 The city police raided restaurants and bars in the city on Saturday night. Various bars running in the Model Town, one of the posh areas of the city, were raided. The police also filed a case against the owner of one of the restaurants who did not have a bar license and were serving beer to youngsters. The SHO, Police Division 6, said a case under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC and 681-14 of Excise Act has been registered against the accused. — TNS
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