26092018-JTR-01.qxd 9/26/2018 1:03 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 26 SEPTEMBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Rain wreaks havoc In for love Romantic at heart Some villages of Phagwara submerged due to release of extra water from Bhakhra dam. P2 Celebs find newer and more ingenious ways of popping the big question. P3 Tejasswi Prakash is seen playing the lead role of princess Uruvi in Star Plus’ show Karn Sangini. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 31.7°C MIN 21.1°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.20 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.19 AM Mark of honour Remain vigilant for another 48 hrs, officials told President Ram Nath Kovind presents the Arjuna Award to hockey player Manpreet Singh, a resident of Jalandhar, during the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at the Rashtrapti Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MUKESH AGGARWAL Jalandhar, September 25 Though the weather conditions in the district have improved considerably, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma has asked officials to remain vigilant for another 48 hours to tackle any sort of emergency due to the enhanced level of water in the Sutlej. The DC, who reviewed the situation in the wake of the release of water from Ropar headworks, said though weather had cleared in the district today, a vigil had to be kept in the wake of the current weather conditions in the neighbouring hill state, which was a cause of concern. Continuous rain in the hill state would enhance the level of water in rivers, which could pose danger to the district. — TNS MC HOUSE MEETING ON SEPT 28 Portable toilets, gas pipelines on agenda Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 25 The agenda has been released for the upcoming House meeting of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Jalandhar, scheduled to be held on September 28. A proposal has been given for laying gas pipelines in the city to develop the city gas distribution system. The lines will be laid by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). The areas which have been covered under the proposal start from 66-Feet Road to Urban Estate, Phase II market, to Gurudwara Sahib Urban Estate, Phase 1, reaching Bank of Maharashtra, and then continuing from the bank towards Reliance Mall, Dashmesh Nagar, reaching PAP Chowk via Defence Colony and BSF Chowk. For the laying of the gas pipeline, restoration charges, annual rent, and security deposit will be taken. There is another proposal to build portable toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Under the proposal, it is said the need for a single-seater portable toilet was there which must be installed at 10 places. Each seat will cost Rs 50,000. Besides, another plan is to install underground bins where the collected waste from wards could be thrown. In many wards, there is a place to throw the waste at secondary collection points and the problem is grave in inner areas that is why the proposal is being given. This project is already being run in cities such as Dharamsala and Panchkula. Also, with the stopping of the sweeping machine project, the proposal has been given to recruit more safai karamcharis. It has been mentioned in the agenda that after workers who were given the contract under the project stopped the work, it is getting difficult to clean main roads as for the main roads, measuring 48.5 km, around 50 safai karamcharis are required. Rohan Sehgal, councillor, Ward No. 26, has also given the proposal that the PSPCL must provide electricity for street lighting without taking any profit as it was charging the corporation at commercial rates. He said the corporation pays Rs 20 crore every year to the PSPCL, hence a resolution must be passed in the House that the PSPCL must consider them a bulk consumer. In one of the proposals made in the agenda, it is said the corporation did not have a centralised waste processing plant due to which 500 tonnes of waste are getting dumped at the single site in Wariana, which is leading to non-management of the waste, for which it has been proposed that a biomining project be installed for the Wariana dump. For biomining of one lakh cubic meter of waste, Rs 10 crore will be spent and it will help solve the problem. The House is headed by Mayor Jagdish Raja with a majority of the Congress councillors, who are 64 in number. ABSENT FROM DUTY Minister seeks action against Hoshiarpur CS Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, September 25 State Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora today called the Health Minister and Health Secretary, Punjab, seeking stern action against the Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, for being absent from the meeting called by the him. The Health Minister has asked Isha Kalia, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, to send a detailed report in this regard. On Monday, a team of the Health Department had inspected the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur, and found lids of many water tanks missing. They also found dengue larvae in a large number. Later, the local MLA and Cabinet Minister Sundar Sham Arora convened a meeting and asked the Civil Surgeon to attend the meeting. However, the latter was not in Hoshiarpur. “I have come to know that she never stays at the headquarters here and leaves for home in Banga daily. Even when called this morning, she did not appear in the meeting,” Arora said. He said when called, she said she was in Garhshanker and was conducting a checking. She was there as it’s on the way from Banga to Hoshiarpur. Continued on page 2 c m y b Woman car driver crushes 45-yr-old pedestrian to death Speeding vehicle collided with 2 two-wheelers, car before hitting victim Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 25 In a case of rash driving, a 45year-old woman was crushed to death near Jyoti Chowk, here, today. The accident occurred around 12.30 pm when a speeding car hit a woman and left others commuters injured. The deceased was identified as Ishrati Begum, a domestic help and a resident of Basti Danishmandan. She was going to the local Civil Hospital by foot. Eyewitnesses said Vimal (55), a resident of the Football Chowk area, was driving her Volkswagen car. When she reached the busy area of Plaza Chowk, she lost control over her car which first collided with an Activa scooter, then a Bullet motorcycle and a car. Aman Jain and his daughter Chetna, who were riding the scooter, received injuries, including fractures on legs. However, ASI Santokh Singh, who was riding the motorcycle, fell on the road. After the colliding with Passers-by gather at the accident spot and (below) kin of the deceased mourn her death. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Driver held for negligent driving After the incident, an angry crowd gathered around the site. However, police personnel managed to take the car driver to the police station. SHO Paramjit Singh said the accused was arrested and a case of negligent driving had been filed against her. the vehicles, the Vimal’s car hit the deceased, who died on the spot. Later, she hit a private van of a bank. The incident was captured in CCTV cameras of local shops, which confirmed that the woman was carelessly driving the vehicle. It is learnt that she was not a trained driver. After the incident, an angry crowd gathered around the site. However, police personnel from the PS Division No. 4 managed to take her to the police station. SHO Paramjit Singh said the accused was arrested and a case of negligent driving had been filed against her.
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