31032019-JTR-01.qxd 3/31/2019 1:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE MC CHIEF, STUDENTS LAUNCH CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN PAGE 2 MC Commissioner Diparva Lakra, other officials and students launch cleanliness drive at Burlton Park. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF YOUTH HELD WITH NARCOTICS Mahilpur: The police have nabbed a youth with 20 narcotics injections. According to information, a team from the Mahilpur police station, during patrolling stopped a youth coming on foot near the local Civil Hospital. Twenty narcotics injections were recovered from him during the search from an envelope he was holding in his hand. The accused was identified as Bahadur Singh, a resident of Mahilpur. A case has been lodged against him under Sections 22-61-85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. OC WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR MARATHON: Deputy Commissioner Varinder K Sharma and Commissioner of Police GS Bhullar to flag off marathon on voter awareness; Guru Gobind Singh Stadium; 6 am SPLITSVILLE FOR PRIYANKA CHOPRA, NICK JONAS? PAGE 3 Priyanka and Nick Jonas are not having a good time and the couple is headed for a divorce, claims a magazine. MAX 33°C | MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 15°C Day after, installation work of rumble strips, blinkers expedited PAP FLYOVER Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service PAP-ROB flyover lane will not be closed, instead a 25-m ramp would be constructed before the merging point.” The site engineer of the construction company on the condition of anonymity said as per the guidelines of the District Commissioner, the ramp would be erected on the service road, that would help in managing the traffic flow reaching the merging-point. Also, the road on the ROB side would be widened to equip the vehicular rush impending from the flyover Four overcrowded, accident-prone roads go one-way Avneet Kaur Newly put up barricades at Bhagat Singh Chowk road in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO KFC towards the Model Town market has been prohibited), entry from Bhagat Singh Chowk road towards Phagwara Gate market is restricted, on Damoria Flyover, vehicles coming from Qazi Mandi road are prohibited to take a right turn and entry of four SUNDAY | 31 MARCH 2019 | JALANDHAR Elderly woman murdered Our Correspondent ENMITY MIGHT BE REASON BEHIND CRIME: COP Phagwara, March 30 An elderly woman, Satnam Kaur (58), mother of Canadabased NRI Manmohan Singh, was reportedly murdered by some unknown persons at her residence in the local Adarsh Nagar locality late last night. Superintendent of Police (SP), Phagwara, Mandeep Singh, who rushed to the spot after receiving the news of the murder, said here today that the deceased was living alone on the ground floor of her house for the past several years after the death of her husband Baldev Singh while her son Manmohan was residing in Canada along with her family. The SP said the deceased CCTV cameras were being scanned to investigate the matter while dog and finger print experts had also been summoned. Surprisingly, not even a single article was found missing, said the SP, who suspected that enmity might be the reason behind the murder. had given her first floor on rent to Ram Saran (84), who was residing in room, Satnam Kaur, one and a schoolthe victim teacher, Sandeep Kumar. Sandeep, who usually have morning tea with the deceased, noticed the absence of the woman and went to her room where she was found strangled. A dupatta was found wrapped around her neck. Singh said the police had registered a case under Section 302, IPC, and kept her body in the local Civil Hospital mortuary after the autopsy. He said her son was being informed. CCTV cameras were being scanned to investigate the matter while dog and finger print experts had also been summoned. Surprisingly, not even a single article was found missing, said the SP , who suspected that personal enmity might be the reason behind the murder. Installation of rumble strips, blinkers and cat’s eyes in progress at the PAP flyover in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH lane and service road, he said. ADCP (traffic) Ashwini Kumar also visited the PAP flyover today and got removed cemented blocks from the Bhoor Mandi road, he said, adding that the engineers told him that after the installation of speed-breakers, the flyover would be opened within two-three days. The NHAI also quoted during the inauguration that the construction of flyover at Rama Mandi Chowk, along with the entire structure work, would be completed by June this year. Justice Zora yet to campaign Completion of flyover to check traffic woes AAP announced his candidature from city six days ago Once the PAP flyover gets functional, jams at PAP Chowk would be a thing of the past as around 70-80 per cent of traffic would use the flyover to reach Amritsar and Jammu. The project would give major respite to commuters travelling from Delhi to Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Pathankot and Jammu via Jalandhar. Deepkamal Kaur New plan to end traffic congestion in city Jalandhar, March 30 To reduce traffic congestion and regular jams on city roads, the Jalandhar traffic police have come up with a new plan of ‘one-way traffic’ on as many as four overcrowded and accidentprone roads. No Entry boards and barricades have been installed. Traffic police personnel have been deployed at these spots to give indication to commuters to not to enter these zones from opposite sides. The four roads that have been made ‘one way’ includes Model Town road, near KFC (the entry from the PAGE 4 Elnaaz and her character Zoya in Sacred Games have a common thing — strong ladies with a vulnerable story. SUNSET SUNDAY 6:38 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:11 AM Engineering faults lead to 3 mishaps on opening day Jalandhar March 30 Owing to engineering defects that led to three accidents on PAP flyover on the day of its opening, site engineers today expedited the installation of rumble strips, blinkers and cat’s eyes on the PAP-ROB flyover. After years of wait, it is still difficult to say when the PAP flyover would be declared completely open for the smooth flow of traffic. Though the 900-m long flyover that was hanging fire for the past 10 years was opened on Friday, the absence of desired safety measures led to three accidents within hours of its inauguration. The left approach road remained halted today as well due to safety concerns of commuters. The engineers said: “It was uncertain to state that when the road would be opened again. Besides, against the National Highway Authority of India’s suggestion, the service road connecting the IT HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY JOURNEY FOR ELNAAZ and three-wheelers have been blocked on the road from the flyover towards Mai Hiran Gate. Talking to The Tribune, traffic officials said: “To reduce the traffic flow and prevent accidents at these spots, the roads have been made one-way. The traffic police personnel have been deployed to keep a close tab on violators.” This step had been taken as the traffic police had received a number of complaints in the past that due to no management or traffic signals at these spots, people drive recklessly and as the road was two-way it often eats up all space leading to traffic jams, they added. The officials said: “The traffic wing was also planning to come up with more plans to improve the traffic flow. We will soon restrict U-turns on many roads and are working to get all those traffic signals lying dysfunctional to be operated soon. Strict action against drunken and underage driving would be taken.” Meanwhile, the order of restricting the traffic flow on the Model Town road c m y b has come as a big relief to commuters. Meenakshi Raj, a commuter, said: “As the Model Town road leads to four ways, people usually get stuck in between as the traffic flow was permitted from both sides. This plan will give relief to the commuters as they do not have to face traffic any longer.” Another commuter Harmanjot said: “Along with making roads one-way, the traffic police should also restrict moving of heavy vehicles on congested roads, especially markets. As the road to the Nakodar chowk from Ravidas Chowk receives heavy traffic and long queues of vehicles could be seen on a regular basis, the traffic police should come up a plan to cope that too,” he said. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 30 Pitted from a weak terrain of the party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from the Jalandhar LS seat Justice Zora Singh (retd) has still not arrived here to start his campaign even six days since his name got announced. Declared as the candidate on Sunday, he was scheduled to kick off his campaign on Wednesday but he has not arrived so far, giving rise to all kinds of speculations. Since there is hardly any cadre left in the party after seven of its nine MLA candidates have left AAP , the candidate is said to be worried on how he will run his campaign and organise events. Jalandhar, aweak terrain for AAP Justice Zora Singh is facing a Herculean task to raise the cadre from scratch again. The old cadre has become so disillusioned since the party’s debacle in 2017 poll in Jalandhar that they are no longer interested in returning to the party fold. The party had finished third on eight of the nine seats. There has been hardly any activity of the party since the past two years. The leaders from the rival party have started taking jibes at the AAP leadership saying that perhaps their candidate is not interested or is so scared that he does not even want to step into the battlefield sensing a defeat already. Punjab Ekta Party leader Sukhpal Khaira has said: “AAP is in name only, especially in Jalandhar. The party does not have any base here. Who will he arrange any meeting with?” Being an outsider, he also does not have many contacts of his own. Justice Zora Singh, who hails from Mohali, had earlier announced that he would be here on Wednesday. Ever since, he has been postponing his visit by a day or two. Now, his son Harmanjit Singh says: “We will be coming to Jalandhar tomorrow evening.” AAP Doaba zone president Sanjiv Sharma maintained that the campaign in Jalandhar had got late by a week. “I was not available here to receive the candidate and engage him with party workers. I told him to come by weekend when we can arrange for a good meeting to start with.” With both Opposition parties – Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Continued on page 2
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