27092021-LT-01.qxd 9/27/2021 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE KL MEMORIAL CLUB, GURU NANAK CLUB EMERGE CHAMPS PAGE 2 KL Memorial Club and Guru Nanak Club win in the boys’ and girls’ category, respectively, of Dist Basketball C’ship. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF WOMAN HURT IN ACID ATTACK GAURAV AMLANI TALKS ABOUT HIS SHOW PUNYASHLOK AHILYABAI THEATRES IN MAHARASHTRA TO REOPEN ON OCTOBER 22 The serial has kept viewers glued to their screens as it narrates the epic life story of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET MONDAY 6: 16 PM PAGE 4 As soon as the news broke, makers started announcing theatrical release dates of their upcoming movies. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:18 AM MONDAY | 27 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Bhullar for making canal road drive safe Notices shortcomings in terms of security parameters, to start 24-hr patrolling Nikhil Bhardwaj STREET LIGHTS NON-FUNCTIONAL Tribune News Service Ludhiana: A man threw acid on a woman at Khanna in which she suffered burns on her hands. The Khanna police registered a case against Sandeep Singh. The incident occured on Sunday evening. The woman said Sandeep cornered her in the morning and threw something on her but she escaped. In the evening when she, along with her sister, was heading towards the market on a scooter, Sandeep again threw acid on her. She suffered burns on the hands and got admitted to a hospital. The police have registered a case against the suspect who is yet to be arrested. They said the complainant was yet to reveal the cause of attack. TNS PAGE 3 Ludhiana, September 26 Taking the first initiative after joining here as Police Commissioner, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar took a round of the South City Canal road and decided to immediately step up day-night patrolling on the stretch. The entire stretch witnesses a huge traffic but a minimal presence of police, putting commuters at risk. The canal road also have a few restaurants and liquor bars due to which chances of violations such as drunken driving on this road remain high. This stretch is also prone to accidents as most drivers are often seen indulging in speeding. Bhullar, along with Joint Commissioner of Police Deepak Pareek, Additional DCP Sameer Verma and the SHO of the area, visited the road and found many shortcomings in terms of security parameters. Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, who visited the road during the night, noticed more than 90 per cent street lights were non-functional. The police will talk to the national highway officials concerned to immediately make these lights functional. CCTV CAMERAS TO BE INSTALLED AT VULNERABLE POINTS Bhullar said the police would install CCTV cameras at the vulnerable points. The live feed of CCTV cameras already installed on commercial and residential buildings would be monitored to keep a watch over criminal elements. SPEED INTERCEPTOR Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, along with other officials, visits the South City canal road in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO The South City road is a developing area having residential and commercial buildings. This road connects to various city roads and even the newly constructed over- bridge. It also leads towards Ladhowal and then towards Jalandhar, said Bhullar. “Despite this road is vulnerable to crime and road mishaps, I didn’t see much The canal road had witnessed major road mishaps due to speeding in the past, and to curtail the violation, a speed interceptor would be installed on the stretch. On July 25, three of the four occupants of a car were killed when their vehicle fell into the Sidhwan Canal near Raghunath Enclave on the South City road. police presence there. Now, we have devised a security plan under which permanent police nakas would be installed on this road where police personnel armed with sophisticated weapons will be deputed. The PCR teams will be formed which will patrol the stretch for 24 hours. Cops in civvies will also patrol on the road,” said Bhullar. 72,747 administered polio drops on Day 1 Dist logs two cases Gang of snatchers busted, 2 nabbed Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 26 Two fresh cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the district today. One case was reported from a flu corner and the other from an OPD. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said there were 20 active cases of Covid in the district at present. A total of 2,48,5,660 samples had been taken, of which 2,38,6,448 samples were found negative. The number of patients related to Ludhiana was 87,536 while 11,676 patients belong to other districts/states. He said the number of persons who lost their lives due to Covid in the district included COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 24,85,660 87,536 20 2 2,101 2,101 people from Ludhiana and 1,050 from other districts. A total of 7,095 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today. The Deputy Commissioner appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols, such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently, of the Punjab Government to not only save themselves but also everyone around them. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 26 The police today busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of two of its members. They have been identified as Gurbir Singh (31) and Rahul Kumar (25), both residents of Maya Nagar. The ACP Civil Lines, Har, ish Behal, said on September 24, snatchers targeted Pardeep Kumar near the DMC hospital and snatched a mobile phone from him. The police identified two suspects during investigation. Today,, a tip-off was received that the two snatchers were roaming in the city to sell off the stolen phones. A Leaving nothing to chance A child gets polio vaccine drops in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Tribune News Service ACP (Civil Lines) Harish Behal addresses the media in Ludhiana on Sunday. naka was set up and the two suspects, who were riding a motorcycle, were arrested. The police recovered five mobile phones and three motorcycles from the gang. The police said the criminal record, if any, of the suspects was being checked. Behal said they would seek police remand of the suspects from the court. Ludhiana, September 26 Civil Surgeon Kiran Ahluwalia today launched a five-day subnational Pulse Polio drive at the Civil Hospital. The drive would continue till September 30 wherein 3,56,918 children would be administered drops in the district. According to the Health Department, medical teams visited 1,90,065 houses and administered polio drops to 72,747 children on Day 1 of the drive. A total of 8,60,274 houses are to be visited by the teams during the five-day drive. Dr Ahluwalia said the polio drops would be administered to the children of 0-5 years of age in the city and all high-risk areas by visiting door to door. The department would lay a special focus on administering the drops to the children of migrants and labourers. District Immunisation Officer Raj Kumar said, “It is important that polio drops be given to all needy children.” During these five days, camps would be set up at railway station and bus stand to cover a maximum of beneficiaries. Aggar Nagar Extension residents a harried lot Road dug up for laying water supply, sewer lines months ago yet to be reconstructed Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service The police carry out a security check in view of SAD president Sukhbir Badal's visit to Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, September 26 Months after the installation of water supply and sewer lines, the road of Aggar Nagar Extension has not been reconstructed yet. The local residents faced a lot of inconvenience due to the poor condition of the stretch during the rainy days. They have urged the authorities concerned to take steps for the reconstruction of the stretch at the earliest. A resident said the MC had dug up the road for the installation of water supply and sew- er lines around six months ago. “The work of installing pipes finished a few months ago but the road has not been reconstructed to date. The public faced a lot of problems during the rainy season. It was difficult to drive on the muddy road during the rains.” Another resident said, “It is a posh area but I don’t know why the poor condition of the stretch is being ignored. During the rains, it is difficult for us to pass through the stretch. The stretch is not even levelled, increasing the chances of mishaps. The department Roadside encroachments spell chaos Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 26 Encroachments by roadside vendors and shopkeepers have again become the cause of traffic jams in the city. Last year, the police, under the supervision of then Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal, had made more than 100 roads of the city totally encroachment-free. All encroachments by rehriwalas and shopkeepers were removed from the roads. The police had also registered hundreds of cases against the erring shopkeepers and roadside vendors. Now, most of the city roads in areas, including Haibowal, Sarabha Nagar, Chandar Nagar, Clock Tower, Books Market, Basti Jodhewal, Gurh Mandi, police division 3 chowk, Hargobind Nagar and Field Ganj, besides the Gill road, PAU road, Ferozepur road and the Civil Hospital road are wit- TOP COP’S CONCERN Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, after assuming charge recently, had expressed concern over the traffic issues and said he would definitely devise some strategy to solve this problem. nessing encroachments which hamper the traffic flow. At most of the places, the police can be seen issuing challans to traffic rules offenders instead of regulating traffic. Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, after assuming charge recently, had expressed concern over c m y b the traffic issues and said he would definitely devise some strategy to solve this problem in the industrial city. Sources said Bhullar had told the traffic police staff to pay more heed to regulate traffic than issuing challans. A senior police official, requesting anonymity, said now the police were in no mood to harass roadside vendors or shopkeepers as elections were round the corner and politicians did not want to upset voters. A road in poor shape at Aggar Nagar Extension. TRIBUNE PHOTO concerned should take immediate steps for the reconstruction of the road without any further delay.” Councillor from Ward No. 74 Pankaj Sharma (Kaka) said: “The area falls under the Municipal Corporation. Now, the road would be reconstructed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust. It was a private colony and the existing sewer line was not functioning properly. Thus, a new sewer line had to be installed in the area to resolve the sewer-related problems. A new water supply line was also installed.” The councillor said the tenders had been floated for the reconstruction of the road. Once the tendering process is completed, the road work would be started by the contractor concerned, he added. PSPCL holds ‘bijli panchayats’ Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 26 Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) organised series of ‘bijli panchayats’ (consumer grievances redressal camps) at Model Town Division, City West Division, CMC Division, Focal Point Division and Jagraon Division for the settlement of complaints and grievances of consumers on the spot. An initiative of Director (Distribution) DPS Grewal and Chief Engineers/Central Zone Bhupinder Khosla, these camps were attended by senior officials, including Sanjiv Parbhakar, Deputy Chief Engineer, City West Circle, and Jagdev Singh Hans, Deputy Chief Engineer, City East Circle. Along with consumers with their pending complains, public representatives, area councillors, representatives of trade and industrial bodies, consumer rights organisations and others were present at camps. Speaking at the ‘bijli panchayat’ in Model Town Divison, Sanjeev Parbhakar reiterated the commitment of the power utility for better customer service and to evolve a mechanism for resolving disputes of consumers with regard to power supply, billing and other supply-related issues. Interacting with consumers, Parbhakar said all pending works for qualitative improvement in power supply would be Continued on page 2
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