21052022-LT-01.qxd 21-05-2022 00:24 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE DOCS, PROGRAMME OFFICERS TO ATTEND OPD AT DIST HOSPITALS All senior docs & programme officers, who do administrative work, will attend OPD at dist hospitals from 8 am to 11 am. FORECAST RAIN PAGE 2 BADSHAH, AYUSHMANN TO APPEAR ON DANCE DEEWANE JUNIORS PAGE 3 Ayushmann Khurrana and rapper Badshah will grace the stage of Colors’ Dance Deewane Juniors this weekend. MAX 40°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:18 PM Illegal sewerage connections of 37 dyeing units snapped ROCKETRY: THE NAMBI EFFECT RECEIVES STANDING OVATION R Madhavan’s directorial debut is India’s official selection for its world premiere at the 75th edition of Cannes Film Festival. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:27 AM SATURDAY | 21 MAY 2022 | LUDHIANA MLA raids MC’s multi-level parking, catches staff overcharging visitors They were charging ~80, instead of ~20, for car parking: Pappi Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 20 The Municipal Corporation on Friday disconnected illegal connections of 37 dyeing units in the Focal Point and Kakka Road areas for dumping their untreated waste into the civic body’s sewerage lines. The action came just a day after Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shena Aggarwal directed the officials to check the violations. In a meeting of the Rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah Project, the PPCB had informed that all three common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) had been made functional. Executive Engineer, MC, Ranbir Singh said the dyeing unit owners had given a false statement before the Punjab Pollution Control Board and MC that they have got their connections linked with CETPs and they are not releasing waste into the MC’s sewerage system. “When we checked, we found that illegal connec- ACTION TAKEN AGAINST ILLEGAL FISH MARKET ■ The Municipal Corporation’s Health Branch and Tehbazari team on Friday took action against an unauthorised fish market at Shivpuri, near Buddha Nullah. An official of the Health Branch, Ashwani Sahota, said the waste from the fish market was being dumped into the Buddha Nullah. “Earlier also, we had issued challans to violators. We took action against the fisht market today,” Sahota added. MC staff disconnect an illegal sewerage connection of a dyeing unit in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO tions of these units were still linked with the MC’s sewerage lines,” he said. Ranbir Singh said the MC’s team disconnected a 24-inch CETP line that was illegally connected with the civic body sewer line. Connections of around 30 dyeing units were linked with the illegal connection, he said. Superintending Engineer, Rajinder Singh said, “We have disconnected connections of seven units as they were not MC consumers. The connections of GNC Dyeing, Shiva Dyeing, Sachi Processer, Shivam Dyeing, Sailopal Dyeing, Rosy Dyeing and Versatile Dyeing at Focal point have been disconnected.” c m y b Ludhiana, May 20 Ashok Parashar Pappi, AAP MLA from Ludhiana Central, conducted a surprise checking at the MC’s multilevel parking lot near Mata Rani Chowk and caught the parking contractor’s staff overcharging visitors. The role of MC officials is also under scanner as the parking lot is just a stone’s throw from the MC’s Zone A office, but the civic body officials had never paid any attention to check the violations. The private parking contractor is said to be a close aide of some politicians. Parashar said visitors were being charged Rs 80 for parking a car against the prescribed parking fee of Rs 20 at the parking lot. He also found that there were no parking fee boards displayed anywhere in the parking lot. The MLA said he will raise the matter with the MC Commissioner and that the parking lot contract must be terminated. He asked the MC officials to display parking fee boards of big size with his mobile number at the entry and on every floor PAGE 4 MLA Ashok Parashar Pappi conducts checking at the MC’s multi-level parking lot near Mata Rani Chowk in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO of the parking lot building. Talking to The Tribune, MLA Parashar said, “I had sent a person at the parking lot. The parking staff then demanded Rs 80 from him against the fixed price of Rs 20 for car parking. I have asked the MC officials to take the required action against the contractor. Nobody will be allowed overcharging from the visitors.” The MLA also went live on his Facebook page when he was checking the parking lot. Meanwhile, AAP Punjab spokesperson, Ahbaab Singh Grewal said the AAP government is committed to providing a corruption-free environment. “Our government will make sure that the parking mafia is eliminated from the city. I will also take up the matter before the state government,” he said. MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal said they will take strict action against violations at the multi-level parking lot. F&CC approves only emergency works Ludhiana, May 20 The MC’s Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) approved the resolutions of only emergency works during a meeting held at the Mayor’s camp office on Friday evening. However, the F&CC kept the resolutions related to estimates and work orders of new road projects, installation of interlocking tiles, etc, on hold. The meeting was headed by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal, Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra and Deputy Mayor Sarbjit Kaur were present during the meeting. Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra said the state government has written a letter to the MC to work according to its budget. “The government has recommended not to pass the project estimates of more amount than the budget sanctioned,” he said. Malhotra said the resolutions of emergency works like installation of new water tube-wells in place of failed tube-wells, extension of job period of contractual employees and works under Central Government schemes were approved by the panel. MC officials concerned have been asked to prepare a list of prioritised development works. — TNS
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