31072022-JTR-01.qxd 30-07-2022 23:38 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IMA, HOSHIARPUR, DEMANDS DISMISSAL OF HEALTH MINISTER PAGE 2 The IMA, Hoshiarpur, has demanded the removal of Health Minister CS Jouramajra over his ‘rude’ behaviour. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY FARMER UNIONS TO ORGANISE STATE-LEVEL MEET IN MOHALI PAGE 2 ACTOR ARJUN HINTS AT SPECIAL APPEARANCE IN KJO’S NEXT Farmer unions will hold a state-level event on August 5 in Mohali to give a major push to their demands. MAX 30°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:17 PM PAGE 4 Actor Arjun Bijlani posted pictures on Instagram with Karan Johar and hinted at special appearance in his next film. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:41 AM SUNDAY | 31 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR Rains turn roads unsafe for commuters CRUMBLING INFRA Deep potholes, worn-out stretches open invitation to accidents Avneet Kaur FIX RESPONSIBILITY The MC has spent hundreds of crores in the past few years to improve the road infrastructure in the city, but nothing has changed…. The responsibility of contractors, officials and all others involved in road works should be fixed. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 30 The recent spell of heavy rain has once again exposed the quality of work carried out by the buildings and roads (B&R) branch of the Municipal Corporation as many roads of the city and its periphery are riddled with deep potholes and broken patches, causing huge inconvenience to commuters. Be it Ladowali Road, Urban Estate Phase II (near MGN and Cambridge School), Cool Road (near flower shops), Green Model Town Road near cremation ground, Railway Road, Lamma Pind Chowk, Sodal Road, Industrial Area, Focal Point, Transport Nagar, Tagore Road near Workshop Chowk, Kapurthala Road, Wadala Road, Talhan road, or other parts of the city, almost all major roads have developed potholes. Commuters alleged the use of substandard material in the construction of the road was responsible for the early decay of the road during monsoon. They said there are countless pits on the roads, making travelling a risky affair, besides several people have been injured after falling due to the potholes on the road. “The rain has exposed the quality of work done to construct roads. Almost all roads have developed potholes and loose gravel can be seen scattered, which can result in accidents,” said Manisha Sachdeva, a resident of Urban Estate Phase II. She said the patch work which was done to fill potholes and repair broken stretches did not last even a month due to the poor quality of material being used and lack of proper supervision. “The Municipal Corporation elections are not very far, and like Assembly elections, the ❝ ❞ Mahesh, A COMMUTER ❝ The pothole-riddled stretch between Ladowali Road and DC Office Road in Jalandhar has gone from bad to worse. MALKIAT SINGH ❞ LPU student dies in road accident Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 30 Kamal Saini, a student of Lovely Professional University (LPU), was killed on the spot, while the pillion rider, Arush, sustained serious injuries when a speeding truck hit their motorcycle from the rear side near Royal Kings Resorts on the Phagwara-Jalandhar national highway on Friday night. Saini hailed from of Panipat district of Haryana. The injured, Arush, was admitted to the local Civil Roads in the Green Model Town (above) and near the railway station, too, are in a poor condition. Congress will lose these elections too, as hardly any development work has been done in its tenure,” she added. Another commuter, Mahesh, said: “The MC has spent hundreds of crores in the past few years to improve the road infrastructure in the city, but nothing has changed. The Urban Estate Phase-II Road which leads towards PPR Mall from Cambridge School is in a pathetic condition. There are a few patches on the road which are completely worn-out, and posing great threat to motorists, but the authorities concerned are least bothered”. He further said the respon- Two held for murder, dumping body in field Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 30 Two persons were arrested by the Jalandhar rural police here today for the murder of Vishal Kumar, a resident of Avtar Nagar, whose body was found dumped in a field. The accused have been identified as Manoj Verma, a resident of Avtar Nagar, and Sonu, a Bihar native currently residing at Ramdass Nagar. The murder came to the fore on July 25 when Teerath Ram, a former sarpanch of Chitti village in Lambra, complained to the police that he had spotted a body of an unidentified person in the paddy fields during the course of his morning chores on the Lallian Khurd Road. A case under Section 302 of the IPC against unidentified persons was registered at the Lambra police station, on Teerath’s statement. Jalandhar SSP Swarandeep Singh said during the investigation, the FSL team, Jalandhar, relied on fingerprints found near the body. Also by exploring CCTV footage, the family of the deceased was traced within 24 hours and his identity WILL GET WORK DONE I will ask the engineers concerned to get the roads checked in their respective areas and get the needful done. Tagore Road has been dug up for laying pipelines for a water project, and will only be constructed after the work is completed. Jagdish Raja, MAYOR sibility of contractors, officials and all others involved in such works should be fixed and the guilty must get exemplary punishment. Swati, a resident of Lamma Pind Chowk said the condition of the road, which is full of loose gravel, has become a threat to commuters, especial- cerned to get the roads checked in their respective areas and get the needful done. He said the work on Tagore Road will take time as it has been dug up for laying pipelines for a water project, and would only be constructed after the work was completed. 63 more test Covid positive Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 30 As many as 63 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar today, taking the caseload to 79,704. As many as 77,356 persons have recovered from Covid in the district, while the number of active cases stands at 402 The accused in the rural police’s custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO HOW THE CASE WAS CRACKED Jalandhar SSP Swarandeep Singh on Saturday said during the investigation, the FSL team, Jalandhar, relied on fingerprints found near the body. Also by exploring CCTV footage, the family of the deceased was traced within 24 hours and his identity was established. was established. The police also investigated all available CCTV footage for the identification of the culprits who killed Vishal on the basis of which their identities were also ascertained soon. The police said while the first accused Manoj Verma, a resident of Avtar Nagar Jalandhar was arrested from Ladowali Road, the second accused Sonu was arrested from Kapurthala Road. ly two-wheelers, besides the overflowing sewage is another problem in the area. “Water remains accumulated on the road even after it stops raining. The MC has been apprised of the issue many times, but to no avail,” she added. Mayor Jagdish Raja said he would ask the engineers con- The police said a knife and an Alto car were recovered from the duo’s possession. During investigation the accused Manoj Verma revealed that the deceased Vishal Kumar used to harass his family members, due to which, he along with associate Sonu, murdered him. The police said the duo would be presented in court to further remand them in the police custody. c m y b today. As there was no new death reported in Jalandhat. The tally of deceased remains at 1,946. Meanwhile, the Kapurthala district reported no new cases of Covid today. The total number of cases remains at 24,112. Also, no new fatality was reported in the district either. As many as 593 persons have lost their lives to the virus in the district so far. ANOTHER INJURED AS SPEEDING TRUCK HITS MOTORCYCLE Hospital. They were returning from Jalandhar side, the police said. The truck driver, however, managed to flee after hitting their bike. The police have registered a case under Sections 279, 337, 338, 427 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code against the truck driver and handed over the body of the deceased to his family members after autopsy conducted in the hospital. Man poses as cop to rob people, arrested Phagwara, July 30 The police on Friday arrested a man under Sections 379B and 171 of the Indian Penal Code on the charge of looting people in police uniform. The arrested accused was identified as Surinder Pal of Brindpur village in Kapurthala. Investigating Officer Babandeep Singh said Surinder Pal had confessed his crime and told before the police that he often committed crime in police uniform to loot the people. The police have recovered Rs 11,000, an Aadhaar card from the accused who looted CASH ‘SNATCHER’ HELD The Shahkot police have arrested a man on the charge of snatching money from a shopkeeper. On July 27, three motorcycle-borne persons barged into a grocery shop and attacked the owner with attacked with sharp-edged weapons and looted Rs 12,000 from cash box and fled. OC an Uttarakhand resident Sanjay Yadav a few days back. The police have impounded the accused’s scooter which was being used to commit the crimes. — OC
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