01082022-LT-01.qxd 8/1/2022 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE WASTE MANAGEMENT, EFFICIENT DRAINAGE SYSTEM NEED OF THE HOUR IN CITY P2 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY BIGG BOSS WINNER SHILPA SHINDE TO TAKE PART IN JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA P3 MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:21 PM Rail, vehicular traffic hit as farmers hold protest Our Correspondent Ludhiana, July 31 Hundreds of farmers, including women, today blocked vehicular traffic at the Lehra toll plaza on Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road and Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road in Mullanpur as well as some other places in the district as part of the ‘chakka jam’ and ‘rail roko’ agitation in response to a call given by the ‘Sanyukt Kisan Morcha’ (SKM) to press their pending demands which were yet to be fulfilled by the Central Government. Though trains were not stopped anywhere in Ludhiana but due to the blockade of rail tracks in Phillaur, Jalandhar and near Amritsar, rail traffic on the Ludhiana-Amritsar, Ludhiana- Farmers protest at the Lehra toll plaza on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO OVER 24 TRAINS DELAYED, 9 CANCELLED According to railway officials, four-hour rail roko agitation had thrown the rail traffic out of gear. As a result of detention of several trains at intervening stations, over 24 trains were delayed by several hours, seven trunk route trains were rescheduled for late departure from originating stations and at least nine short-run trains were cancelled. Jammu and Ludhiana-Delhi sections was disrupted with several trains that had arrived here from New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu Tawi and Ajmer had to be halted at the Ludhiana railway station for several hours. Led by Bharti Kisan Union - Ekta Ugrahan (BKU) district general secretary Sudagar Singh Ghudani, farmers and women from Pakhowal, Dehlon, Malaud and Doraha blocks squatted at the Lehra toll plaza. Braving heavy rain, the protesters blocked Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road for four hours from 11 am to 3 pm by parking their tempos, tractor-trailers and other vehicles on the highway. Addressing a gathering after paying tributes to martyr Udham Singh on his martyrdom day, BKU leader Ghudani and other speakers demanded legal guarantee for the minimum support price (MSP) of major crops, continued on page 2 SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:44 AM Bizman gets ~5L extortion call Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 31 Man posing as an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who was the mastermind behind the killing of politician-cum-Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, demanded Rs 5 lakh extortion from a city-based businessman. The police yesterday registered a case against the caller, Shinda. The complainant in the case, Ashwani Wadhwa of Krishna Nagar, a stationery businessman, said recently he got a WhatsApp call. The caller, who introduced himself as Shinda of the Bishnoi group, demanded Rs 5 lakh extortion money from him. The complainant said the caller also threatened that if the money was not paid, he would kill him. Investigating officer ASI Kamaljit Singh said a probe was already on to identify the caller and soon he would be nabbed. Waterlogging troubles commuters in city areas Sewers overflow on Panj Peer Road, Chandigarh Road, at Dhandari Khurd Tribune News Service ASHWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana, July 31 Commuters were a harried lot on inundated roads in many parts of the city as rainfall lashed here on Sunday. Waterlogging occurred on Gill Road, Hambran Road, at Haibowal, Dugri, Transport Nagar, New Kundanpuri, on Link Road and in many lowlying areas of the city. The Vehicles pass through waterlogged Gill Road in Ludhiana after rain. water also accumulated at different locations on highways, including LudhianaDelhi Road and Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana. Sewers again overflowed during the rainfall near Police Colony Chowk and c m y b Vardhman Chowk on Chandigarh Road, resulting in major waterlogging. MC’s recently installed storm water drainage system failed to avoid waterlogging on the stretch. Sewage water also accumulated in streets and a park of Sector 39. Residents at Dhandari Khurd and nearby colonies also faced issues due to overflowing sewers. continued on page 2 A MILESTONE: BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS KAJOL COMPLETES 30 YRS IN THE FILM INDUSTRYP4 MONDAY | 1 AUGUST 2022 | LUDHIANA
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