06092022-LT-01.qxd 06-09-2022 00:45 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PUBLIC PARKS IN ZONE B FOCAL POINTS IN STATE OF NEGLECT PAGE 2 Apart from dumping waste and parking vehicles, these are being used as dens for gambling and drugs. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SHOME SPOKE ON TEACHING THEATRE TO PRISONERS IN US PAGE 3 Actress Tillotama Shome, who has worked in Delhi Crime, has previously taught theatre to prisoners in the US. MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:44 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:05 AM COMMERCIALISATION OF GURDWARA ROAD WOMAN BOOKED FOR THEFT Civic body failed to take NOC from LIT, says Trust official MINOR GIRL GOES MISSING Ludhiana: A 16-year-old girl, resident of Hari Singh Nagar on Jassian Road, was reported missing since September 2. In a complaint, the father of the girl said his daughter had gone for tuition in the afternoon on September 2 and had not returned since then. He suspected that the girl might have been abducted by somebody and was being held captive against her wishes. The police have registered a case under Section 346 of the IPC. OC TWO ARRESTED WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Ludhiana: The police have arrested two persons, identified as Sanju and Jacky, both residents of near the railway tracks on Civil Hospital Road, on Sunday for indulging in the sale of smuggled liquor. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the house of the suspects, who fled on seeing the police party. The search of the house led to the recovery of 36 bottles of 999 Whisky. The duo has been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. OC POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 1 pm: B-Block Model Town, Tuition Market Model Town Extension, some areas near Swami Vivekanand Vridhasharm and ABlock Model Town Extension. 10 am to 2 pm: Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Grewal Colony, Azad Nagar, Basant Nagar, Dhillon Nagar, Ekta Marg, areas adjoining GTB School and Major Foundary. 11 am to 12 noon: GNE College Market, Isher Nagar Blocks A, B, C and Lohara village. 10 am to 3 pm: Panchsheel Vihar, Daljit Nagar, New Aggar Nagar, Citizen Enclave, Malkit Avenue, Club Enclave, Jiwanpreet Nagar and Magnet Road. Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 Amid residents opposing commercial activities on Gurdwara Road in Sarabha Nagar, one of the posh localities in the city, controversy in the matter has deepened. Notably, Sarabha Nagar was earlier planned and developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) under its scheme and it was later transferred to the Municipal Corporation. When a group of residents recently raised their voice against commercial activities, the MC’s assistant town planner concerned had claimed that Gurdwara Road was already declared commercial in 2006. Now, an official of the LIT said the MC had not taken any ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) from the LIT to make any amendment in the scheme to get Gurdwara Road of Sarabha Nagar declared commercial. Questions are being raised by the residents over the role of the civic body. The official, Superintending Engineer of the Trust Rakesh Garg, said Sarabha Nagar was developed under LIT’s scheme and it was later transferred to the corporation for building control. Under CLEARANCE MUST FOR AMENDMENT TO SCHEME Ludhiana Improvement Trust Superintending Engineer Rakesh Garg said Sarabha Nagar was developed under LIT's scheme and it was later transferred to the MC for building control. In case, if any amendment had to be made to any LIT scheme, the MC was supposed to take a NOC from the Trust, which was the parent department that had actually made the scheme. any LIT scheme, bylaws of the Trust are implemented. In case, if any amendment had to be made to any LIT scheme, the civic body was supposed to take a ‘no objection certificate’ from the Trust, which was the parent department that had actually made the scheme, he said. On being asked, Garg said the corporation had not taken any NOC from the LIT regarding the matter related to Gurdwara Road of Sarabha Nagar. If the road was to be declared commercial, the civic body was also supposed to obtain required NOC from the LIT, he said. make Gurdwara Road commercial. Later, the government issued a notification in this regard. Hence, commercial activities are allowed on Gurdwara Road. Even the civic body has approved some commercial building plans on the road. As the Sarabha Nagar scheme was transferred to the MC, there was no need for NOC from the LIT,” he said. Meanwhile, residents who are facing issues are planning to move court against the corporation as they alleged commercial activities in residential areas made their lives miserable. The residents said the civic body had failed to take any opinion from them before allowing commercial activities on Gurdwara Road. A resident of Sarabha Nagar, Rahul Verma, said residents were upset due to the MC’s Town Planning wing that turned a blind eye towards commercial activities in residential areas of Sarabha Nagar. “The voice of people is being ignored. The civic body has snatched our right to live in a peaceful environment. Residents had conducted a meeting in this regard on Sunday. Now, we are going to move court against the corporation,” he said. Concrete around trees: XENs told to be present at hearing Employee booked for duping jeweller of gold ornaments the MC and other departments to ensure the removal of concrete and interlocking tiles within one-metre radius of trees. During the hearing on September 2, a compliance report was filed on behalf of the civic body by Executive Engineer Balwinder Singh. However, Kapil alleged that necessary compliance had not been made, as per the directions of the NGT. The court order said to ensure the meticulous compliance of the NGT Ludhiana, September 5 The police have booked a salesman of a jewellery firm, Sidharth Aggarwal, a resident of Bank Colony, Haibowal, under Section 408 of the IPC for allegedly duping his employer of gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh. Gursem Singh, owner of Pacific Diamonds, Fountain Chowk, and a resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar colony on Pakhowal Road, said in a report filed with the continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 In a case related to interlocking tiles or concrete within one-metre radius of trees, the district court ordered all the four executive engineers at Zones A, B, C and D of Municipal Corporation (MC), Ludhiana, to remain present on the next date of hearing and submit an action plan as per the court order. Applicant Kapil Dev said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had earlier ordered Four arrested with drugs 30-kg poppy husk, 10-gm heroin, habit-forming tablets seized Two of the suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ludhiana, September 5 The police arrested Kuldip Singh, a resident of Umaidpur village, from the Dehlon bypass on Sahnewal-Dehlon Road on Sunday with 30 kg of poppy husk. Another man, identified as Shivam Sharma, a resident of Prem Vihar, was nabbed from Surjit Colony on Sunday and After members of Block A Welfare Society, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, made a complaint to the MC Commissioner against commercial activities and construction of commercial buildings on Gurdwara Road, MC’s assistant town planner at Zone D, MS Bedi had claimed that the road was already declared commercial in 2006. Bedi said the government had issued a notification to declare some city roads, including Gurdwara Road and Malhar Road, commercial in 2006. “The MC’s General House had passed a resolution to 10 gm of heroin was seized from his possession. In another incident, Kuldip Singh, a resident of Gopal Nagar on Tibba Road, who was allegedly involved in the illegal sale of habit-forming drugs, was also held on Sunday. The police made a recovery of 1,120 psychotropic drugs from his possession. Another police party nabbed Bhag Singh, a resident of Machhian Kalan, from Kariala Khurd village on Sunday and seized 1,360 tablets of habit-forming drugs from his possession. All four suspects have been booked under relevant sections of the NDPS Act. — OC order, all the four executive engineers of Zones A, B, C, D of the MC have been directed to be present on the next date of hearing through their counsel. The court also ordered the District Forest Officer, Ludhiana, to appear in person before the court so that he may be entrusted with the task of submitting a factual report regarding compliance of the NGT order in all zones of the corporation. The next hearing of the case is on October 3. c m y b TUESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA MC collects samples after cracks appear on newly constructed road Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 Questions are being raised over the quality of recently constructed stretch of Gill Road after cracks appeared on a portion of the road near Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, here. When the matter came to the notice of senior officials of the Municipal Corporation (MC), samples of road material have been collected to check quality of the road. MC Superintending Engineer (B&R branch) Sanjay Kanwar said three samples of road material had been collected today. These would be tested in a laboratory for quality check. A resident of the Gill Road area said the civic body should collect samples from different portions of the recently constructed stretch and in case, any sample fails the quality Cracks that appeared on a portion of Gill Road in Ludhiana. ACTION NOT TAKEN IN PAST Several samples collected from different roads in the city had failed the quality test around two years ago but the civic body had failed to take any action against the officials concerned and contractors. test, strict action should be taken against erring official and contractor. Several samples collected from different roads in the city had failed the quality test around two years ago but the Municipal Corporation had not taken any action against the officials concerned and contractors. Three fresh Covid cases in dist Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 Three fresh cases of Covid19 were reported from Ludhiana district on Monday. Civil Surgeon Hatinder Kaur said a total of 1,13,402 positive cases had been reported from the district and 15,258 from other districts or states so far. She said 3,016 patients of the district died of Covid while the virus had also claimed the lives of 1,141 patients, who A boy gets jabbed against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA belonged to other districts or states, here till date. On Monday, samples of 2,130 suspected patients were sent for testing, the results of which are expected shortly. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 39,19,332 1,13,402 48 7 3,016 Our Correspondent Thieves strike again, seven vehicles stolen Ludhiana, September 5 Apparently, vehicle thieves had a free run in the city during the past couple of days as two trucks, four scooters and a motorcycle were reported stolen from different parts of the city on Sunday. A Mitsubishi Canter truck (PB 11BY 9409) was stolen on the intervening night of September 3 and 4. Owner of the truck Sarbjit Singh, a resident of Kidwai Nagar, said he had parked the vehicle behind Vipin Dhaba in Kidwai Nagar on the night of September 3. However, the next morning it was missing. Suman Rawat of New Ram Nagar, Giaspura, lodged a complaint with the police, saying that he had gone to his native village after parking his Tata-407 truck (PB 10II 8780) outside his house. When he returned on September 1, the truck was missing. PAGE 4 Actor Kangana Ranaut recently made a shocking revelation about the life of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. INBRIEF Ludhiana: The police have booked a woman, identified as Sunaina, a resident of Jawahar Nagar Camp, under Section 480 of the IPC for alleged theft of a mobile phone. Jaspreet Singh, a resident of Gurcharn Park, New Model Town, had lodged a complaint with the police about the theft of his phone from his house on the night of September 4. OC ACTRESS KANGANA RANAUT TAKES DIG AT MAHESH BHATT The police have registered cases in both incidents on Sunday. In other incidents, a Honda Activa scooter (PB 10GX 4360) was reported stolen from Preet Nagar, a Honda Activa (PB 10EE 5169) parked outside Bhuriwala Mandir, Sham Singh Road, was found missing, a Honda Activa (PB 10FJ 5447) was stolen from Beantpura and another Honda Activa (PB 10HK 6851) parked in Kishore Nagar was reported stolen on Sunday. On the basis of complaints filed by owners of the vehicles, the police have registered cases under Section 379 of the IPC on Sunday. A Hero Splendor motorcycle (PB 10EM 8780) parked outside a house in Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar was reported stolen. On the report lodged by Hardev Singh, a case under Section 379 of the IPC was registered on Sunday. — OC Shape up your future with CT University Industry Collaborative Programmes
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