10032023-LT-01.qxd 10-03-2023 00:24 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune URBAN ESTATE: ACTIVISTS FLAY ‘POOR’ LAYOUT PLAN SPY GAMES: ZEE5 ANNOUNCES FILM MRS UNDERCOVER LADY GAGA WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AT OSCARS Activists allege that layout plan of the proposed estate is skewed in favour of certain developers. P2 Starring Radhika Apte in the lead role, the film is written and directed by Anushree Mehtaz. P3 Her number Hold My Hand from the Top Gun: Maverick is nominated for Best Original Song. P4 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 31°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6.31 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.42 AM » FRIDAY | 10 MARCH 2023 | LUDHIANA Cops tighten noose around hooligans, 566 challaned 68 found driving drunk during Holi celebrations in city areas Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 9 The traffic police tightened noose around youngsters resorting to hooliganism during the Holi celebrations in the city on Wednesday. Static and moving nakas by the traffic police issued as many as 566 challans for various violations, including drunken driving. At some places, several hooligans were also shooed away by the police and even mild force was also used against them to prevent any untoward situation. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Varinder Singh Brar and ADCP (Traffic and Operations) Sameer Verma along with the force had personally supervised nakas of the traffic police. As per the data obtained from the traffic police, the ACP Traffic Zone 1, issued , 245 and ACP Traffic Zone-2 issued 321 challans. Of these, 68 were issued against drunken driving, followed by 93 for triple riding, 132 for wrong parking, 101 for driving without helmet, 75 for disobeying sig- A policeman checks a vehicle during a special drive in Ludhiana on Wednesday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN CHALLANS ISSUED Drunken driving Triple riding Wrong parking Without helmet Disobeying signal Wrong side driving Mobile phone Underage driving 68 93 132 101 75 18 17 7 nal, 18 for wrong side driving, 17 for using mobile phone while driving, seven for underage driving, two for using any logo of government organisation on vehicles, etc. Brar said the traffic police had installed nakas at strategic points in the city to challan the violators. Mostly, two-wheeler riders were resorting to hooliganism. The police challaned every violator who was found breaking traffic rules during the Holi celebrations. He said the drive would continue in future to ensure every citizen follows traffic Colours of joy rules in letter and in spirit. The ADCP (Traffic and Operations) said as many as six two-wheelers, the riders of which had failed to produce any documents, were also impounded by the traffic police. “Even patrolling teams of the PCR were roaming in city areas to check hooliganism. At some places, the PCR officials even caught some youths who were engaged in loud celebrations on city roads,” he said. 63 illegal shops under flyover razed Demolish buildings built sans approval, MC Commissioner tells officials Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 9 In the presence of police force and a duty magistrate, the Municipal Corporation removed illegally constructed shops/vends under the flyover near Cheema Chowk, here, on Tuesday. A total of 63 encroachments in the shape of illegal shops or vends have been demolished, the officials said. A number of persons, who were running their businesses from the shops or vends, expressed their resentment against the MC action. But, the officials continued the drive that was organised jointly by the tehbazari, building, and health branch of the MC. As per the MC officials, the civic body has allotted 209 shops under the flyover, but the vendors had established 63 shops/vends illegally at the site by encroaching upon the vacant government land/shops. “As a large number of vendors were also involved in illegal slaughtering, MC teams also removed their vends from the site. Encroachments done by the shopkeepers outside their shops were also removed”, said an official. MC Superintendent Rajeev Bhardwaj said the Cops stand guard during the MC drive against illegal constructions near Cheema Chowk. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN drive was conducted on the directions of MC Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal and Joint Commissioner Sonam Chaudhary. He said the MC had allotted 209 shops under the flyover and the vendors had encroached upon the remaining vacant plots and shops. After violations came to the fore, a joint drive was organised by the MC teams and the encroachments were removed. Bhardwaj said a warning had also been issued to those authorised shopkeepers in the area, who have established illegal structures on the first floor of their respective shops. If they fail to remove the illegal structures, the MC will also take action against the same in the coming days. FIRs will also be recommended against those who will try to encroach upon the government land again, he said. Meanwhile, questions were also being raised on the role of MC officials when these illegal constructions took place in the past. No concrete action was taken to stop the violators at that time. MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal ordered the building branch officials to directly demolish the illegal buildings if the owners start construction works without getting the building plans approved by the civic body. She said if the Work to recarpet Dhandari flyover begins Tribune News Service Residents celebrate Holi in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN 2 nabbed with No Covid case 150-gm heroin Ludhiana, March 9 has No fresh case of Covid-19 Ludhiana, March 9 The anti-narcotics cell yesterday arrested two smugglers and seized 150 gm of heroin from their possession. They have been identified as Harpreet Singh, alias Happy, of Guru Nanak Colony, and Harjit Singh, alias Honey, of Ishar Nagar. A case under the NDPS Act was registered. In a statement issued, Deputy Commissioner of Police Varinder Singh Brar said acting on a tip-off, the police had laid a naka at Gill village where a Maruti Swift car (bearing registration no. PB10GJ8390), same was intercepted for checking. During the search, 150 gm of heroin was seized and the duo were arrested. During preliminary questioning, they admitted that they were on the way to deliver heroin to their clients in the city. Harjit has a criminal past as four cases of drug smuggling were already registered against him at various police stations in Ludhiana in the past. Further probe was launched in the case. — TNS been reported from the district on Thursday. According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, a total of 1,13,648 positive cases and 3,018 deaths due to the virus have been confirmed in the district to date. — TNS Ludhiana, March 9 The Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, has started the project to recarpet both sides of the Dhandari flyover in Ludhiana. MC’s Superintending Engineer Parveen Singla said the recarpeting work was started on Thursday. The estimated cost of the project was around Rs 2.32 crore and it would be completed within six months. Notably, potholes on the Dhandari flyover were posing a grave threat to commuters for a long period. A large number of Ludhiana, March 9 The Samrala police today arrested a woman, her mother, and mother-in-law on the charges of demanding Rs 3 lakh extortion money from Dhande village resident. The accused have been identified as Ramandeep Kaur of Mandi Gobindgarh, her mother-inlaw Manjit Kaur, and mother Bhinder Kaur of Bijlipur village. Raman- The recarpeting work of the Dhandari flyover will be completed in six months. INDERJEET VERMA motorists pass through the flyover daily that links Focal Point and Dhandari Khurd areas with the National Highway-44 (Ludhiana-Delhi road). Many heavy vehicles pass through the flyover that was crying for attention. deep’s husband Gurpreet Singh, who was also booked in the case, is yet to be arrested. Complainant Jatinderpal, an employee at a toll barrier near Samrala, said some persons over mobile phone had recently demanded a ransom of Rs 3 lakh from him else threatened to kill his 13year-old son. After filing a complaint at the Samrala police station, the investigation led to the identification of a woman. During the investigation, she admitted to the crime and the involvement of two of her accomplices in the case. A case was also registered against the accused. Fresh tenders floated for procurement of portable waste compactors Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 9 Open garbage dumps along various roads in the city are still one of the major issues in the city. A much-awaited project to install waste compactors at various locations under the Smart City Mission is yet to be launched at the ground level. The previous tendering process for the procurement of 63 portable compactors and 26 hook loaders for 22 locations in the city has remained unsuccessful. Now, the tenders have been floated again for the supply, instalation, testing and commissioning of portable compactors for secondary storage and hook loaders for the transportation of municipal solid waste. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 27.67 crore. An MC official said two bidders had come forward to participate in the last tendering process but they were found ineligible. Thus, fresh tenders have been floated for the project now. Once the work order is issued, the successful bidder would have to complete the project within five months. Notably, another project at an estimated cost of Rs 13.57 crore was earlier launched to carry out civil works at sites where compactors would be installed. Under the project, sheds were constructed at Bhai Chattar Singh Park, Cheema Chowk, Dhandari, Field Ganj Road and some other locations more than one year ago but the wait for the compactors is getting longer at such sites. A shopkeeper at Scooter Market near Bhai Chattar Singh Park said: “We have been suffering due to a garbage dump located near our shops under the flyover for a decade. Despite our repeated demands, the open dump has not been removed from the market to date, leaving the public to face unsanitary conditions.” c m y b Youngster enters college hostel, tries to ‘attack’ girl Tribune News Service Three women arrested on extortion charge Tribune News Service owner had chosen to get himself involved in the illegal construction by not getting the building plan approved as per the norms, the officials can demolish the building at foundation levels without issuing any warning to the owner. The building branch officials have also been warned of strict departmental action if they fail to take action against the illegal constructions taken up without getting the building plan approved by the civic body. Recently, Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar had also directed the authorities to act strictly against those involved in illegal constructions. Ludhiana, March 9 An unidentified youth today trespassed into the girls’ hostel of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College in Moti Nagar and pointed a knife at a student. Girls residing in the hostel raised the alarm in panic. Security guards of the college after hearing some loud noise from the hostel tried to chase the suspect. But he managed to escape. Meanwhile, police officials from the Moti Nagar police station reached the hostel after getting information. The girls said an unidentified youngster had entered the hostel from the rear side. He pointed a knife at a girl. The Station House Officer (SHO), Moti Nagar, SI, Jagdeep Singh, said the CCTV footage was procured by the police and the same was being checked to get any clue about the suspect. A case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against him. OPEN DUMPS Much-awaited project yet to be launched POWER SHUTDOWN An open garbage dump on a road adjoining a scooter market in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN LUDHIANA 10 am to 6 pm: Hargobindpura street 1 to 6, Chandigarh Road, Transport Nagar, Beantpura and Indra Colony. 11.30 am to 6 pm: Dairy Complex, Valmiki Mohalla, Shakti Nagar, New Shakti Nagar, New Shastri Nagar, Longia Steel, Beas Dyeing and Dada Motors. 2 pm to 6 pm: Sanjay Gandhi Colony, MIG flats, Kishore Nagar, EWS Colony, Karam Colony, parts of Adarsh Nagar and Jacha Bacha Hospital.
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