02062023-LT-01.qxd 6/2/2023 12:09 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune DEADLOCK BETWEEN JAC, GOVT CONTINUES; STUDENTS SUFFER ANIL KAPOOR ANNOUNCES S2 OF THE NIGHT MANAGER NYRRAA ON SHOPPING SPREE FOR KHATRON KE KHILADI 13 College teachers have suspended exam duties to protest against the centralised admission portal. P2 Anil Kapoor officially announces that the new season of The Night Manager is set to release on June 30. P3 Nyrraa M. Banerji goes on a shopping spree to curate an edgy and chic wardrobe for her stint on the show.P3 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 31°C | MIN 22°C YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 19°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:25 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:23 AM FRIDAY | 2 JUNE 2023 | LUDHIANA INBRIEF 1 FRESH COVID-19 CASE IN DISTRICT Ludhiana: The district reported one fresh Covid-19 case here on Thursday, while there was no fresh death due to the virus. There are four active cases in the district. Civil Surgeon Dr Hitinder Kaur said a total of 1,14,533 persons have so far tested positive for the virus in the district since the outbreak of Covid, while 3,031 persons have lost their life to the virus since March 30, 2020 when first death was reported in the district. On Thursday, 395 samples - 261 RT-PCR and 134 antigen - were sent for testing. TNS MAN FLEES FROM POLICE CUSTODY Ludhiana: A man, who was arrested in a theft case, escaped from the Sarabha Nagar police custody at the Civil Hospital here on Thursday. He was brought for medical examination at the hospital. The police said a case of theft was registered against the suspect, Ravi Shankar, at the Sarabha Nagar police station on Thursday and he was brought for medical examination. He pushed a cop and fled from the hospital. Cops tried to chase the suspect, but in vain. The police registered a case against the suspect and launched a search operation to trace him. TNS Finally, land acquisition over for 25.24-km-long Southern Bypass ~989-cr six-lane greenfield highway to be built in two years Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 1 Finally, land acquisition for the construction of the 25.24km-long Southern Ludhiana Bypass has been completed, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has confirmed. The development assumes significance as this six-lane greenfield highway project to be built at a cost of ~988.85 crore was hanging fire for the past one year due to the nonavailability of land due to stiff resistance by the landowners to part away with their landholdings under acquisition, officials have said. This big-ticket infrastructure development project will decongest the busy internal and external arteries of the industrial and business hub of the North. Sharing details, Rajya Sabha MP from Ludhiana Sanjeev Arora told The Tribune here today that the NHAI has awarded the project at a cost of ~702 crore, while ~286.85 crore had been spent on acquiring 180 hectares of land required for the Southern Ludhiana Bypass to be PROJECT REPORT Total cost Civil cost Land acquisition cost Appointed date Completion date Length Lanes Row Status Owner Project Model ~988.85 cr ~702 cr ~286.85 cr Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2025 25.24 km 6 60-meter Work allotted, land acquisition completed NHAI HAM constructed under the Bharatmal Pariyojana. Arora, who reviewed the progress of the project, said the acquisition proceedings had already been completed for the entire chunk of 180 hectares of land for which an award of ~286.85 crore had also been announced and disbursed. He disclosed that four bidders had evinced interest to construct the greenfield highway, of which the lowest bidder has been awarded the project. The four bidders included Ceigall India Limited with SCOPE OF WORK The construction of six-lane greenfield Southern Ludhiana Bypass will begin from intersection with NH-44 near Rajgarh to intersection with Delhi-Katra expressway (NE-5) near Ballowal village as part of the Ludhiana-Ajmer Economic Corridor Phase-I in Punjab on a hybrid annuity mode (HAM) under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION: MP With the improvement of road surface, traffic congestion due to the obstructed movement of vehicles will be minimised. The project will also enhance connectivity between rural and urban areas. Sanjeev Arora, RAJYA SABHA MP ❝ ❞ the lowest bid quoted price of ~702 crore, Varindera Constructions ~768 crore, Megha Engineering and Infrastructures ~811 crore and GR Infraprojects had quoted the bid price of ~851 crore. This 6-lane greenfield and access-controlled section of Southern Ludhiana Bypass will connect the 650-kmlong under-construction Delhi-Katra expressway near Ballowal with the existing National Highway44 at Rajgarh. The NHAI, which has taken up this project as a part of the Ludhiana-Ajmer Economic c m y b Corridor, had invited bids for its construction with a twoyear deadline at an estimated cost of ~601.68 crore. The Rajya Sabha MP said the construction of the project would begin shortly on a hybrid annuity mode (HAM) under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I. Besides, the Southern Ludhiana Bypass will also connect the 75.54-km-long Ludhiana-Bathinda expressway and 104.44-km-long Ludhiana-Ropar expressway, for which civil contracts had already been awarded. Continued on page 2 Gang of robbers busted, 2 held Looted gold ornaments recovered from their possession Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 1 The police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and arrested two of its members. The police also recovered looted gold ornaments from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Gurjit Singh, alias Sonu (37), a resident of Amritsar, and Roshan Kumar (35), a resident of Haibowal. Joint Commissioner of Police Saumya Mishra, Additional DCP Sameer Verma and ACP Mandeep Singh issued a joint statement in this regard. Police officials said three masked men entered the house of Ramesh Kumar on The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO May 25. They manhandled his wife and looted four gold bangles and three gold rings from her. The suspects also looted four gold bangles and a pair of earrings from his mother. Later, the robbers ransacked the entire house and looted other gold ornaments worth lakhs and ~15,000 in cash from an almirah. Continued on page 2 Three theft accused try to escape from police custody, held Youth dies of suspected drug overdose, 5 booked Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 1 Three suspects, who were arrested in a theft case, attempted to escape from the police custody by jumping from a vehicle in Khanna today. The police team, however, managed to arrest them. According to information, Continued on page 2 Ludhiana, June 1 A man allegedly died due to drug overdose in Sidhwan Bet here on Tuesday. On the complaint of his family members, the police yesterday registered a case of culpable homicide against five persons. The deceased has been identified as Jaswinder Singh, alias Bittu (24). Those booked have been identified as Sona Singh, his wife Jyoti Kaur, Jaswinder Kaur, Charanjit Kaur and Jagtar Singh, alias Suba, all residents of Sherewal village. Complainant Rano Bhai of Chak Kanian Kalan village told the police that her son was addicted to ‘chitta’ (heroin). 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