06092023-LT-01.qxd 9/6/2023 12:58 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune NEW UCPMA TEAM TO BOOST BICYCLE INDUSTRY KAY KAY TALKS ABOUT HIS ROLE IN BAMBAI MERI JAAN Bollywood Actor Kay Kay Menon is all set for the release of his next series Bambai Meri Jaan. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 24°C POSTER OF BHUMI’S FILM THANK YOU FOR... UNVEILED New UCPMA office-bearers believe that team work was required for the progress of bicycle industry. P2 FORECAST The makers of new film Thank You For Coming on Tuesday unveiled a new poster of actor Bhumi. P4 » » SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.44 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:05 AM » WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2023 | LUDHIANA CWC rescues girl ‘tortured’ by kin Ludhiana, September 5 After the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) rescued a teenaged girl who attempted suicide due to the alleged torture by her parents, CWC chairperson Gurjeet Singh Romana condemned the police for failing to register a case. He directed the police to immediately register a case. The chairperson also reprimanded the Model Town police for not bringing the matter into the notice of the CWC. Talking to The Tribune here on Tuesday, Romana said the incident occurred on July 20 when a 14-year-old girl attempted suicide by slitting her wrist. She was hospitalised. “The hospital had brought the matter to the knowledge of police but the police did not brother to bring the same to the notice of the CWC, hence, committed a violation of the Juvenile Justice Act. Now, the case has come to our notice after somebody sent a mail highlighting the plight of the victim. The CWC went to the house of the victim on Sunday and rescued her. It also recorded the statement of the girl who revealed about the extent of the torture she faced at the hands of her parents. She was shifted to Balaji Ashram in Ludhiana,” he said. Romana asserted that he had directed the SHO, Model Town, to register a case against her parents and submit the actiontaken report to the CWC. When contacted, the SHO, Model Town, Gurshinder Kaur, said she was in court and would talk after sometime. Later, when she was again called she failed to respond to the call. — TNS Finally, work begins on cycle Govt forgets teacher who lost her life on duty in roof collapse tracks along highways in city Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service NHAI prepares estimates to construct 21-km paths at ~21 cr the plan chalked out for the construction of the cycle tracks on both sides of the highways, as per the availability of land and feasibility. Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 Finally, the work has begun to construct cycle tracks along national highways passing through Ludhiana, which would be the first-ofits-kind initiative, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has said. The NHAI has prepared estimates and conducted a feasibility study before allotting the work on the project, officials have revealed. It was done on the directions of NHAI Chairman Santosh Kumar Yadav, who had agreed to the idea floated by Rajya Sabha MP from Ludhiana Sanjeev Arora during their meeting in New Delhi recently. The development assumes significance as Ludhiana, popularly known as Manchester of India, is the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world. With this, the industrial hub can become the most bicyclefriendly city in the country. Arora told The Tribune here on Tuesday that NHAI local officials had informed him that the detailed estimates and feasibility study report had been sent to the authority’s headquarters in New Delhi for formal approval. Arora said as per the estimates, the NHAI would construct 21-km-long cycle tracks along the national highways To mitigate pollution, congestion: MP The NHAI has prepared estimates and conducted a feasibility study before allotting the work on the project. ASHWANI DHIMAN passing through Ludhiana at the cost of Rs 21 crore in the first phase of the project and later, more cycle tracks would be built under the second phase. “I will be taking up the issue again with the NHAI Chairman to seek early nod to the project so that the construction work on it can start at the earliest,” Arora said. Putting forth the demand to establish the cycle tracks along the national highways, Arora had apprised the NHAI Chairman that on World Bicycle Day, he had attended functions organised by the cycle industry in Ludhiana, wherein the demand was raised to build cycle tracks and promote cycling and the industry as well. He pointed out that Ludhiana is a hub for cycle manufacturing in the world and the largest cycle manufacturing unit in the world is also located in Ludhiana. The Rajya Sabha MP had apprised the NHAI Chairman that bicycle was a mode of transportation being used more and more in western countries. “The use of bicycles is environment friendly, good for people’s health and is also an affordable means of transportation for the common man,” he had mentioned while requesting the NHAI Chairman to make cycle tracks along the NHAI highways wherever possible and feasible. He had suggested that cycle tracks could be made along Laddowal Bypass, Ferozepur Road and Elevated Road in Ludhiana. “Let us set an example with Ludhiana, how bicycles can be used for transportation as in countries like The Netherlands,” he had urged the NHAI Chairman. Arora said the NHAI Chairman was receptive of his idea and had assured him to get Bakery sealed for violation of bylaws Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 Taking action against an ‘illegal’ construction, the Municipal Corporation (MC) sealed Hero Bakery, located near Sarabha Nagar traffic lights point, on the Pakhowal road over violation of building bylaws on Tuesday. Civic body officials said the owner of the bakery had purchased another building at the rear of the existing outlet and he was trying to merge the two buildings in violation of the MC officials seals Hero Bakery outlet on the Pakhowal road. building bylaws. They said a few other violations were also found. They said warning was issued to the owner in the past but he continued the illegal construction due to which action was taken on Tuesday and the building was sealed. MC Commissioner Sandeep Rishi said regular drives were being organised against illegal constructions and the same would be further intensified in coming days. He also appealed to residents to get building plans approved from the civic body before starting construction works and structures should be constructed as per the building bylaws, otherwise strict action will be taken against violators. “It would mitigate pollution, congestion, safety on streets and safe neighbourhoods. Vehicle-free zones, cycle highways and shared streets planned in a phased manner would ensure citizens adopt and adapt for a positive outcome in the long run. Being one of the most polluted cities in the world, Ludhiana can be made clean and green by promoting cycling, which would reduce the rising pollution levels,” said Sanjeev Arora, RS MP Also coming, parking lots along elevated road Parking lots along the elevated highway, the first span of which was scheduled to be opened on September 11, will be constructed at the cost of Rs 7 crore. For this purpose also, the NHAI has prepared the estimates and conducted the feasibility study, which had been sent to the head office for formal approval. As per the estimates, around 750 vehicles can be parked at the proposed lots between the service road and main carriage along the elevated road. Man arrested with heroin Ludhiana, September 5 The city police have arrested a man and seized 135 gm of heroin from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Rohit of Urban Estate. ADCP Rupinder Kaur Sran said on September 3, the team of the anti-narcotics cell had received a tip-off that the suspect, who was into heroin smuggling, was on the way to deliver the drug to his clients. It conducted a raid at a specific place from where he was nabbed and heroin was seized from him. — TNS Ludhiana, September 5 On Teacher’s Day today, Mandeep Singh and his son Udey Pratap Singh were waiting that they will be called to the statelevel teacher’s Day function at Chandigarh and tributes would be paid to Ravinderpal Kaur, the teacher who lost her life on duty when a portion of the building of Government Senior Secondary School, Baddowal, collapsed recently. “But nothing like that happened. My wife lost her life while performing duty at the school but she was soon forgotten by the government. Life is moving on for all but for me and my son, it has come to a standstill. She was the pillar of our strength,” said the victim’s husband. When asked if any assurance was given to the family regarding the compensation, Mandeep said the Education Minister had visited them but he did not say anything about the compensation. Udey is a commerce student of Class XII. His mother Ravinderpal Kaur used to save a major part of her salary for get- Education Minister Harjot Bains with kin of Ravinderpal Kaur. FILE PHOTO LIFE HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL FOR US My the school ❝shewife lost her life whilebyperforming duty atLife is but was soon forgotten the government. moving on for all but for me and my son, it has come to a standstill. — Mandeep Singh, HUSBAND OF DECEASED TEACHER ❞ ting Udey’s admission in some good college in the future. “Since he was our only child, she had saved money for his studies. Had his mother been alive, she would have served for another 17 years. It was a long period. But everything seems to be shattered,” Mandeep said. Ravinderpal Kaur’s colleagues, who visit the family regularly, said the government should provide at least Rs 1.5 crore as compensation to the kin of the deceased. “She is gone and no money can brought her back. Still, money can play an important role in shaping the future of her child. The government should have recognised her services and handed over a cheque to the family today,” said one of the colleagues. Meanwhile, the state government held a state-level function where 80 teachers were awarded by it today but the deceased was not remebred on the occassion. Two thieves, junk dealer nabbed Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 The Ludhiana police today claimed to have busted a gang of thieves and arrested three persons. The suspects include a junk dealer who used to buy stolen goods from the thieves. The suspects have been identified as Mahadev Moria, alias Rahul, a native of UP and a resident of Shimlapuri, here, Sandeep Kumar of Kabir Nagar and Balwant Singh, alias Raju, of Janakpuri Mohalla. ADCP Suhail Qassim Mir while addressing a press conference said on September 3, Tarandeep Singh Anand lodged a police complaint that thieves had targeted his factory from where they decamped with a Honda Activa scooter, LED TV and a huge stock of spare The suspects in Ludhiana police custody on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO parts related to agricultural equipment. The ADCP said when the police started a probe, Mahadev and Sandeep were arrested. A stolen scooter and some goods were recovered from their possession. On the disclosures of the two suspects, scrap dealer Balwant was also arrested and stolen goods which be bought from the duo were also recovered. Sandeep has a criminal past as a case of theft was registered against him in 2020 at the Sahnewal police station while Balwant was also booked in two criminal cases in the past, the ADCP said. Sukhdev Nagar, Dhillon Nagar, nearby areas remain ignored Clash at AC market: Damaged streets, non-functional street lights, contaminated water supply, choked sewers common issues FIRs filed against 24 WARD WATCH WHAT RESIDENTS SAY two years, we have ❝For the pastwith the issue of been grappling WARD NO 33 LUDHIANA ❝ Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 5 Numerous concerns are plaguing residents of Sukhdev Nagar on Star Road in Ward number 33 (old) in the Ludhiana South Constituency. These issues include damaged streets, tainted water supply, absence of parks, non-functioning or missing streetlights and clogged sewers. Mohan Lal, a Sukhdev Nagar resident, said: “We rou- contaminated water supply. Sewers frequently get choked and there are no street lights. These problems should be promptly resolved. Amlok Singh, RESIDENT OF SUKHDEV NAGAR Recently, we have noticed that whoever assumes the role of a councillor in our area, tends to neglect our phone calls. We expect our future councillor to address issues in a timely manner. Several streets in our locality are still not constructed. We need overall development of the area. Amrik Singh, RESIDENT OF WARD 33 A woman shows sewage flowing back into her house at Dhillon Nagar of Ward 33. ASHWANI DHIMAN tinely get contaminated water supply. The recurring problem of clogged sewers is affecting us all. The road leading to our homes is in a state of disrepair. Furthermore, internal streets in our neighbourhood lack adequate street lights. We seek the development of our area and prompt resolution of the problems we are facing.” Another Sukhdev Nagar resident said: “Streets in our area lack streetlights. and many of them are non-functional, making it unsafe to walk at night. It increases the risk of theft and snatching incidents.” In nearby Captain Nagar area, residents seek resolution to issues such as potholed streets and contaminated water supply. Additionally, street lights at various locations remain non- c m y b ❞ ❞ operational, according to a local businessman. Residents of a few streets in Dhillon Nagar raised concerns about clogged sewers. Sushma Devi, Raj Rani and Julie said sewers in their street remain blocked. The sewage issue has escalated to the point where it flows back into some houses, resulting in the accumulation of foulsmelling water in their homes, they said. A group of Dhillon Nagar residents said: “We bear the expenses of cleaning the continued on page 2 Ludhiana, September 5 A day after a clash erupted between workers of the parking lot contractor and visitors allegedly over the issue of overcharging, the city police yesterday registered two separate FIRs against over 24 persons. The first FIR is related to the incident at the AC market while the other is registered against the same suspects who barged into the house of the complainant’s neighbour and attacked him. The complainant, Toshib Raja, said on September 3, he along with his friend Dilshan and Anwar, came to the AC market for some work. When they parked their scooter in the market, a parking lot worker asked for Rs 30 as parking charges but the actual charges were Rs 10 only. “When I asked the employee to take Rs 10, which is the actual parking rate, he started arguments and called his other aides who attacked me and my friends,” the complainant said. The Police Division 1 registered a case against the assailants identified as Rohit of Chawni Mohalla, Rohit of Jamalpur, Shivam of Railway Colony, Chirhi and 12 unidentified persons. Another case was registered by the Police Division 4 against the same suspects and a few others on the complaint of Khalid Jamal of New Kundanpuri, a friend and neighbour of the first complainant, Toshib Raja. Khalid alleged that on the night of September 3, when he went to the house of Mohd Narul, the suspects along with unidentified persons barged into the house and attacked them. The complainant said the assailants barged into the house of Narul as the latter was a friend and neighbour of Raja. The police said raids were on to nab the suspects. — TNS
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