Frequent strikes by MC staff aggravate garbage woes

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Safai Karamcharis take out a protest march in Bhiwani on Wednesday. Photo: Indervesh Duhan
Sat Singh
Tribune News Service
Bhiwani, September 28
Strikes at regular intervals by employees of the Municipal Council have multiplied the garbage problem in the city. Sources said employees had not been paid salaries over past several months leading to frequent strikes.
Kamal Kangra, pradhan, Nagar Parishad Safai Karmchari Sangh, questioned, “How does the government expect us to work without any remuneration for months?”
Captain Pawan Anchal, a social activist, said there was already a shortage of safai karamcharis in the MC, adding, the strike due to delay in the distribution of salaries had increased the problem.
Meanwhile, shopkeepers and residents face a hard time in disposing the waste.
Ashok Bhardwaj, a social activist, said sewage water had accumulated outside shops on Rohtak and Hansi gate chowks thereby affecting businesses.
Rajesh Kumar, a shopkeeper, said, “We have complained to the MC authorities several times in the past but our grievances have not been taken seriously.”
Deputy Commissioner Pankaj could not be contacted on his mobile phone.

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