A flurry of sanitation workers leaves Gurugram in a mess.

Tribune News Service

Gurugram, October 9

Sanitation workers of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and private agencies have been on strike for the past 21 days against the MCG, Gurugram city has been plunged into an urban mess.

These 3,400 workers, who are tasked with collecting garbage from streets, societies and secondary points across the city, are protesting against the issuing of fresh tenders to hire new agencies to outsource the cleaning work. are

The workers’ union has demanded cancellation of the tenders and urged the civic body to employ the sanitation staff already employed by existing agencies.

Puneet Pahwa, general secretary of Sector 45 Resident Welfare Association (RWA), said, “Garbage is piled up in the vacant lots of our sector, at the entrances and exits of the society and especially in the parks. The sanitation workers have been working for the last 21 days. We also took up the matter with the Joint Commissioner of MCG last week, but to no avail.

MCG Joint Commissioner Naresh Kumar said, “We have decided to fine the agencies and deduct 50% of their payment based on the areas found unclean. The problem will be resolved in a week.


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