The matter of strike of the Municipal Corporation is catching a hike. Firstly, they held a strike and none came to their job. Then the Karamcharis came on protests on the road and now, on the fourth day of the indefinite strike, the situation is even worsening. The municipal corporations have started dumping loads of garbage on major highways of the country’s capital which is leading to heavy jams in the city. The karamcharis dumped loads of city garbage on the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in front of Ambedkar stadium and then refused to clear up the mess. Dehli police came into the matter to clear the garbage. According to the sanitation staff, Delhi government have money for every other thing except for paying their wages.
The NGT (National green tribunal) showed deep concern on the matter when the act of the corporation came to their notice, and directed the municipal corporation to remove the dumped garbage from the roads within 2 days. The tribunal also issued notice to north, south and east municipal corporations to end the strike instantly and wait for the further hearing on the matter on Friday or strict actions may be taken against them.
The karamcharis also threatened to dispose more waste within the city limits which will lead to more and heavier jams. In the counter to this, the government said that the work will be assigned to private contractors if strike further continues and the two-day notice is not appreciated.
The matter of worry for the bench is that almost 8000 MT (Mega Truck) waste is being produced in the capital every day and if the municipal strike continues then it would cause a huge problem in the city. One such case was also seen earlier this year when piles of garbage got compiled in the city.
The head of the municipal corporation, after this notice, accepted that the disposal of garbage was illegal and violation of social rules too. He said that this is due to misallocation of public funds and lack of coordination between the government and the civic bodies.