Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Sanitation workers of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) had called off their 28-day strike after having a meeting with the municipal commissioner, preventing a potential health and sanitation crisis in one of Delhi’s most populated areas.
According to representatives of the sanitation workers union, Commissioner Puneet Goel agreed to consider all demands of the striking workers, including regularization of contractual employees, payment of past dues, and regular disbursal of salaries.
One Newspaper reported that 20,000 metric tonnes of garbage that was lying unattended on the roads of east Delhi. This situation continued across Preet Vihar, Nirman Vihar, Vikas Marg, Mayur Vihar, IP Extension, Krishan Nagar, Geeta Colony and other neighbourhoods in east Delhi.
EDMC mayor Bipin Bihari said that the decision to accept these demands was taken in order to prevent inconvenience to the residents. He also said, “We didn’t want the residents to suffer during this festival season due to stinking roads and unhygienic surroundings. So we accepted the sanitation workers’ demands and issued a revised order approved by the commissioner”.