MCD strike: Unfazed Delhi Govt. sets up ‘task force’ to clear garbage

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New Delhi, Jan. 30 (ANI): Undeterred by the indefinite protest by the MCD workers who are agitating over the non-payment of their dues, the Public Works Department, which comes under the Delhi Government has set up a task force to clean up the piling garbage across the city.

PWD minister Satyendra Jain has deployed around 100 trucks with ten workers each to clean up the city.

Meanwhile, the strike by MCD workers entered its fourth day today as the protestors who are venting their ire by dumping piles of garbage outside the homes and offices of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, agitated outside the residence of Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel today.

“We are not being paid because of AAP’s iternal conflicts. We are suffering because of them and so are our families. We have to pay rent and send our kids to school. What should we do if we don’t get paid?, ” a protestor told ANI.

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Earlier, state transport and rural development Minister Gopal Rai faced the fury of the workers who left a mountain of garbage right outside his residence.

Delhi’s deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also meted with the same treatment as a pile of refuse was dumped outside his office by the MCD workers.

Over 1.5 lakh MCD employees including sanitation workers and other employees of the three municipal corporations – NDMC, SDMC and EDMC – have decided to go on a three-day strike from today over non-payment of dues.

The cash-strapped North and East Delhi civic bodies have been unable to pay salaries to workers for three to four months now. (ANI)

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