Life Stinks for East Delhi Locals As Workers Refuse to End Strike
It's the 25th day of the filth, garbage and stink all over East Delhi. We, the residents, breathed a sigh of relief when we heard that the Delhi government had informed the Supreme Court that they would release Rs 500 crore within two days to the civic body.
We expected things to get back to normal after a day. But even after two days nothing has happened. We still live amid stink and garbage. We enquired from the EDMC (East Delhi Municipal Corporation) persons and were in for a shock when we were informed that the strike will continue till their demands are met.
According media reports, the sanitation workers will protest at Jantar Mantar and take out a march to the PMO to raise their demands.
It’s sad that even after the release of a huge amount by the government, the sanitation workers are not understanding the plight. There is a chance of an epidemic.
Every protest must have a limit. Twenty-five days of a non-cleaning drive by the sanitation workers is now hurting the residents.
We are so worried that earlier we met Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and Manoj Tiwari.
Earlier, I met officials from Delhi Government and the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) regarding the garbage hazards. While the former said they’ve made the payments, the latter said they have no funds.