In the last few weeks, the temperatures in Delhi have risen to record-setting levels. The India Meteorological Department had forecast heatwaves in various regions of Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab. Orange alert has been issued in some part of Uttar Pradesh as the mercury touched 49 degrees Celsius.
Even in this blistering heat, the work for Central Vista project continues. Labourers, guards, gardeners, and officials can be seen working around the area.
Sunil Kumar, 25, one of the workers on the Central Vista project, says that he has been working for two months, in 12-hour shifts. Though it is tough to handle the heat, he has no choice. Kumar, from Allahabad, earns only Rs 12,000 per month.
Mandir Singh, who is a section officer of Shram Shakti Bhawan (Ministry of Labour and Employment) says that even though they are aware of the plight of the workers who are working in this heat, all are under the system.
Marak Singh, one of the security guards of Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation, who works on the 10 am to 2 pm shift every day, said that the heat is gradually becoming unbearable for him.
Due to increase in global warming, the heatwave will continue to rise. Every year, Delhi and other North Indian states, face such humidity. Even though no one can be expected to get used to such heat, they'll do what they know best – survive.
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