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Strike ends, garbage lifting yet to be streamlined

Strike ends, garbage lifting yet to be streamlined

Garbage strewn near the Institute for the Blind at Lohgarh Gate in Amritsar on Monday. Sunil Kumar



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 19

Despite employees of solid waste management company announced to resume work after four day strike, the garbage lifting is still to get streamline. The garbage heaps all over the city irks residents. After four day strike of lifting garbage, the employees of Solid waste management company resumed services on Monday. The Municipal Corporation officials had a meeting with demonstrating staff on Saturday evening in which they assured to address their issues. The company accepted the demands of the employees on the recommendation of MC officials.

During the meeting, Additional Commissioner Surinder Singh and Health Officer Dr Kiran Kumar listened to all the issues of the employees in detail and also took written demand letter from the employees. After this, the Additional Commissioner held talks with officials of the company. On which most of the demands of the employees were fulfilled on the spot. After this, Surinder Singh called the employees to his office and assured them about the fulfilment of their other pending demands. The employees of the company thanked the Additional Commissioner for fulfilling their most of their demands. Additional Commissioner Surinder Singh said if the employees of the company face any problems in future, they should directly contact the sanitary inspectors and chief sanitary inspectors of the Municipal Corporation.

Due to absence of company vehicles for four days, there were heaps of garbage in the city. Following the instruction of MC Commissioner Harpreet Singh, the MC collected the garbage at its own level on Sunday and hired tractor trolleys to collect garbage from the main roads of the city. The Solid waste management company started lifting garbage today but it will take three to four days to streamline the lifting of door to door garbage.

Naman Rajput, a resident of Putaligarh area, said, “It is almost a week the garbage is lying in the bins inside house. The house is stinking. Residents dump the garbage on the corner of streets. Even after the end of strike, the garbage collection vehicles have not visited our area even today.

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