Jalandhar MC society relieves 54 Niku Park workers

Jalandhar MC society relieves 54 Niku Park workers

The Nikku Park has seen no income since March. File photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 23

A society led by the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, running Niku Park here has partially relieved as many as 54 of 72 persons deployed for its maintenance and operation.

Since the park was being run on a no profit-no loss bases and there had been no income since March, the society running the park was unable to pay salaries to the employees working here. The society was earning income from the nominal entry and ride tickets, the whole amount of which was being used to pay wages to the employees and maintain it.

The park was being run on a 20-year lease by the Lotus Bawa group till mid-September last year, the duration of which had then expired. Since then, the administration and the MC took over the functioning of the park. Harcharan Singh, Joint Commissioner, MC, said, “Since there has been no collection of funds with us for the past three months, we have no sources to pay salaries to the employees who are not even coming. We will get them back to work and start paying them again after Covid-19 outbreak ends and park begins to operate.”

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