Gurugram, Oct 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has appealed to the former councillors and citizens to lend helping hands in clearing garbage piling up across the city amid a strike called by sanitation workers.
A civic body official on Sunday said the MCG has been putting all possible efforts into clearing heaps of garbage, adding at least 300 new employees have been hired, while a tractor-trolley was also deployed.
Naresh Kumar, Joint Commissioner (Swachh Bharat Mission) of the MCG said the civic body has entrusted the responsibility of cleanliness to seven different agencies and some areas have been allotted to them (for clearing the garbage heaps).
He said "due to the strike by the sanitation workers, the cleanliness system in the city will not be allowed to deteriorate further".
"Work is being done by the MCG with the help of RWAs, former councillors and citizens to improve the cleanliness system. If the employees try to obstruct the cleaning work, then along with disciplinary action, an FIR will also be registered against them," Naresh Kumar said.
In areas where regular and contractual employees are on strike, Sanitation Branch officials themselves are ensuring garbage collection.
"We called upon the RWA representatives and senior citizens of the city to come forward to help," he added.
Meanwhile, another official said a meeting between the MCG and the representatives of the sanitation workers union had taken place to resolve the matter but ended without any conclusion.
"Sanitation workers go on strike without any reason every day, due to which the cleanliness system of the city deteriorates. Sanitation workers should contribute to keeping their city clean. It is their right to raise their voice for their demands, but it is not right to play with the health of citizens," Arun Kumar, President of Sector-15 Part-2 RWA said.