With tons of filth and garbage lying in the open, Delhi continues to stink as MCD workers' strike enters third day

With truck loads of filth and garbage lying on the roads and colonies, the national capital continues to stink and face serious health hazards as the MCD Sanitation Workers' strike entered its third day on Friday.

Updated: Jan 29, 2016, 09:40 AM IST
With tons of filth and garbage lying in the open, Delhi continues to stink as MCD workers' strike enters third day

New Delhi: With truck loads of filth and garbage lying on the roads and colonies, the national capital continues to stink and face health hazards as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi Sanitation Workers' strike entered its third day on Friday.

As per reports, the agitating MCD employees are expected to stage a protest march in the Laxmi Nagar locality in east Delhi today.

 

The protesters are also likely to gherao the residence of Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai.

The striking MCD employees had yesterday blocked the road outside the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and ruling AAP leader Manish Sisodia.

The agitators also threw garbage outside Sisodia's office.

 

The Deputy Chief Minister, meanwhile, defended the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, claiming that funds have already been released but were not disbursed by the MCD.

Sisodia also asked the protesting workers to question the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on why the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which comes under the Central government, did not pay outstanding dues of Rs 1200 crore to the MCD.

The workers had also threatened to suspend work for an "indefinite" period if their demands were not met.

Workers attached to East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) had gone on strike making similar demands in October 2015. But the strike was called off in the wake of a High Court order.

Over 1.5 lakh MCD employees have gone on an indefinite strike this time.