Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) vehicle contractors have recently raised their voice and went on strike over non-payment of dues. Heaps of garbage were lying around in large amounts at many sites in absence of garbage lifting vehicles. According to the contractors alleged that JMC has not done the payment for the past eight months.
Contractors claimed nearly 1,100 metric tonne garbage was not lifted from the sites in the city. “There are 170 tractor trolleys, 45 dumpers, 10 JCB, 2 road sweepers along with other machinery involved to lift garbage in the city. We have parked our vehicles and did not have garbage lifted,” said a contractor.
On the contrary, JMC garbage committee chairman said, “The strike did not affect the sanitation conditions in the city as additional force was deployed to pick up the garbage. Usually, garbage is lifted two times in a day. But during the strike, we have directed our force to lift garbage three times a day, so that people do not face difficulty.”
He added, “Payment for six months is due. We would soon make the payment of two months so that services are resumed.” It was informed, contractors are also protesting as payment is being made as per the vehicle tracking system (VTS). In absence of lifting vehicles, the JMC has deployed resources only to lift garbage from VIP areas. The garbage was not lifted inside many posh localities, such as Tilak Nagar, Malviya Nagar, C-Scheme and Bani Park,
Source: The Times of India