Amritsar, July 29
Employees of a solid waste management company, Averda, ended their strike after receiving their wages here today. However, garbage collection could not be restored as most of the garbage collection vehicles were not in the field.
After a meeting of MC officials with protesting workers, a few vehicles resumed work, but most employees refused to work unless the company released their pending wages.
The salary was paid to 720 employees of the company after the meeting of the employees of the company with the commissioner MC.
Municipal health officer Dr Kiran Kumar said door-to-door garbage collection would resume tomorrow. The Chief Sanitary Inspector and the Sanitary Inspector have been deployed for the removal of garbage along the roads and collection points.
More than 1,500 metric tons of trash have piled up in the city over the past three days.
Amit Vajpayee, director of Avarda company, met with commissioner MC Kumar Saurabh Raj about the matter. The commissioner told company officials that the city’s sewerage system and bioremediation work at the landfill were unsatisfactory. The number of vehicles transporting garbage should be increased as well as the machinery at the landfill. Company employees must be paid as soon as possible.