NEW DELHI: As the MCD staffers strike entered its eighth day on Wednesday, Delhi’s Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi described the evolving situation as alarming.
He was speaking as MCD workers took to the streets in East Delhi’s Nirman Vihar. Bassi expressed hope of ending the stalemate.
“Garbage heaps highlight the indispensability of our sisters & brothers keeping Delhi hygienic. Things turning alarming. Wish stalemate ends,” wrote Bassi in a tweet.
Earlier, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung recommended that the Aam Aadmi Party city government extend ‘conditional’ loans or grants to the civic bodies so they can pay salaries to their employees.
North and East Corporation employees, including sanitation workers, doctors, teachers, nurses, paramedical staff and engineers are on strike, protesting against delay in payment of their salaries.