Protest against garbage collection company
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Door-to-door collection of garbage by private company A2Z started on a negative note once again as the safai karamcharis staged a protest against this move and even manhandled the staff of the firm in which one security guard was beaten up. Meanwhile, the company has written to the Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner and has demanded police protection from tomorrow onwards.
Door-to-door garbage collection was carried out today in wards 68 and 69 and employees of the private company complained that they were threatened by the sweepers who were already picking garbage from the houses.
It needs to be mentioned that last year the company had started this drive at Sarabha Nagar and their vehicles were damaged by the sweepers and even the staff members were attacked.
Following that incident, door-to-door collection from Zone D areas had been suspended and the company started picking garbage from the dump sites of the colonies only.
However, now the corporation officials tried to implement this process in the Zone C area, where the colonies are very congested and there are minimum dump sites in the colonies.
The employees of the private company had thought that door-to-door collection in these areas would not be a problem for the private sweepers already engaged but the day did not start on a positive note.
Municipal Corporation Medical Officer (Health) Dr Charanjit Uppal, however, claimed that the work was achieved smoothly.
If there had been a little protest, it would be sorted out, he asserted.
The protest by the sweepers is creating hurdles in making the city clean and free from garbage as in Zone D areas, the same filthy situation can be seen at the colony dump sites.