FEARING PEOPLE’S backlash due to poor sanitary condition, overflowing nullahs, stinking drains because of strike by the Kanpur Municipal Corporation employees and safai workers, Mayor Ravindra Patni called on striking employees and requested them to end strike.
At the same time, he supported the former municipal chief Badal Chatterji. He said, “Chatterji was an able administrator but this government will not allow a honest man to lead the KMC, they want to replace him with someone who can run KMC as their puppet.” By raising the issue, he was indicating towards some officials staying in the city for the period of over six years.
On the request of mayor, the KMC employees have agreed to resume their duty but decided to continue their protest against the government’s attitude.
The effect of strike by the safai workers is visible on every corners of the city.
Heaps of garbage are lying on main roads of Naubasta, Barra, Saket Nagar, Kidwai, Govind Nagar, Ratan Lal Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Daboli, Gujaini, Nirala Nagar and Arya Nagar. The residents of these areas have no alternative but to bear with decaying garbage. Drains were also overflowing.
Beside poor sanitary condition of the city, the house tax collection work of the KMC has been badly hit.