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Railway staff demand maintenance of quarters.

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, September 04, 2013
First Published: 18:57 IST(4/9/2013) | Last Updated: 18:59 IST(4/9/2013)

The members of the Uttariya Railway Majdoor Union (URMU) have demanded that the authorities ensure maintenance of their residential quarters.

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During a meeting held at Railways Electric Shed, here on Wednesday, the members also demanded to increase the limit of bonus which is given on the occasion of Dushehra.

URMU assistant divisional secretary ML Prashar said, “The conditions of quarters for the employees are in a very bad shape and are an open invitation to a mishap.

These quarters have not been maintained for a long time. We want authorities should take immediate steps to repair the residential quarters.”

“The condition of roads is pitiable in the railway colony. These roads should be reconstructed at the earliest. The electricity wiring should be underground and all should be given permission to install air conditioners at their homes,” he added.

“We are forced to drink contaminated water. The officials concerned should take steps to clean the water supply tanks, which have not been cleaned for many months. They should ensure provision of safe drinking water for the residents,” Prashar added.

URMU member Ajay Sahni said, “The employees should be given new uniforms. There are no provisions of separate washrooms for female employees at carriage depots. Separate washrooms should be constructed soon. If our demands are not completed then we would be forced to resort to agitation.”

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