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Jaipur mayor treats slum dwellers, JMC employees to ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’

Strike of sanitation contractors continues in the city

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February 1, 2018, 3:46 pm

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Jaipur Mayor with JMC employees and officials at a multiplex in the city on Sunday.

Jaipur: Jaipur Mayor Ashok Lahoti treated nearly 1200 slum dwellers and over 800 officials and employees of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) to Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ on Sunday.

The objective was to spread awareness about sanitation and cleanliness in the city. While the JMC officials and employees were enjoying the show, heaps of garbage were on full display at several places due to the ongoing strike of sanitation contractors. The strike has been going on for the past five days. The garbage threatens to spread contagious diseases in several residential colonies.

A multiplex in the city was booked from 9 am to 3 pm. Slum dwellers and JMC employees and officials watched the movie shows. Mayor Lahoti said that the movie gives a good message about cleanliness, an issue that the city is grappling with.

“I hope they will feel a bit motivated after watching the movie,” Lahoti said.

On the other hand, the sanitation contractors’ strike continued on Sunday. They alleged that JMC owed them Rs 20 crore. BVG India that has the contract to collect garbage from households is transporting it to the dumping stations in the city, but it is not being collected and transported to the garbage disposal sites.

Contractors alleged that the mayor hadn’t shown any interest in ending the deadlock.

First published: August 21, 2017