Mangaluru: Mangaluru City South MLA Vedavyas Kamath on Friday March 17 visited aAake area where sewerage workers were on a dharna and held talks with the workers.
The workers then decided to restart the sewerage system following the assurance given by the MLA. This has solved the sewerage management problem that had worsened in the City over the past few days.
The sit-in protest began in Bengaluru demanding direct recruitment/direct payment of outsourced employees, which began on Monday March 13 and sewerage workers in the City, have been protesting for the past five days.
As a result, the drainage problem in the City had worsened by Friday. MLA Vedavyas Kamath, along with the Mayor and Commissioner, held a meeting with the workers.
After the meeting, MLA Vedavyas Kamath said that protests have been going on across the State for the last five days and the workers are fighting in a just manner. They must be entitled to privileges. However, the workers have been convinced that the people of Mangaluru are suffering a lot due to this. Sincere efforts will be made to fulfill the demands of the workers. Following this, the workers have promised to end the protest immediately and start the drainage system,” he said.
Mangaluru City Commissioner Channabasappa said, “We have no objection to the protest by sewage workers. But it needs to be ensured that the basic amenities of the public are not disturbed.” He urged them to cooperate in this regard.
Mangaluru Mayor Jayananda Anchan, Deputy Mayor Poornima, Chief Whip Premananda Shetty, Standing Committee Presidents Kishore Kottari, Shakeela Kava, Former Mayor Diwakar, Corporators Sudhir Shetty Kannur, Jayashree Kudva and others were present.
After the meeting, the workers, who sat on a dharna, said, “MLA Vedavyas Kamath has promised to listen to our problems and respond honestly. Three major promises have been made. In this context, we have decided to start the sewerage maintenance work. Our support will continue till justice is done to the fight at the State level.”