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Delhi Metro | Operators on Strike since April 17 against the ‘discriminatory’ policies of DMRC

New Delhi :  A surprised visit by our team, the train operators of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) were found on protest at Yamuna Bank Metro Station platform. These train operators continue their protest on the 27th day but insensitive DMRC Management seems in no mood to hear their voices.

The entire operations staff including train operators of DMRC are protesting by wearing black ribbons in their arms since April 17 against the ‘discriminatory’ policies of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

“We are working, operating trains and after that, we come here to protest in 40-degree temp, employees are getting exhausted and that is even risky for the safety of passengers as we need 100 percent focus while operating trains, but authorities are not concerned for any of this,” said Ravi Bhardvaz, a member of DMRC staff council.

“It was started on April 17 by wearing a black ribbon on left hand, but the insensitive management, rather than listening to our problems started to threaten us to end protest or face disciplinary action. They even send show cause notices to some 15 people,” he added.

“There is a lack of standard Policy in DMRC which need to be reformed for betterment, sustainability and Good work culture of the organization in long run,” said Ravi Bhardwaj, Member Staff Council.

The protesters have also threatened to intensify their protest and said they will further shave their heads and go on “hunger strike” if their demands are not met by the authorities.

”From May 1, we had given up our facilities including restrooms and working from platforms without taking rests. If the authorities don’t listen to us we will go on a hunger strike. We will come and operate trains but will not sign off and continuously work without having food,” Ravi Bhardwaj told to Media.

“We are working, operating trains and after that, we come here to protest in 40-degree temp, employees are getting exhausted and that is even risky for the safety of passengers as we need 100 percent focus while operating trains, but authorities are not concerned for any of this,” he added further.

However, the protesting employees said they have no plans to directly halt metro services but due to incapacity metro services could be halted.

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