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Updated on: Tuesday, November 05, 2019, 10:57 AM IST

'In case any mishap takes place': UP govt employees wear helmets, work in building with holes in roof

Photos of electricity department employees in UP's Banda district wearing helmets to work have gone viral
Government employees in UP wear helmets to work | Photo by ANI

Government employees in UP wear helmets to work | Photo by ANI

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Uttar Pradesh: Photographs of employees wearing helmets inside a government office in Uttar Pradesh have gone viral on social media.

Employees of the electricity department in Banda district were photographed working in an office located in a dilapidated building. The roof of the room has developed several holes as the plaster has come off and a pillar in the middle of the room is holding the roof up.

"We wear helmets at work to protect ourselves in case any mishap takes place. We have informed the seniors several times about the condition of the building, but no one has taken any action in the matter. Perhaps, they are waiting for some of us to get killed before the repairs begin," said one of the employees. He said that during the rainy season, the employees bring umbrellas because the roof leaks.

The furnishings too speak loudly about the condition of the office. There are no drawers and cupboards to keep the documents and files can be seen lying in cardboard boxes.

None of the senior government officials were willing to comment on this.

Many Twitter users have expressed their outrage at the working conditions, with some bringing up construction initiatives such as the plan to create a 221-metre tall statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. One user wrote that this was how "cost-cutting should be applied in our country".

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Published on: Tuesday, November 05, 2019, 10:43 AM IST
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