Locals visiting the Power Department office in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda district were greeted to an unusual sight on Monday. Employees of the electricity department were seen wearing helmets as they went about doing their daily chores. The reason being the dilapidated condition of the building.
The employees said they wore helmets to protect themselves if by chance the building roof crashes on them. The incident came to light when news agency ANI tweeted out the pictures.
“It’s the same condition since I joined 2 yrs ago…” ANI quoted an employee as saying. Though the employees complained to authorities about the condition of the building, they claim no measures were taken.
Look at the pictures below:
Banda: Employees of electricity dept wear helmets to protect themselves from any untoward incident while working in dilapidated office building. One of the employees says,”It’s the same condition since I joined 2 yrs ago. We’ve written to authorities but there is no response”. pic.twitter.com/S3MYarY6zi
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 4, 2019
The viral pictures clearly portray the decrepit condition of the building, with holes in the roof and papers and files scattered across a room that does not even have drawers or cupboards. A pillar in the middle of the room holds everything together.
Netizens were quick to react to the post and called out the authorities for not providing safe working conditions to the employees. Take a look at some of the comments:
Jahanpnah is busy in building statues
— mohit tripathi (@trpmohit) November 4, 2019
Desh badal Raha Hain
— shibu abraham (@shibuab10461614) November 4, 2019
Not surprised at all.
— Dr. Sridhar Rao (@microrao) November 4, 2019
Guess where is all the public money going?
— Tushar Katyal (@tusharkatyal_) November 4, 2019
Where are we as country heading ? No progress even after many technologies available
— Padm (@Padm32516543) November 4, 2019