The workers of three municipal corporations on Monday told Delhi High Court they would call off their strike by the evening. The court asked workers to resume their duties since their salaries for January were released. The Indian Express reported that many employees said they still had not received the money, but the bench said they would receive it soon as some zonal offices were closed.

The court will hear the matter again on February 10 when it will take up employees’ salary arrears. Workers of the municipal corporations of Delhi told the bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayanth Nath that the trifurcation of the corporations has led to expenditure increasing three-fold. Workers have sought unification of the three corporations.

Last week the court slammed MCD employees for holding the city to ransom and going on strike for what is now almost two weeks. Civic workers said that they had not been paid for many months, while the Delhi government said they had released funds for MDC salaries. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had alleged a conspiracy and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the missing funds.