Two years on, dust haze left after sewer work on road lingers on
Two years on, dust haze left after sewer work on road lingers on
Nishi Bhat
Two years on, dust haze left after sewer work on road lingers on
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Two years on, dust haze left after sewer work on road lingers on

Many people might have seen construction material in bulk on Manglam to Narwana road dumped carelessly in the open. The rubble is lying unattended for long. But no one from the civic agency came forward to remove it. 

Since the construction material is not covered, the entire area is engulfed in the thick haze created by it. Commuters negotiating the road are forced to inhale the dust in the atmosphere generated by some incomplete road work. 

Recently, RWAs of the nearby societies have written a letter to the concerned authority to resolve this issue.

The road connecting Manglam with Narwana was not in such a pathetic condition two years ago. Last year, in the month of January, a 3-km stretch of the road was dug up for the laying of a sewer line. Ever since the construction material is lying there.

The workers engaged in the construction of the sewer line left the road trodden behind after completion of their job. The locals have raised the issue time and again in vain. It was the responsibility of the Public Works Department (PWD) to repair the damaged road. But the Central government agency was found wanting.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Pollution control board(DPCC), in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court,  ordered a ban on all construction work with immediate effect. This gave the dump a new lease on the road.  

The construction material lying on the roadside is creating problems for commuters and school-going children as well. More than ten school buses pass through this road every day along with public and private vehicles, which create dust on the road. The situation gets worse in the morning hours when the school buses, along with DTC buses stop at the same bus stop. 

People here are often seen covering their nose with handkerchief or mask to avoid the dust. 

Madhulika Goel of Ankur RWA said that it was just in front of the Ankur Apartment, and we residents of the society have to inhale the polluted air. Hope the concerned authorities will look into the matter and take steps to remove the dump.