Unilluminated inner roads and back lanes render Sector 12 unsafe after dark
Dwarka: Roads inside Sector 12 of the sub-city have, of late, become a cause of safety and security concern these days. Most of these roads are not well lit and hence are lying in the dark.
These are the inner roads of the sector close to residential societies. Back lanes and service lanes of the societies too are not illuminated properly rendering them unsafe for commuters after dark.
Residents here say antisocial elements use the darkness as a cover to carry on with their nefarious activities like boozing in the open, snatching etc. such dark back lanes and inner lanes can be found behind Sri Hari Apartments, Sahyadri Apartments, Gangotri Apartments and also the societies Ashoka Enclave, Upkari Apartment, Ashirvad Apartments, Dwarkadheesh Apartments etc.
President of Gangotri Apartments' RWA, Umesh Kala, said, "The lane of the society turns dark after sunset due to dysfunctional streetlights or missing fittings of the poles. People of the area have raised the issue time and again in the meetings with the authorities, yet the problem persists."
Residents and RWAs of the societies lament that the lanes provide the perfect setting for the hooligans and anti-social elements to indulge in their nocturnal activities. The dark lanes, they say pose a security threat to them.
"Incidence of theft and snatching reported in the past owed it to the darkness pervading in the streets," said Anjna Sinha, ex-general secretary of RWA, Dwarkadheesh apartments Sector 12.
President of Sri Hari Apartments, NC Mishra, said, "I have noticed fittings missing from the poles. Also, the streetlights are hidden under trees and hence are of no use. If there is infrastructure, it should work properly. The civic bodies should take the matter seriously."