Rain over, East Delhi residents still struggle with waterlogged potholes
New Delhi: The National Capital witnessed the second rainiest January this year in a decade. However, it has made life worse for people of East Delhi.
The roads in the area are riddled with potholes which has resulted in waterlogging causing difficulty to residents and commuters.
One would be greeted with broken roads and potholes on a visit to Shastri Park, an area with dense population. Commuters find it diffucult to commute due to stagnant water.
Manohar, a resident of Dilshad Garden, said, “We are facing this problem for a long time. We have long been demanding a smooth road but in vain. Every political party make promises but no one fulfills. We feel cheated.”
Stagnant rain water gives rise to vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria etc. Councilor of the area said that water drainage of the area is not proper. Silt is not cleaned. He said that they complained several times to Public Work Department (PWD) and Jal Board.