Dwarka: Naked wires pose electrocution risk to park visitors
Dwarka: Open and naked wires lying on the ground have become a common sight in the parks of the Dwarka sub-city. It includes open junction and fuse boxes. Now with the rainy season, these naked wires are inviting danger to the visitors.
Mainly, the children are vulnerable to such wires as they face potential risk of electrocution. Be it DDA parks or the parks of municipal corporation, all are in the same state.
Visitors say that they fear while taking a walk at the parks especially after the rain. These naked wires lie hidden within the grass or bushes near the electric panel or junction. Normally, they are not seen due to its small size but it can flow current when the surface is wet after the rain.
Sometimes pets get an electric shock while roaming in the park. Though they were not seriously injured, the incidents created a fear in the community.
A resident of Sector 6, RK Singh said that a boy was injured in an electric shock at the park due to a hidden naked wire in the bushes a couple of years back.
“Though he didn't get a serious injury, but it could have been serious. Authorities should look into the matter and ensure that there is no such wire, box or open junction in parks,” said Singh.
Community people say that there are many such parks where such open boxes and naked wires have been in the same state for more than a year.
A resident of Harsukh Apartments in Sector 7, Ravi Jaitely said, “I have been watching the neighbourhood park of Sector 7. The box or junction, which was open last year, is in the same state till now. So, you can make out how serious the authorities are. Such things must be taken seriously so that any mishappening could be avoided.”