Commuters beware: Many roadside trees could fall during rains in Dwarka
Dwarka: Tree falling has become very common during rains in Dwarka. It has been consistently happening since the beginning of the rainy season. Due to this, the commuters are exposed to a bigger risk while travelling on roads during rains.
Mostly, the Sheesham trees, which are affected by termites, are falling during rains. Also, the trees, whose roots are closed, are crashing. These fallen trees can be seen everywhere in the sub-city. The residents said that falling of trees is very dangerous and it could prove fatal if it lands on commuters.
“Many trees are about to fall in the stretch from Kautilya Apartments till Shaheed Bhagat Singh Apartments, Sector 13, and from Metro View Apartments till Netaji Subhash Apartments. Those trees are dangerous and could prove fatal,” said SK Singh, a resident of Sector 14.
Across the sub-city, there are many alive and dead trees which are hanging in the air and about to fall. Most of them are towards the roads and public places. But these trees have been left unnoticed by the civic agencies like DDA and MCD.
Many such trees are in parks, along the roads and inside the societies too. According to sources, there are more than thousand dead Sheesham trees across Dwarka inviting danger to the people.
Besides, hundreds of trees are sharply inclined and could fall anytime in rain.
Nitu Sharma, a resident of Sector 5 said, “Trees, which are weak at roots and heavy at canopy, could fall anytime. Similarly, the electric poles were also seen in a fallen state. Mostly, they were weak at foundation. Authorities must think upon such things seriously as these could be dangerous for lives on the roads.”
One of the DDA horticulture officials said on the condition of anonymity, “We are trying to make balance in the trees by doing their proper pruning and shifting their weights to a balanced state. Also, we have written a letter to the forest department informing about the trees which are likely to fall. Moreover, we have also written about dead trees in the area. They would be removed soon.”