Dwarka: Inclined trees have become a cause of worry for people living in Dwarka. There are hundreds of trees which are dangerously inclining towards the roads. They are posing threats to people moving on roads.
These trees are on the footpaths and at the central verge of the master plan roads and the other roads inside the sectors. Along master plan road 201, master plan road 226, master plan road 202 etc, such trees can be seen.
CitySpidey spoke to a cyclist who got badly injured when she collided with an inclined tree a few months back. She had stitches on her head. As per her, she could not anticipate the tree as there was a vehicle ahead of her. She was surprised at the manner in which she received the injury. She said that she did not expect an inclined tree on the road.
“In Sector 3, 13 and 14, there are many such trees. On master plan roads, such trees could be seen. Like me others could also get hurt or even such trees could prove to be fatal. The authorities should look into this matter and such trees should either be removed or transplanted to other places,” said the cyclist.
The incident of the cyclist is not the first one as there are many other incidents where commuters were hurt after colliding with dangerously inclined trees towards the road from the footpath. Some trees can also be seen in fallen state. These trees are lying on the footpaths creating hindrance to the pedestrians too.
In front of Kautilya Apartments in Sector 14, there is a Sheesham tree which is inclined towards the main road as it may fall anytime. It is affected by termites and has become weak from the root. Environment lovers and activists said that such trees are getting weak due to rain and small space at the base to expand. They suggested DDA to look into the matter.
In meetings with RWAs and social organisations, the horticulture department of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has assured to do the needful several times but things are still not seen on ground.
The officials informed on the condition of anonymity that they had written to the forest department for permission to remove these trees which could be dangerous for the people, but that too seems to be a cumbersome official process. People have requested the DDA to remove such trees but it all depends on the willingness of the authority.