Dwarka: The residents of nearby societies have been complaining about nuisance created by anti-social elements at Shyam Vatika Park in Sector 7, Dwarka. They are complaining that the anti-social elements are in habit of damaging plants and breaking public benches during night at the park.
Ravi Jaitely, General Secretary of Seniors Hub Dwarka and resident of Harsukh Apartment which is located adjacent to Shyam Vatika Park said, “Earlier, two persons were seen taking away a steel bench which was in dismantled condition. They were apprehended by me. I handed them over to the police and the area councillor immediately. They were quiet for some time but they have again started damaging the park.”
Mahavir Solanki, a morning walker from Palam who was instrumental in planting saplings with the help of youngsters at the park said, “It is very disappointing to see the plants getting damaged. When we reach park early in morning and start watering the plants, we see plants in damaged condition. It makes us sad. It seems drug addicts are damaging the plants.”
Samuels, another morning walker, who planted 'Date Palm' plants and goes there to water them, said, “It is sad to look at the broken benches. Leftover food, cigarette butts and plastic items can be seen scattered at the park. I hope the authorities will wake up and do something.”
SP Shokhanda, who had planted saplings of Jamun in the park, said, “When I visit the park to water the plants, I see them lying uprooted. I think anti-social elements are behind the act.”
Anil Kumar Parashar, Joint Secretary of Dwarka Forum and Head of Mission Clean and Green Dwarka said, “It has happened on the fifth or sixth occasion in the last few months. Public properties and plants are being destroyed despite reporting to local police and authorities. We need to stand up and raise our voices loudly to save trees and parks in Sector 7, Dwarka.”