Dwarka: The safety and security of one of the planned localities, Dwarka has been affected due to dark stretches and dark spots. The whole sub-city has been suffering due to such spots and stretches. People feel unsafe on roads, parks and even around their residential pockets due to lack of proper light, shadows created by trees and defunct electrical infrastructure.
Many electric poles can be seen on main roads and in the back lanes of the societies without light.
There are also stretches inside the sectors where either dim lights or no lights can be seen.
On Sunday night, CitySpidey had a tour of the city and found that even the master plan roads were dark. The road between Sector 10 and 11 was completely dark. It remained dark till the T-point on road number 205.
Road number 202 had either dark spots or dim lights from Ashirvad Chowk towards the chowk of Sector 12/13/3/4. Further towards Sector 18 along the road between Sector 12/13, there was a long dark stretch.
While turning to the right towards sectors 17 and 16 from Crescent Chowk, there was darkness till Peepal Apartments in Sector 17. The services lanes and lanes inside the societies were also found to be dark.
Ramesh Mumukshu, a resident of Sector 16B has been raising the issue of darkness in Dwarka. He said, “This is surprising that even after 20 years of this city, the roads are dark. This is unfortunate for a model sub-city like Dwarka.”
One could see darkness in the service lanes of sectors 14 and 3 in service lanes. The darkness inside the sector can be seen in sectors 6, 7 and 10. As shared by the residents, there are more such sectors where the internal roads are dark.
Suman Malik, a resident of Youngster Apartments in Sector 6 said, “Internal roads are not properly lit. The road which passes from the middle of the sector towards sectors 5 and 4 also has dark spots and stretches. Authorities need to look into the matter.”
Resident bodies have been raising the issues in front of police and civic bodies. They too take initiative, yet the city is facing the darkness. President of Ganpati Apartments in Sector 9, KS Bhati said, “A collective effort is needed with the help of RWAs and authorities. A proper mapping should be done and points should be fixed. People are ready to help the authorities.”