Dwarka: The drain covers are dangerously missing adjacent to a footpath in front of Saraswati School and the backside of Shiv Apartments in Sector 6, Dwarka. There is one more open manhole in front of Indraprastha School in Sector 10. It is inviting any untoward incident as anyone can easily fall into it.
The level of the open drain and the footpath is almost the same. After dark, it becomes a more serious issue for senior citizens. Senior citizens shared that due to such bad shape of the footpath with an open drain, they avoid going out for a walk on the footpath after dark.
Residents of the societies along this footpath like Pacific Apartments, Eligible Group CGHS and Shiv Shakti Apartments expressed their concern for a safe footpath and they appealed to the civic bodies to make the open drain properly covered soon.
Ashok Jha, a resident of Sector 6 said, “The drains are telling the truth of callousness by SDMC. I don’t understand why they don’t take it seriously and clean it properly. They should do it as soon as possible.”
In sectors 6 and 10, the open manholes are not even visible. Some manholes have been covered with bushes and dry horticulture waste, making the situation even more dangerous.
Ganga Pathak, a commuter said, “Uncovered drains or broken drain covers in different locations of Dwarka have become a nightmare for commuters as well as for pedestrians. It is very dangerous as there is no street light as well.”
Vivek Gupta, a resident of Sector 10 said, “With most drains not being cleaned for a year or more now, most of these channels are full of silt and garbage too. It can bring lots of in-borne diseases.”
These issues are in desperate need of the attention of the concerned authorities.