Dwarka: One can see missing and damaged storm drain covers in front of the DDA vacant land between plot number 13, Sargodha Apartment and plot number 14, Krishna Kunj Apartment, in Sector 7, Dwarka.
Residents of the society said that these drains should be covered as soon as possible as they are a threat to the people residing in the society.
Anil Nayal, Executive Member of Dwarka Forum, said, “It has been brought to the notice of Executive Engineer, Assistant Engineer and Junior Engineer by sending photographs. This is the condition of footpath and stormwater drains in Sector 7 and all over Dwarka. We need to take it up with Chief Engineer, Dwarka.”
Geeta Bansal, a resident of Dwarka, said, “This is total carelessness and ignorance of DDA Dwarka officials.”
One of the residents of Dwarka Sector 7, Partha S Mondal, tweeted a high chance of an accident during the evening time.
@OfficialSdmc sir the below pavement slab is broken in the footpath way between krishna kunj and Sargodha apartment sector 7 Dwarka. Please look into the matter on urgent basis. High chance of accident during evening time. pic.twitter.com/Pj8HavXs6e— partha s mondal (@parthak2005) September 8, 2021
Delhi Development Authority replied to the tweet, “The issue has been duly noted and forwarded to the concerned department.”
The issue has been duly noted and forwarded to the concerned department.— Delhi Development Authority (@official_dda) September 9, 2021
The level of the open drain and the footpath is not the same. After dark, it becomes a more serious issue for senior citizens. Senior citizens shared that due to the bad shape of the footpath with an open storm drain, they avoid going out for a walk on the footpath after dark.
Residents of the societies along this footpath like Sargodha Apartment and plot number 14, Krishna Kunj Apartment in Sector 7 expressed their concern for a safe footpath and they appealed to the civic bodies to cover the storm drain.
The concerned DDA authority must pay heed to this issue and fix the covers immediately.