Dwarka: Open stormwater drains dangerous for pedestrians in Sector 7

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Dwarka: Open stormwater drains dangerous for pedestrians in Sector 7

Residents of the society said that these drains should be covered as soon as possible

Dwarka: Open stormwater drains dangerous for pedestrians in Sector 7

Dwarka: There is an untended problem of open stormwater drains across the sectors of Dwarka. One can see missing drain covers on the footpath at the corner of  Sidhartha Kunj Apartments in Sector 7, Dwarka.

CitySpidey, in its continuous effort to highlight basic civic issues, has come up with a photo story, which shows the poor state of an open storm drain near Sector 7.

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.

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Dinesh Nayar, a resident of Sidhartha Kunj Apartments said, “This issue has been raised so many times and authorities don't pay any attention.”

Besides, the drains on the footpath can be been left open, making it difficult and dangerous for pedestrians to walk over.

Anil Nayal, Executive Member of Dwarka Forum, said, “It is so dangerous for residents and commuters in evenings and authorities should take immediate action.”

They are constantly under threat of diseases such as malaria, dengue, skin infection and many others.

Sonal Chauhan, a resident of Sector 7 said, “With most drains not being cleaned for a month or more now, most of these channels are full of silt and garbage too. It can bring lots of vector-borne diseases.

The department concerned, looking after these works, should take this issue into their concern and do the needful in order to make the footpath completely safe and available for the walkers.