Dwarka: We often expect a respite from the extreme summers of Delhi when the monsoon arrives. However, there is a sad side to the monsoon arrival as after the heavy rains, the residents of Dwarka sectors 11, 7, 2, 3, 23, 22, 8 and Dwarka Mor are facing the waterlogging problem in their societies and on main roads.
With that, there is a fear of vector-borne diseases among people. The season is conducive for such diseases and if the accumulated water does not clear soon, people can get diseases. Some of the societies are also facing power cuts and truncated water supply. Lifts are also not working in some societies.
Societies in low-lying areas were flooded with water and people were asking for help in different WhatsApp resident groups sharing the photographs of their plight. Last year, many societies and roads had turned into a swimming pool after the rains. The civic bodies in Dwarka have failed to address the perennial waterlogging problem.
Joginder Singh, a resident of Sector 22, said, “The whole lane towards sectors 22 and 23 has become so hard to cross after rain.”
Anil Kundra, a resident of Sector 11, IDC CGHS and a member of Dwarka Forum, said, “Yes, we do have a lot of waterlogging issues in front of Sector 11, Gate Number 2. After every shower, commuters are facing a lot of problems and I have raised a lot of complaints to the officials but there was no resolution yet.”
Anil Nayal, a resident of Dwarka 7, said, “There is waterlogging on Ramphal Chowk road because the bell mouth of drains is either blocked or cemented.”
Rahul Tyagi, a resident in Dwarka Sector 2, said, “The stagnant water is a breeding ground for such diseases and in monsoon season, the chances of spreading these diseases are always high.”
This is complete negligence on the part of civic bodies like the Delhi Development Authority and Municipal Corporation of Delhi. If they clean the drains before the monsoon, Dwarka residents wouldn't face any problems. The residents want the issue to be resolved and the internal drainage system to be maintained properly.
Piyush Sharma, a resident of Sector 2, said, “Entire Dwarka is treated well except Sector 2. The whole DDA Pocket 2, Sector 2, has heavy waterlogging. This is a serious health scare.”
Bharat Jaiswal, a resident in Dwarka Mor, said, “Dwarka Mor metro station is full of waterlogging and it is happening since long whenever it rains. We need authorities to pay attention.”
Not only the major roads but internal roads are having waterlogging issues. The residents dread the several vector-borne diseases that spread due to stagnant water.
Manisha Nagar, another resident of Sector 3, said, “Several cases of dengue and malaria were registered last year. All the drain lines should be cleared before it becomes a health hazard for the residents.”
A DDA official on the condition of anonymity said that the subject would be taken into concern and the needful will be done.