Dwarka: The woes of residents living in Sector 8 in Plot A-37 to A-48, A block, Dwarka, do not seem to be coming to an end. It is a low-lying area and hence the residents are still facing waterlogging problems despite days have passed after the heavy rain.
Fed up with the apathy of the authorities and seeing no headway, the residents themselves arranged for bricks and mortar (malba) and got the road filled. They had already complained to the authority.
RS Goyal, who has a plot in Sector 3, said, “We are still facing acute problems. As the area is low-lying, waterlogging is a consistent issue in this area. We all earnestly request the concerned authority to kindly take some immediate action on it.”
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Sadique Siddique, a resident, said, “RS Goyal, who is the owner of a plot no A-100 paid from his own pocket for three tractors to clean construction debris and got the road filled.”
He also tweeted, “The water has drained but the condition of the road is in deplorable condition now. We residents have decided to put malba to raise the level of the road.”
The water has drained but the condition of road is in deplorable condition now. we residents have decided to put malba to raise the level of road. pic.twitter.com/xMJLvxT8Jv— Sadique Siddiqui (@Sadique1407) September 14, 2021
This was the visual of Sector-8 Dwarka when it rained heavily in Delhi. A resident tweeted, “ @OfficialSdmc @ArvindKejriwal @SatyendarJain @DelhiAirport @AAI_Official @JM_Scindia please have a look and show some mercy to this so-called Upscale area of Dwarka. Delhi Airport is constantly releasing rainwater towards the residential area.”
Sector 8 Dwarka.— Sadique Siddiqui (@Sadique1407) September 11, 2021
Airport is releasing rain water in residential areas. #SaveDwarka #DelhiRains@AshishSinghLIVE @vikasbha @anjanaomkashyap @Ankit_Tyagi01 @AAI_Official @JM_Scindia @CMODelhi @DelhiAirport @Sakshitickoo2 pic.twitter.com/GXeNshdJOC
Visual of Sector-8 Dwarka— Sadique Siddiqui (@Sadique1407) September 11, 2021
@OfficialSdmc @ArvindKejriwal @SatyendarJain @DelhiAirport @AAI_Official @JM_Scindia please have a look and show some mercy to this so called Upscale area of Dwarka. Delhi Airport is constantly releasing rain water towards residential area. pic.twitter.com/7TmgZHHlsf
After the waterlogging issue which was caused in the locality of Sector 8 after rain, the residents are skeptical about similar situations that may crop up after rain in the future.
Almost in chorus, the residents said that they want a permanent solution to the problem.
Gayatri Dubey, a resident said, “We cannot even imagine such kinds of issues in the future. The authorities should ensure that this kind of situation does not emerge again.”
An SDMC official, on the condition of anonymity, said, “It was placed in front of all the residents on behalf of the DDA that the drain is to be built. Some trees are there in the middle of the road. They need to be removed for development of proper drainage system.”