Dwarka: One of the busiest markets of Dwarka, Sector 10 market, has been in a pathetic condition for quite some time now. Many issues including bad roads, damaged surface, scattered garbage, no cleaning, encroachments etc were found in the market.
These problems are being faced by visitors on a daily basis. Residents of the area said that neither the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) nor the municipal corporation was taking any notice of the existing problems related to the maintenance of the market premises.
Harsh Sharma, a resident of Sector 10, said, “The market is poorly maintained by the civic bodies. No regular lifting of garbage is there. Also, all the green space is being used for dumping garbage and other materials.”
“Besides, the premises is often filled with sewer water due to overflow. DDA or South Delhi Municipal Corporation, both have the maintenance responsibility but they have done nothing. This is sad that despite such a planned market, there are such basic issues,” he added.
The market is in the heart of the city and is one of the most popular markets in the area. Visitors said that the surface of the premises had been in a damaged state for a long time. Some of the visitors complained about it to the concerned agencies on phone but nothing happened.
Jitender Diwan, a resident of Sector 10, said, “I asked about the subject to SDMC and DDA officials as to why the surface is broken but they passed the buck. The surface is getting worse because of bad roads .”
The market people were reluctant to say anything openly. They said that the current situation is there because of the influential people in the market and the condition is getting worse day by day.
A shop owner said on the condition of anonymity, “There are violations and they are in connivance of influential people and administration. They allow the unauthorised vendors to encroach. The eateries, running illegally by encroaching the open space, put their waste randomly and also outside the garbage. This causes overflow of garbage and filthy atmosphere in the area.”
“Not only this but also green space has encroached. So, in this scenario, any improvement is far-sighted,” he added.
On the subject, DDA and SDMC officials said that they will look into it and take proper action against the violation. They also said that the lacking of civic amenities would be improved.