Dwarka: It rained a little in South West Delhi over the weekend and it led to flooding and water logging on Dwarka Expressway. Children were seen swimming in the logged water. This happened because of the lack of proper drainage channels for sewage.
Residents sarcastically tweeted saying, “Residents get free swimming pool at Dwarka Expressway”. Residents said the situation is pathetic all across from sector 84 to 115 of Gurugram. There is a high risk of health issues as authorities are not serious enough about missing drainage channels. Residents also said that it is not just the rainwater but also a mixture of sewage water which is coming from Sikanderpur drain entering into residential sectors of Gurugram. They also said that Gurugram's 800 meter drain construction has been pending for the last 2 years, but till now, no action has taken place but just assurance.
Just Delhi things during monsoon. Dwarka Expressway flooded after heavy rains hit the region. Children take a dive in the newly made swimming pool. @BabanCapt @amityadav2021 @ShivamG15084005 @Dwarka_Highway @sareendwarka pic.twitter.com/nlOH8b7cGj— CitySpidey (@city_spidey) September 27, 2021
Cityspidey talked to some residents to know their concerns.
Neha Goyal, working professional and resident of Emaar Imperial Gardens, Sector 102, Gurugram, said, “We have repeatedly highlighted the poor state of roads and drainage system in and around Dwarka Expressway to NHAI, MCG, and CMO, yet no concrete action has been taken till date. The roads are risky to travel making commuting difficult for emergency services like ambulances. Residents live in threat of Dengue/Malaria due to water accumulation. Govt bodies let large swathes of land be developed by large builders regardless of whether civic amenities such as drainage systems were put in place. The residents in so-called luxury or High class builder society are still struggling for basic amenities despite spending hefty amounts on EDC/Registration charges”.
Another resident, Baban Rai, resident of Emaar Imperial Gardens, said, “Rain has been like a curse for the residents living in societies on Dwarka Expressway. Whenever it rains, adjoining areas of the societies are turned into lakes and the Dwarka expressway turns into swimming pool. In spite of several representations from the RWAs, Gurugram concerned authorities have not woken up and perhaps they are waiting for some disaster to happen”.
"Dwarka Expressway and Dwarka Upper Expressway (75 Meter Road), these two roads are the only source of Delhi-Gurgaon connectivity except NH 8 but both these roads are in bad shape. People invested all their money, most of them took a loan to buy their home but are being forced to live in pathetic conditions. Water accumulation is happening in almost 25 acres area land in Sector 10w Gurgaon for last 2 months, request letter to CMO and Commissioner MCG have been given but nothing has been done in this regard. I can't understand what kind of monitoring system is in force”, said Amit Yadav, a resident of Emaar Imperial Gardens.