Dwarka: The footpath opposite Manzil, Sarvesanjhi Gayatri Apartments in Sector-9 are under complete darkness and the dead trees are blocking the passage. The footpath looks like a death channel.
The residents of Sector 9, Dwarka, are miffed with the DDA Horticulture Department for leaving dead trees on the service lane, which in turn are blocking the view and acting as a hurdle for pedestrians.
KS Bhati, President of Federation of residents of RWA and societies of Sector 9 said, “Let authorities take immediate action to undo any catastrophic mishap.”
He added, “Concerned DDA engineers are requested to do an inspection and necessary work urgently.”
According to the residents, the tree pruning work and dead tree lying on the lane has been going on for months and clipped tree branches have been left uncleared in front of Manzil Apartments and Sarvesannjhi Apartments.
RS Sharma, who resides at the Sarvesanjhi Apartments, said, “They are throwing all the pruned branches in nearby places and when we tell them to clear the place, they say it is not their job and that the same will be done in the morning by garbage collectors.
The authorities are doing nothing to clear the footpath and remove the branches of the trees from the footpath and roads. Some dead trees on the road create blind spots while taking a turn, making the area accident-prone.
Such tree branches are not only creating problems during walks but also hiding street lights and that can cause many accidents. These aspects are also making the footpaths unsafe for pedestrians.
Ajay Patil, a resident of Mazil Apartments, said, “The trimmed branches are lying on footpaths since the last three days and could soon become places for mosquito breeding if not cleared soon. Cases of dengue are already on the rise, so the authority needs to be more cautious.”
The authority needs to look into this matter as soon as possible.