Dwarka: The footpaths are directly linked to the physical well-being of people and making the city conducive for people who love to move on foot. A lot of emphasis is given to footpaths while planning the cities. However, in a planned sub-city like Dwarka, in Sector-10 in front of market, there are footpaths that are facing utter neglect and bad upkeep.
The footpath from Sector-10 is in a complete mess. The slabs are missing on the footpath. There are lots of damaged foothpath as well. This has happened near Sector-10 market. The footpath is broken and tiles have been removed. The pathway is uneven and there are gaping holes in between.
Calling it a footpath itself is not correct since no one can actually walk on it. This is the condition of footpaths at most places. Now the situation is becoming alarming. The mentioned section of the footpath has caved in as well.
With few quick showers, we can see chaos everywhere, literally. Such is the of affairs of our civic facilities that it is very risky and at times impossible to walk on the footpaths.
Gurjeet Sharma, a resident from Harsh Apartment, Sector-10 said, “This is indeed shocking! While there are so many agencies working on different aspects of infrastructure maintenance, nobody has bothered to repair this, careless authorities should immediately look in this.”
Harshdeep Kumar, a resident from Sector-10 said, “That is indeed true. The apathy is glaring. The Delhi Development Authority, Municipal Corporation of Delhi or the Horticulture Department have just turned a blind eye to this critical and important part of the infrastructure.
Whatever be the reason for such caving in or tiles coming out of footpaths in most of the sectors of Dwarka, but this must be taken seriously by the civic bodies to ensure that such things should not happen as pedestrians use footpaths for safe access to a different part of the city on foot and such fall could prove dangerous for their lives.
CitySpidey has taken this photograph to draw the attention of the authority to make the drain properly covered for a safe passage for pedestrians.
CitySpidey connected with DDA chief engineer, AK Aggarwal, he said, “We will immediately look into this issue.”