Dwarka: The members of Dwarka Forum on Tuesday met with AK Agarwal, Chief Engineer (Dwarka), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to raise civil and electrical issues. The Executive Engineers, Assistant Engineers of various Civil and Electrical Divisions also participated in the meeting.
Sushil Kumar, President; AS Chhatwal, General Secretary; with executive members Mahesh Tak, Anil Kundra, Kamlesh Bajaj and Kaushal Khanna attended the meeting on behalf of Dwarka Forum.
Dwarka Forum handed over a letter to Chief Engineer on various civic and electrical issues of Dwarka sub-city pertaining to the DDA.
The forum discussed the status of various ongoing projects like Bharat Vandana Park in Sector 20, sports complex in sectors 8 and 23, football stadium in Sector-19, stormwater drain in sectors 8 and 20, district court with Indira Gandhi Hospital, etc.
Urgent need for re-painting on all zebra crossings, replacement/repairing of damaged highrise direction boards, replacement of broken/missing drain covers, repairing of broken boundary walls of DDA's vacant plots and removal of encroachments from footpaths particularly near markets etc were discussed.
The issue of waterlogging in different areas of Dwarka sub-city, particularly in the recent rains, was discussed in detail. The forum also discussed the requirements of flyovers at intersections of sectors 1, 2, 6 and 7, Rajapuri crossing, Dwarka Mor T-point and widening of existing Palam-Dwarka flyover for improvement of traffic conditions of Dwarka sub-city.
The forum also enquired about the progress of handing over/taking over some roads and maintenance work between DDA and PWD/SDMC and it was informed that there is not much progress.
The members also shared the feedback received from Dwarka residents and discussed the requirements of multilevel parking facilities near markets of sectors 6, 10, 4, 5, 11, and 12 as well as near Ramphal Chowk market.
It was decided that the requirement of flyovers, multilevel car parking facilities and disposal of already earmarked vacant plots will be discussed by Dwarka Forum in detail with the Planning Department of DDA.
During discussions, it was also decided that sector-wise surveys will be conducted by already nominated Dwarka Forum volunteers with Executive Engineer(s) of the respective divisions.
Dwarka Forum requested for electrification of dark spot areas, replacement of rusted street light poles and removal of cables/wires tied on DDA's Street light poles by private cable operators/internet companies etc.
Sushil Kumar, President of Dwarka Forum, said, “I was present and led the delegation. It was good interaction and we expect DDA to take immediate action, especially on the broken road, zebra crossing, dark spot, non-functional street light issues. It is also not clear what will happen to hand over/taking over which also worries me. We expect the pragmatic approach of DDA to deal with current and future traffic as lots of projects like Bharat Vandana, IICC, Diplomatic enclave etc are coming which will increase traffic flow many fold. We will also meet soon with the planning division as advised by CE. But entry-exit and traffic management of Dwarka is a big issue that needs immediate attention.”
The Chief Engineer and other concerned Senior officials of DDA took note of all the points that emanated from the discussions. The Chief Engineer (Dwarka) assured to take all possible steps on the issues discussed and to make citizens life more comfortable.