Dwarka: Decrepit, encroached footpaths cry for attention

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Dwarka: Decrepit, encroached footpaths cry for attention

The more time we take to rectify this issue, the more problematic it will become for us

Dwarka: Decrepit, encroached footpaths cry for attention

Dwarka: The streets, sidewalks and suburbs of any city are an important part of its identity. For many years, it seems that the footpaths of Dwarka are not being paid attention to. 

Encroachment and lack of repairs make Dwarka footpaths redundant

Many footpaths of Dwarka have been damaged to such an extent that no one can walk on them. Officials have turned a deaf ear to the complaints as the problem persists.

Slabs are broken, open drains in the footpath, roads are damaged, and dirty. How can citizens walk on that footpath? That's the reason people walk on the road despite the danger it invites. 

Besides, what's happening now is that the street vendors are encroaching the footpath. When there is a law for footpaths, it must be followed and the footpaths must be maintained. There can be some economical activity on it, but it must be systematic. 

Encroached footpaths in Dwarka

As we are discussing this issue, there is an encroachment by a beggar on the footpath. It is now that they all have started settling on them slowly. We have been raising this issue for a long time. But the local administration is silent. The more time we take to rectify this issue, the more problematic it will become for us.

As long as there are illegal activities, as long as it becomes difficult to establish the rule of law, this problem will persist. The government departments must take action as anyone who can occupy the pavement by force starts living on it. After all, they must protect government properties.

We request all the departments, civil and police, to remove encroachers: beggars or vendors from the footpaths. 

We hope that Dwarka Administration DC/DM, DCP Dwk/CE DDA/ DC SDMC, will take joint action to solve this problem so that confidence can be reinstated for the authorities among the residents of Dwarka.