The roads of Dwarka have become unsafe. This time, it is not due to potholes or open manholes but we have a tree inclined dangerously towards the road to credit for this. The tree is well grown and the heavy canopy size has damaged its root surface, causing it to bend.
Some of such trees can be seen fallen on footpaths. Recently, two well grown trees were seen lying on main road in uprooted state. One tree was seen near the signal of Sector 22/23 near DDA pocket Sector 22 and the other was seen in Sector 7 in front of Bank Market.
It has been observed that mainly such trees are Sheesham trees and they are attacked by termites. This causes them to bend or fall. Residents and commuters say that such trees are very dangerous and could be dangerous for any vehicle on the road.
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Experts said that the wrongly planted trees have fallen due to weak roots and closed space for its base. The experts have also blamed it on the unscientific pruning which disturbs the balance of the trees.
Across Dwarka, there are several trees, on the verge of dying and falling on the roads. According to officials of DDA, there are more than 500 dead Sheesham trees across Dwarka posing threat to the commuters on the roads. These trees are either bended and can fall anytime.
RWAs are requesting the authorities concerned to take proper and quick action on this issue.