The above picture shows a footpath along the metro corridor just in front of Sector 13 metro station in the sub-city of Dwarka. Footpaths are considered a safe area that pedestrians use as a right and convenience. But what if these footpaths themselves become a source of grave danger to the life and limbs of pedestrians.
The given picture illustrates this point quite effectively. Here one can see a person using a footpath. The area he is crossing shows a large portion of the footpath where it has caved in along an open drain.
The person in the picture is forced to use a narrow strip of land in order to avoid the traffic on the main road and also to avoid falling into the caved-in area. This spot of caved-in pavement can be particularly dangerous after dark. The particular area is quite easily visible and there is no doubt about the danger it poses. Still, there is no effort from the authorities to take any step to make this safer for the pedestrians. let alone repair the caved-in pavement, the authorities have not even bothered to cordon off the collapsed pavement, in order to protect the unaware pedestrians. One can also see there are many missing drain covers in the stretch too.