Service lanes in Dwarka turn dark and unsafe after the sun sets. Lack of streetlights in the service lanes of Dwarka invite anti-social elements which pose a threat to the safety of Dwarka residents.
Ravi Kumar, a resident of Dwarka Sector 3 says, "You can see that near Astha Kunj, Sector 3 and also in Sector 13, both sides of the service lanes become dark after sunset and have become a place for hooligans. With the provision of light, the stretch could become safer. The subject has been raised several times in the meetings with police and other authorities concerned there has been no improvement."
According to information acquired from DDA officials and RWAs in the vicinity, when the sub-city was developed, lights were installed on the central verge in accordance with the plans. There was no provision of lights in the service lanes. The service lanes had to be illuminated through the lights from the electric poles on the central verge of the main roads. However, the plantation along the service lanes has grown over time, and nearly all of the service lanes are now in the darkness. Hooligans and anti-social elements use them for the consumption of liquor and other illegal activities. Snatchings of handbags, chains, and watches have also been reported when office workers returned home.
Some of the societies or the public representatives have made efforts. As a result, few LED bulbs have been provided in the sectors of Dwarka Sector 9 and Sector 6, for the security of the people. President of Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 and president of Ganpati Apartments, Advocate Dr. KS Bhati said, "The service lanes in the sub-city are among the most unsafe places. Somehow we are managing till now but, the authorities seriously need to think about the issue and the service lanes should be lit properly".