Dwarka: The residents of Dwarka are fed up with the untended problem of an open drain that runs in front of Sector 10 Dwarka market and opposite the Sports complex. According to the residents, the work to cover up that drain is going on but the pace is slow.
The residents complain that the drain is clogged with plastic and construction waste. The shopkeepers whose shops are near this drain complain that the stagnant water leads to mosquito breeding.
According to the residents, this issue is not new. Such open drains pose a risk of commuters or pedestrians falling into. Residents also say that they have to jump across the open drain to reach the market as there is no other way.
A shopkeeper, on the condition of anonymity, says, "This drain is causing many problems for us because we need to stay here the whole day at our shop. The smell, dust, and mosquitos are making things worse for us day by day. It's high time that construction work should be done at full pace to end this. It is also affecting our shop sales because people are avoiding buying anything from this market."
Praveen Sharma, a resident of Dwarka Sector 12, says "There is so much dust, pollution, mosquitos and also noise pollution in that market. I think the noise of construction is high but the speed of work is very slow. I'm a daily passerby because I reside in a nearby society. I came here to buy things for my daily use because I don't have any other option. For the past several months, the condition is the same and no improvement is seen."