Dwarka: Open manholes with missing drain covers have become a common sight in Dwarka. These open manholes with missing drain covers can be spotted on footpaths on the master plan roads and footpaths within the sectors. This poses a safety threat to pedestrians and commuters in the sub-city. One such open drain can be found in the front of the parking entrance of Vardhman Mall, Sector 23, Dwarka, and nearby locations.
CitySpidey talked to residents of Dwarka Sector-23 and nearby areas to understand more about this issue. Kanta Devi, a street vendor, Who sits beside the open drain selling diyas and Karwachauth items says, "I have to face lots of problems sitting here for my work. It smells so foul and there are several mosquitoes here. The situation became worse during rain because the drains overflows and mosquito bites can invite diseases like dengue and malaria."
She further adds, "Also, the area near this parking entrance is very dirty. MCD or any other authority concerned isn't paying heed to the sanitation of this area. This open drain is not just bothering me and fellow vendors, but also our customers and other vendors."
According to Satinder Kumar, another shop owner at Vardhman Mall, The issue has been unresolved for the last 2 years and no serious action has been taken till now. "Residents of nearby societies have filed several complaints but still, no improvement is seen" says he.