An open manhole can be found just at the T point on the footpath near Dwarka Sector 8, B block, MCD park. The location of the manhole makes it a potential danger for the area residents. Residents highlight that it becomes hard to spot this drain after dark. This is one of the busiest roads in Dwarka. The residents of Dwarka, Bagdola, Rajnagar, and Palam use this road to commute. Along with that, open drains can be spotted in the area creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes and posing a threat to commuters as well.
CitySpidey talked to residents of Dwarka Sector-8, B block to understand more about this issue.
BS Tripathi, 69, RWA secretary of Dwarka Sector 8, B block says, "This open manhole is situated in the middle of the T-point which makes things worse. It's a residential area and people are living just opposite this manhole. If something wrong happens who will be responsible for the loss?"
He further stated, "We have filed several complaints about every issue in our area whether its about MCD park, street lights, open drains and manholes, broken footpaths and lack of cleanliness but never get a positive response. There are around 10 issues right now which stand unsolved. But it's high time that authorities need to pay attention to our area because it connects Dwarka to Palam."
Madhuri Rani (45), a resident of Dwarka Sector 8, B block says, "Such open drains are a potential danger for area residents. Moreover, they reveal the irresponsible behaviour of civic bodies. I'm concerned about the children in our area because winter is here and the kids cycle outside. This open manhole needs to be covered because this can be dangerous."
Open drains and manholes have become a common sight in Dwarka these days. There have been many incidents where pedestrians and commuters have fallen into open manholes. Whether it's a master plan road footpath or a footpath within the sectors, the drain covers seem to be missing. Residents allege that things turn dangerous at night when it becomes difficult to spot the open manholes.