Dwarka: Sector 7 park reeks of negligence
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Dwarka: Sector 7 park reeks of negligence

What’s the common excuse to avoid accountability? DDA may not be responsible for the park, but who is? And why should the residents have to bear the brunt of lack of clarity on the part of officials?

Dwarka: Sector 7 park reeks of negligence Sector 7 park in Dwarka

Open fuse boxes, naked wires, missing lights and poorly maintained walking tracks in the Sector 7 park, behind Brahma Apartments and Harsukh Apartments, paint yet another picture of civic apathy in Dwarka.  

Residents allege that the park has been like this for a long time. Munish Kundra, a resident of Brahma Apartments, complains, “The civic bodies are not serious about the deteriorating condition of the park. A lot of people use this park, and the authorities should immediately fix the naked wires — it could lead to a fatal accident any day! The rain shelter in the park is also falling apart.”


Open fuse boxes are a common sight at this park


And that’s not all. Sewage water from a leaking pipeline often waterlogs the park.

Ravi Jaitley, general secretary of Senior Citizens’ Association and a resident of Harsukh Apartments, says, "We want this park to be developed like any other neighbourhood park in Dwarka. We have repeatedly taken up the matter with DDA, but it doesn't take things seriously. The saplings that were planted here are also dead due to lack of water.”


A central mast pole is missing its fitting   


When City Spidey contacted DDA officials, one of the officers, on condition of anonymity, said that several parks smaller than 3 acres had been transferred to the municipal corporation and that the DDA could not be held accountable for them.

However, he added, if the Sector 7 park did come under DDA jurisdiction, steps would be taken to rectify the situation.