Why a broken wall has residents of Manas Apts on edge
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Why a broken wall has residents of Manas Apts on edge

They believe the wall will give miscreants easy entry into the society.

Why a broken wall has residents of Manas Apts on edge

Residents of Manas Apartments, a society in Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension, are concerned that a damaged boundary wall under the Metro line will jeopardise the society’s security.

The wall falls under the jurisdiction of Public Works Department (PWD) and had collapsed some two or three years back.

Residents fear that the broken wall will allow easy access to miscreants who want to reach the society.

Last month, a similar broken wall had allowed a group of thieves to reach the rear boundary of Nirman Apartments, after which they cut the society’s fencing and entered unseen. “Almost all societies in the area have witnessed incidents of theft at least once,” said SK Sharma, a resident of Manas Apartments. “In 2014, as many as seven flats in IFS Apartments were ransacked.” 

“Of late, the road between the society’s rear boundary wall and the broken wall has been frequented by schoolchildren. Now that it is easy for criminals to reach the area unseen, the area could easily become a crime spot,” added Sharma.

Naresh Gautam, the PWD junior engineer in charge of the Mayur Vihar area, said, “There was some conflict between DMRC and PWD on this particular issue but that has been sorted out now. We are just waiting for the PWD head office to give a go-ahead on floating a tender. Construction work will start as soon as the tender is awarded.”