This is what happens when residents and civic bodies join hands
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This is what happens when residents and civic bodies join hands

It begins with a survey of civic amenities, then figuring out the rot-spots, finally leading to instant trouble shooting. Well, at least, this story from Dwarka proves a point.

This is what happens when residents and civic bodies join hands

Residents and authorities are making a joint effort to improve civic amenities of Dwarka. Dwarka Forum, a resident body and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) are conducting a joint survey of the sub city to find gaps in the civic administration.

The latest example of this joint exercise is a survey done by the teams of Dwarka Froum, Horticulture Department of DDA and traffic police. During the survey, most of the street lights and traffic signals were found covered by overgrown tree branches. For visibility on the roads during night, pruning of such trees was undertaken. 

"We have spotted traffic signals obstructed by branches of trees on road numbers 201, 202, 205, 221, 225 etc. We have also come across stretches of roads where street lights are totally hidden by outgrown trees. Now, we are ensuring that the work at hand is properly done,” said Sushil Kumar, President of Dwarka Forum. Apart from Kumar and Arvinder Singh Chatwal (Joint secretary, Dwarka Forum), Sunil Sareen and P Menon are the other members who participated in the survey.

“We will carry out a series of surveys and work together for the development of Dwarka. We had a meeting with Chief Engineer of Dwarka and his team last week. Such interaction with authorities and joint surveys will definitely help achieve our civic goals,” said Chatwal. Several issues including broken boundary walls, gates, walkways, availability of booster pumps in parks, potholes on the roads, broken paver blocks on roadside berms, revival of water bodies were also discussed.