Dwarka: Master Plan Road dug up for no reason and then closed to traffic?

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Dwarka: Master Plan Road dug up for no reason and then closed to traffic?

Imagine the traffic chaos on the other side, which is being used as a two-way road even by heavy vehicles.

Dwarka: Master Plan Road dug up for no reason and then closed to traffic?

One side of the Master Plan Road in front of societies such as Golf Link Apartments, Samriddhi Apartments and Pink Apartments in Sector 18, Dwarka, has been lying dug up for more than a year now. Entry to this 1-km stretch, which lies between a cremation ground and a sewage treatment plant, has been closed by the authorities. As a result, the other side of the Master Plan Road, which is a one-way, is being used as a two-way road.

Residents of sectors 16, 17 and 18 are bearing the brunt of the traffic disruption caused by this. They blame DDA's callous approach to the problem.

"DDA is getting the road repaired for no reason," said Ramesh Mumukshu, an RTI activist and a resident of Sector 16B. "This road needs to be opened to the public soon."

Shobhit Chauhan, another activist, has filed an RTI on the issue. "DDA claims the contractor left the work midway, which is why the stretch is in a dug-up state," said Chauhan. "It is not clear why DDA is taking so much time with it."

Chauhan, who has written to the authorities about issues with road safety and pedestrian rights, said the stretch had become an accident-prone zone now. "The fact that the stretch is also used by heavy vehicles makes it especially dangerous," said Chauhan. "With so many societies lying in the vicinity, it is a matter of serious concern."

When City Spidey discussed the matter with SN Singh, chief engineer (Dwarka), DDA, he said he would solve the problem as soon as possible.