An open stormwater drain filled with garbage. But the catch is that this drain was covered once. So what happened?
A partially open stormwater drain filled with rotten garbage is spelling trouble for residents of Paryatan Vihar, a co-operative group housing society in Vasundhara Enclave.
This open drain, adjacent to the society, has become a site for mosquito breeding. According to residents of the society, the drain was earlier fully covered, but locals from Dallupura village removed the cemented tiles over it to access a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) pipeline. The locals have left that part of the drain exposed, so they can collect drinking water from the DJB pipeline.
A local collecting water from the DJB pipeline
Residents have blamed Vinod Kumar Binni, former AAP MLA of Laxmi Nagar, for this situation. A resident of Paryatan Vihar said on condition of anonymity, “When DJB releases water for housing societies, outsiders regularly come to access this supply from leaking pipes.”
Another resident of Delux Apartments said, “The illegal colonies of Dallupura and Ashok Nagar, located on either side of Vasundhara Enclave, are constant sources of trouble. On an earlier occasion, the residents of these illegal colonies had connected sewer lines with stormwater drains running around the housing societies.”