DDA: Road repairs to start in Dwarka by September
DDA: Road repairs to start in Dwarka by September
Akhilesh Pandey
DDA: Road repairs to start in Dwarka by September The scene at Ashirvad Chowk
Photo: Akhilesh Pandey

DDA: Road repairs to start in Dwarka by September

Dwarka can now, perhaps, hope for better roads. Damaged roads under DDA jurisdiction are to be repaired soon. The process of tendering has already begun and work is expected to start by September.

SN Singh, DDA chief engineer, Dwarka, confirmed the same.

The roads have become difficult to negotiate, particularly with the rains kicking in — and rain-filled potholes at sharp turns and near the signals have become a life threat. Singh again assured, “I have directed my officials to have a look and fill up the potholes temporarily. They have started the process.”

 

A temporarily levelled pothole near Ashoka Apartments in Sector 12

 

The situation has become so dire that a few residents and members of Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi took it upon themselves to fill up the potholes. Their efforts are visible in sectors 22 and 23. But they want DDA to take the matter more seriously.

Parminder Khetrapal, a resident of New Kanchanjunga Apartments, and also a member of Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi, has filled many such potholes in his area.

But residents pitching in can only be a temporary measure. Some potholes go back to being the same after the rains — and some are so big they can’t be levelled by the residents alone.

Urging DDA, Khetrapal said, “Potholes on both sides of the police station in Sector 23 are huge and must be levelled urgently. We have requested DDA to work on them. Let’s hope they take some initiative soon.”