Concerned residents of Dwarka got together to paste reflectors on about 20 electric poles in Sector 7.
This is a case of red tape — but with a twist. Concerned Dwarkites got together glue red-tape reflectors on about 20 electric poles in Sector 7. This was done to improve visibility of the poles, and some of them stand right in the middle of the road.
Anil Parashar from Sri Agrasen Apartments; SK Sharma from Air Force Naval Apartments; PK Chopra of Shivalik Apartments; Col Rai Singh of Siddharth Kunj Apartments; Dr Neelam Kumari from Kamal Vihar and several others carried out the initiative yesterday.
The idea was the brainchild of AK Parashar, former human rights official. He promptly floated the idea on the WhatsApp group, Mission Clean and Safe Dwarka, and most members responded positively.
He recounts, “We were just fed up with the authorities and their callous attitude, so we decided strike on our own. We put reflector red tapes over electric poles that stood in the middle of roads. We plan to do the same for the whole of Dwarka. Our next stop is Sector 11, as we have been getting requests from residents there.”
In fact, people have now been sharing location of poles situated in the middle of the road on the WhatsApp group — and there are plenty in Dwarka.
Nidhi Gupta, a member of the group, has identified such poles in her own Sector 10. “I have identified three such poles in the middle of the road. So we are working as a team under the guidance of Anil Parashar.”
In Dwarka, there are many electric poles in the middle of the service lanes, and some have been removed by the authorities after laying the cable work underground. But many still remain.