Being a planned city, Dwarka has iron boards serving as guide maps in all the sectors. But nothing is legible any more!
As you go around Dwarka — one of the most planned sub-cities of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) — you will witness iron boards, serving as guide maps of the city, across sectors. But unfortunately, these guide maps have turned rusty, with the information hardly visible.
There are hundreds of such boards waiting to be replaced or repaired.
Kiran Mahapatra, a resident of Sector 12, said, “There’s a guide map on a vacant plot just at Ashirvad Chowk, one of the most prominent places in Dwarka. But nothing on the board is visible. What is the point of having them?”
Same thoughts were echoed by RK Singh, a resident of Sector 6. “These guide maps were once beautiful and informative. But now these maps is completely damaged. You can easily spot such boards in sectors 9 and 10. One such board can be seen near the signal of Sector 10/11 in front of the DDA sports complex. Some boards have been rendered invisible by dense overgrowth.”
The issue was raised several times in meetings with DDA, but nothing came of them.
President of Ganpati Apartments in Sector 9, KS Bhati, said, “Dwarka is a planned area and such boards, therefore, play a big role. DDA should think of either repairing or replacing them. Our Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 has spoken to the concerned authorities about the issue.”
When City Spidey spoke to DDA chief engineer SN Singh, he said he would look into the problem.