On Tuesday, Ravi Gupta, a resident of Sector 13, fell down badly from his scooter near Dwarka International School.
The pathetic condition of roads in Dwarka is causing a lot of problems to commuters in the area. Accidents have become very common in the area as it is really tough for vehicles to negotiate the tough surface in the area.
On Tuesday, Ravi Gupta, a resident of Sector 13, fell down badly from his scooter near Dwarka International School. Though there was no serious injury, but his palm and elbow got hurt in the process.
Ravi told City Spidey, “The 20-meter stretch of road from the signal near Dwarka International School to Ashirvad Chowk is completely broken. I lost control of the vehicle at the broken road. The small wheel of the vehicle didn’t help either. I was also unable to judge how rough the road was. After dark, it is not possible to judge such type of surface.”
Similarly, Sarita Verma, a resident of Sector 12, fell down from rickshaw while she was going from KM Chowk to Sector 11. It happened because the road near Lal Bahadur Shashtri Institute is completely broken and it is so for long period of time.
DDA left the construction of road midway after dismantling the surface for re-carpeting. These two incidents were not serious yet it could have invited more troubles. All these accidents happened due to the bad state of roads.
Dwarka has been suffering due to damaged roads at various important locations. All the roads including master plan road, the service road and the roads inside the sectors, are in very bad shape.
“The seriousness of the problem can be understood after seeing the stretch of road between Lal Bahadur Shashtri School of Management and Seema Apartments. The road is full of potholes,” said SN Sharma a resident of Sector 11.
“The repair work was started almost a month back. Now, the whole stretch is lying unrepaired after scratching of the surface. The condition has become more serious,” added Sharma.
At many locations in Sector 3 near the signal of Sector 3/13 and at the signal of Sector 3 Police station, the roads are in very bad shape.
Also, the master plan road 201, 202 and 205 are completely broken. Roads near the police station of Sector 23 and Sector 20 are also in bad shape. RWAs are demanding urgent repair of the roads.
DDA, which is responsible for maintenance of the roads, has refused to go ahead with repair works as the roads will be transferred to the PWD.
Chief Engineer of DDA, SN Singh said that DDA can only repair the damaged spots. He said that the roads will be transferred to the PWD and DDA is not in a position to repair all the roads.
President of Dwarka Forum, Rejimon CK said, “DDA spent over Rs 32 crore for master plan roads about a year back and claimed it was audited by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI). The quality checking was done by them and there is no liability clause, no guarantee or follow-up. Almost all the roads including service roads are in bad shape now.”
According to sources, the master plan roads, which were to be dense carpeted, have been left due to the handover and transfer process from DDA to PWD.
“Roads were due to be transferred to PWD but they showed little interest and stopped communications. Now, the things are stuck. In the present scenario, neither we are in a position to do anything nor they are taking an interest,” said an official of DDA on the condition of anonymity.