Dwarka residents undertake campaign to curb encroachments in sub-city

Encroachments in Dwarka
Photo: City Spidey
Posted: May 18, 2018

Anti-encroachment drives launched by various civic bodies in Dwarka have earned massive support from local residents. Further, RWAs, social organisations and other resident bodies of the sub-city have come forward to oppose several encroachments and unauthorised constructions in their areas.

President of Dwarka Forum, Rejimon CK said that the residents have created a Whatsapp group called – ‘Mission Clean and Safe Dwarka’ and are also sharing photographs of encroachments with the officials of South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Development Authority. 

Anil Parashar, a resident of Sri Agrasen Apartments, Sector 7, recently shared some photographs of encroachments in the green belt of Sector 4 markets.

 “The vendors have encroached upon the green belt with the connivance of the authorities and the police. The plants and trees of the belt have been destroyed and two rooms have been built in their place. Whereas one of the rooms have been constructed by the police, the other one has been built by some influential local people. Water dispensers and tanks have been kept in that room. This is just a strategy to grab the green spaces of the market”, said Parashar.

Ashok Gupta, a resident of Sector 6, also shared a photograph to show how couple of societies had blocked a footpath. 

He said, “Anusandhan apartments, Sector 6 and Sabka Ghar apartments, Sector 6 have blocked the footpath in front of them while causing immense difficulties for pedestrians. These societies have built a concrete wall on the footpath and residents can’t access it easily. Such encroachments must be removed immediately.”

The residents are also sharing the norms, guidelines and Supreme Court’s order against encroachments and unauthorised constructions to make people more aware about the sub-city’s problems.


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