With the onset of the monsoon water has been accumulating at different places, sparking fears of a dengue outbreak. Panic has already set in and residents want SDMC to step up its act. They are demanding routine checks of parks to control breeding early on.
In Dwarka, there are about 500 parks — those up to 3 acres are under the SDMC and others belong to the DDA.
Dustbins in the parks, bottles and glasses — all kinds of litter — can be potential places of water accumulation, and therefore, must be cleared out by the authorities.
President of Gangotri Apartments in Sector 12, Umesh Kala, said, “Mornings and evenings are the worse — it’s difficult to stay in the parks because of mosquitoes constantly biting. The corporation should take up fogging immediately.” Vice-president of New Millennium Apartments in Sector 23, MS Suri, said, “Last year, couple of dengue and chikungunia cases were reported from our society. Most people feel parks are the problem. There’s standing water everywhere — the civic bodies must look into it.”
SDMC mayor, Narender Chawla, said he would look into the matter promptly and initiate preventive measures.