With Independence Day round the corner, extra security measures taken up by police and RWAs seem to be working for Dwarka in a positive way. The markets and pavements are looking free of encroachments and the police and residents are giving more attention to ensuring adequate security measures within and outside the societies. The RWAs now want the police and people to keep the momentum going post the I-Day celebrations for the sake of better security.
The police and RWAs have put up posters in the market area requesting people to ensure proper tenant and servant verifications. Extra efforts are being taken to stop encroachments in the public areas and main markets — RWAs, management of societies, market associations and social organisations are pitching in with the police.
According to residents, the encroachments which had not been removed by the corporation have finally been cleared out, giving the city a much-needed facelift. “It has been such a delight for the residents to see markets clean and encroachment-free. What could be better if this approach could continue throughout the year?” opined Sunita Yadav, a resident of Sector 4, Dwarka.
The RWAs now want such measures to continue even after the I-Day celebrations are over. “Every year such steps are taken in the wake of August 15, but after that everything is forgotten and we are back to where we started. But this time, we urge the police and people to continue the positive things post Independence Day. It would help tremendously in improving the security of the residents and bringing down the crime rates.”
The RWAs want the emphasis on police verifications of tenants and servants to be taken seriously throughout the year. President of Ganpati Apartments and Federation of RWA of Sector 9, Dwarka, KS Bhati, said, “Generally, people do not take police verifications seriously, but whenever the police issues a directive about the same, things change. The police should look into the fact that why these measures are given importance they deserve only around such occasions. There is a greater need for these steps to be taken seriously throughout the year.”
Talking to City Spidey, ACP, Dwarka, Rajender Singh, said, “The support from the residents and community is helping in better policing. I appeal to them to continue supporting us like this in future also. The police will be taking all the efforts to make the system perfect.”