The pedestrians are finding it tough to walk on the footpaths with overgrown grasses and bushes in Dwarka.
Looking at them, it can be said that the footpaths have been overlooked completely by DDA. At many places, the condition is worse as the pedestrians prefer to walk on the roads in place of footpaths. This kind of footpath can be seen in front of Bharat Vandna Apartments in Sector-19.
According to the residents, the footpaths were not maintained since the inception the society.
A resident of Bharat Vandna Apartments and joint secretary of Dwarka Forum, Sunil Sareen, said, “The footpath is just outside our society alongside the boundary wall. I have not seen it getting maintained for years. Every year, the situation worsens after rain.”
The situation of footpaths is same in sectors 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 etc. After rains, major portions of the footpaths have big bushes. Most of such footpaths are near societies.
President of FORWAS (Federation of RWAs of Sector 9), KS Bhati said, “You cannot even imagine walking on such footpaths. Authorities are acting in careless manner and we are suffering. Sector-9 is one of the areas which are facing this problem.”
Residents said that the ill-maintained footpaths have also turned into garbage dumping zone.
Former general secretary of RWA of Sector-8 and vice president of Dwarka Forum, AS Chatwal said, “The condition is very bad in sectors 7, 8 and 9 too. In Sector-8, the whole stretch between the chowk near malaria institute to sector 7/9 chowk needs cleaning. I have informed the DDA people about it but nothing has been done.”
On the subject, the DDA officials said that the footpaths would be properly cleaned and maintained soon.