Dwarka: Dead trees pose a threat to commuters on road
Akhilesh Pandey
Akhilesh Pandey
Dwarka: Dead trees pose a threat to commuters on road
Photo: Akhilesh Pandey
Dwarka: Dead trees pose a threat to commuters on road

If open manholes were not enough in Dwarka, trees dangerously inclined towards the roads pose a threat to commuters on road.

These trees are well grown, with a heavy canopy. But owing to restricted space for the root to grow, the trees grow weak and tend to fall. Sometimes, termites also cause trees to grow weak, especially Sheesham trees.

Vishal Gupta, a resident of Lovely Home Apartments of Sector 5, said, “Such trees should be either removed or pruned.”

The trees have been planted in a way that there’s very little breathing space for the roots, leading them to bend down, experts opine.

According to officials of the DDA, there are more than 500 dead Sheesham trees across Dwarka.

RWAs have been raising this issue, but to no avail.

President of Ganpati Apartments, Sector 9, KS Bhati, said, “In Sector 9, several dead sheesham trees can be seen. These trees are a threat to commuters, especially at night.”

When City Spidey contacted Deputy Director Horticulture DDA, Jameel Ahmad, he said, “Removal of trees can happen with the permission of the forest department. We have written to them — let’s see.”

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