RESIDENT SPEAK: 'Abandoned structures in parks pose security threat'

Posted: Feb 03, 2019

Dwarka is a developing area as compared to the other parts of Delhi so obviously, there are a lot of things that need to be changed, revamped, modified and developed with the help of the RWAs, residents and civic bodies concerned. 

I, being the general secretary of Dwarka Forum, would like to draw the attention of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) towards the old, concrete structures in the green areas and parks across the sub-city, which seems to be left abandoned, as a result, lying in a bad shape for a long time now. Sadly, these structures are being used as toilets and by all sorts of miscreants, posing a severe security threat to the area. 

One such structure is inside a park, situated in Sector-8's Block-A, adjoining to the Vivekananda Marg. It is being ruined further as a public toilet and by anti-social elements. Similar kinds of damaged buildings, structures can be seen in parks, located in Sectors 7, 9 and others too.  

It has been learnt these buildings, structures were once site offices and pump houses of Horticulture Department of Delhi Development Authority when the sub-city was being developed. But due to sheer negligence and apathy of civic agencies concerned, these are lying in a dilapidated state. But there seems to be a ray of hope now after the transfer of such parks under 3-acre area from the DDA to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). It is expected from both the civic agencies to look after these structures and keep them maintained periodically. And if they fail to do so, these structures should be demolished to discourage its 'unfair' use.

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