Dwarka: Temporary play area becomes drinking spot; causes serious threat to kids

By City Spidey
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Posted: Mar 17, 2019

Some mischievous people have turned the Sector 14’s play area, adjacent to Kautilya Apartments and facing the Radhika Apartments, into an open drinking spot in the evening. As the sun sets, the whole area becomes a hangout point for the drunkards, who carelessly throw glass bottles in the playground after consuming alcohol.

Several kids have injured themselves because of the broken glasses when they have come out to play in the area, which also has a football and cricket court in it.

Residents of the sector 14 and others including sectors 3, 4, 12, 13, 16 and 17 are quite miffed by the unruly activity in their area and urged police to take necessary actions against such people.

Sarita Singh, a resident from the Radhika Apartments, said, “The ground is for the children to play but it is used for open drinking. I have seen people consuming liquor even during daytime. This is not acceptable. Police must take it seriously and make it stop.”

Not only Children but also adults use the ground for playing games like football, cricket and volleyball matches on weekends.

Sarvesh Kumar, who plays football regularly in the ground, has recently injured his leg when he fell down on glass pieces.

“We love playing here despite such things always there. We clean it to avoid any injury but what about those glasses which are hidden and small. The only solution is to make such open drinking completely stopped,” he said.

The play area is basically a vacant land of DDA which under a scheme was made as a temporary play area by the authority. In 2016, DDA decided to promote the vacant area for sports in the community.

VK Singh a resident of Kautilya Apartments, said, “People often use the ground to reach the societies like Kautilya Apartments, Om Apartments and Radhika Apartments. But at night many groups are found consuming liquor. As the area is complete dark, crossing through the park becomes risky. Police patrolling and continuous checking can stop this practice.”

When the issue was told to the area ACP Rajender Singh, he said that he would take the necessary actions.

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