Dwarka braces itself for the monsoons
Dwarka braces itself for the monsoons
Akhilesh Pandey
Dwarka braces itself for the monsoons Tiles removed from around trees (seen in the photo) lie on a pavement in Dwarka.
Photo: Akhilesh Pandey
Dwarka braces itself for the monsoons

There is something that we all look forward to every summer, and that is the following monsoon season. They bring rain and respite from the sweltering summer heat. But quite often, they lead to waterlogged roads.

To cope with the monsoon season, authorities have rolled up their sleeves to make sure that Dwarka doesn’t reel under its effect. They have taken up cleaning of regular and storm water drains. The Delhi Development Authority has taken up cleaning of big drains along Master Plan roads while the South Delhi Municipal Corporation is repairing and cleaning storm water drains inside DDA pockets.

Moreover, the authorities are also removing tiles, bricks and concrete from around the trees to allow for aeration of the roots and percolation of water in the soil. Prem Chandra, deputy director of horticulture, DDA, said, "All the trees in the sub city will be made free from concrete to ensure their long life and good health. I also request the people to help keep the roots of trees and plants aerated in their locality."

The efforts of the civic bodies haven’t gone unnoticed and residents are full of praise for them. SS Chowhan, president of RWA, Radhika Apartments, Sector 14, said, "It is good to see the ongoing work by both the DDA and the SDMC. In our pocket, the corporation is cleaning and repairing storm water drains. The cleaning of big drains along master plan roads has also been completed by DDA. We are happy and thankful to both the civic bodies."

Ramesh Mumukshu, general secretary of RWA, Ashirvad Apartments, Sector 16B, said, "I am seeing for the first time that something is being done for the trees too. This is good and would benefit the horticulture of Dwarka. I must add that the silt lying on the pavements should be removed as soon as possible."