Dwarka: Muck left on roads after desilting in Sector 4 irks residents

By Akhilesh Pandey
Photo: City Spidey
Posted: May 16, 2019

The residents of Sector 4 in Dwarka have complained that lackadaisical attitude of civic authorities and their failure to collect garbage from the roads and pavements regularly has turned the entire area into a big pile of trash.

The residents complained that the silt removed from the main drain has been left piled up along roads, causing unbearable stink. The footpaths in front of housing societies and markets in Sector 4 are full of heaps of silt and malba.

The condition has worsened after the showers received on Tuesday. The trash is now overflowing into the streets and also serving as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, posing threat of diseases.

Rakesh Hari, a resident of Harmony Apartments in Sector 4, said, “This has become a routine. Every time, corporation cleans the drain, the silt is left on the roadsides. The entire area becomes a mess as stray animals often litter the silt on roads. We can’t even use the footpaths. There are two huge heaps of silt lying close to the bus stop also. They should immediately clear this.”

In a reality check, City Spidey found two big heaps of silt and garbage on the footpaths in front of Panchsheel Apartments and Anant Apartments in Sector 4. Rajesh Mandal, secretary of Anant Apartments in Sector 4, said, “What is the point of cleaning the drain when they leave silt and garbage piled up on the road. This is a futile activity as the silt will flow back into the drain with rainwater.”

When contacted, one of the DDA officials, on condition of anonymity, said that the silt will be cleared up soon.

TAGS: Sector 4 / Dwarka / civic authorities / garbage / desilting