The meteorological department has predicted the arrival of monsoon across Delhi-NCR in the first week of July but for Dwarka, it has already approached carrying difficulties along with it.
Around 1 pm, a resident of Sector 3, Ravi Kumar got skid with his scooty while returning from Sector 13. He got minor injuries after which he pulled out his bike from the damaged road and carried it leaving the idea of riding further.
"I could not see the pothole as it was filled with water. As a result, one of the wheels of my scooty got stuck in that causing imbalance and I fell down. It created fear in me so I carried it along instead of riding. This stretch is in really bad shape for a long time and post-rain, it has become more dangerous.”
Like Ravi, several other commuters had a tough time due to short spells of rain that occurred on Thursday afternoon. The roads, which are already in poor condition, are causing more hindrance for commuting.
The worst sufferers are bikers and people using light vehicles as they have to pass through such stretches whose surface are damaged besides potholes, evident at various spots.
One can identify such roads across several sectors of the area. Damaged surfaces can be seen near Dwarka International School, at the signal of Sector 12/4, Sector 13/3 near Kargil Chowk, at the signal of Sector 19/20, near signal of Sector 9/10/19/20, on road number 201 in front of the Rajapuri Market and Madhu Vihar.
Some are at such key locations which remain busy round the clock.
Talking to City Spidey on this issue, senior vice president of Dwarka Residents Federation and resident of Sun View Apartments, Pawan Kumar Singh said, “ Civic authorities SDMC and DDA are responsible for such condition."
People of the area, too, demand the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to make temporary arrangements as soon as possible to avoid more difficulties during rains.
On the subject, officials from the DDA said that they would take the matter into their concern and do the needful.