Dwarka Roads: Haven for criminals, terror for residents
Dwarka Roads: Haven for criminals, terror for residents
Akhilesh Pandey
Dwarka Roads: Haven for criminals, terror for residents
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Dwarka Roads: Haven for criminals, terror for residents

The generous roads of Delhi's Dwarka region are becoming a reason of terror for all the residents and other commuters. Situated in national capital's south-western region, Dwarka (district), is one of the top areas with the highest crime rate in Delhi. Scenario at Dwarka sub-city region is equivalently grim as people are robbed at gun point, while some other unfortunate people are shot at in the bright day light. 

In the latest incident, a 30-year-old woman was critically injured after two unidentified miscreants fired gun shots at her near Dwarka's Raddison Blu Hotel. The stretch of metro lane from Sector 12 to 14, area where the woman was shot at, has already witnessed several incidents where cars were stolen at gun point, while some other vehicles were picked from metro parking, malls and other public places. 

Residents feel that the area lacks policemen presence. M.K. Singh, a resident of Sector 13 said, “the stretch of metro lane from Sector 12 to 14 is extremely crucial as it connects Dwarka with Najafgarh region,” adding that “the road has less traffic, and allows criminals to come and go after committing crimes.”

In one of the robbery cases, a gym instructor was robbed by a gang of four member in night. The incident took place near the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College. The accused had stolen instructor's mobile phone, wallet after kidnapping him. In another similar case, a car was stolen at a gun point in Sector 19, and later it was recovered by the police officials.

Like the Najafgarh-Dwarka road, there are other several roads that connect Dwarka with Haryana state and are acting as a heavenly passage for the criminals. On the other hand, police have tried to barricade the roads and have taken other measures to control the rising crime rate, but so far there has been no success. 

Meanwhile, another resident from Sector 09, R.K. Chauhan said that it is a tough task for police to cover the entire area, especially with limited manpower. “Generally, what I have read, such incidents happen near the border located areas. Those are main points, and should be treated with sensitivity by the police,” Chauhan added.

Last month, Delhi government started placing hundreds of CCTV cameras at different locations of the RWAs of various societies across Dwarka region. But the streets still remain with inadequate infrastructure, out of which less number of street lights are one of the major issues after the sunset.