To highlight their plight, residents of sector 3, Dwarka, raised their issues with the Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Vacant plots and service lanes in various parts of Dwarka Sector 3 have become a cause of concern for Dwarka residents.
To highlight their plight, the residents of societies like, Heritage Tower, Sansad Vihar and Astha Kunj raised their issues with the DCP. During the meeting, they complained of the presence of antisocial elements and activities in the vacant plots.
The plot is located between Astha Kunj and Sansad Vihar Apartment Sector 3. A resident of Sansad Vihar, Sharmishtha Chaudhry, who has been continuously asking the police to look into the subject, expressed that after dark, these areas become a hub for sex workers, drug addicts, and other anti-social elements.
Chaudhary further demanded a permanent solution to the issue. "We want a permanent solution, as the whole stretch and the vacant lot has become unsafe. Even the transgenders can be spotted in the area. Once, I dialled the 100 number after which police came and dispersed them. But we need a permanent solution and that is why we visited the police station and met with the DCP and gave him a letter,” she said.
In the letter, they asked the police officials to take appropriate actions against such negative elements in the residential vicinity.
A resident said that the vacant plot is earmarked for a fire station has been vacant for a long time, now space is being used as a shelter by the anti-social elements.
President of Astha Kunj, AK Dhar said, “Vacant plots and dark service lanes have become unsafe for commuters as several incidents of snatching have taken place.”
For a while now, residents have been demanding street lights on the service lanes as well as on the vacant plots. They have also demanded police presence around the area.
Arun Srivastava, president of Heritage Tower said, “Residents are demanding frequent patrolling and proper lights in the area."