Treading through the wild overgrown grasses and weeds on the footpaths has become a big task for the residents of Dwarka. Some of the stretches are covered in such a way that it is difficult to sight pedestrians.
Such gasses are not only hiding a walking person but also hiding the open manholes and the missing covers of drains too. These aspects are making the footpaths unsafe for the pedestrians.
In front of Sector 13 Metro Station or along the Master Plan Road 201 and 205, such over grown grasses and weeds can be seen these days.
A pedestrian, who was walking on the footpath in front of Sector 13 Metro Station, Rajeev Kumar said, “The situation is scary as one completely hides behind the overgrown grasses. They can not see what is happening outside. Also, one can also be an easy prey for the snatchers. These grasses must be cleared at the earliest.”
Some of the stretches are covered in such a way that no one could guess where is footpath. In that condition, people are often seen walking on the main road instead of footpath. Such stretches are around Karagil Chowk.
Seema Singh, a resident of Sector 11 said, “This situation has developed due to lackadaisical approach from the civic bodies. When we talk about safe pedestrian space, we must ensure such spaces are completely clear and maintained.”
On the subject, one of the DDA's officials said that the cleaning of footpaths from such grasses and weeds started in the city. He assured that soon the footpaths would be completely cleared from such grasses.