Congestion, bad roads create nuisance in CR Park
Mohini Chakrabarty, 67, regularly frequents the fish market in Chittaranjan Park (CR Park). But she is always afraid that she will slip and fall in the market, or be run over by the traffic that spills onto the pavements.delhi Updated: Mar 22, 2012 00:55 IST
Mohini Chakrabarty, 67, regularly frequents the fish market in Chittaranjan Park (CR Park). But she is always afraid that she will slip and fall in the market, or be run over by the traffic that spills onto the pavements.
Chakrabarty is not alone. Others living in the area also share her plight.
Broken pavements, ill maintained colony parks, and poorly lit alleys are some of the issues that irk residents.
Residents allege that many of the colony roads have not been re-carpeted for the past 12 years, making it difficult for traffic to ply smoothly.
"Some of the roads inside the market have caved in, which can prove dangerous, especially for a senior citizen like me. Also, most people park their cars inside the market, as there is no parking facility outside. This makes it difficult to walk along the pavement," said Chakrabarty.
Encroachment is another big issue in the area. "There is virtually no space because of encroachment. There have been cases when car tyres have been deflated, when someone has parked in someone else's spot," said a resident of pocket 40.
Residents also said that the garbage collection system outside markets was poor, and the lack of a proper drainage system led to water from nearby markets oozing onto the roads.
The area councillor, however, blamed the half-baked development on the shortage of funds. "We have just got most of the roads re-laid in CR Park. The roads seem dirty because the trees are shedding leaves. Since funds had been diverted for the Commonwealth Games, we had been facing a shortage," said Dhir Singh Kasana, councillor, CR Park.