Barely a kilometre away from Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium — the venue for the Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies — a damaged sewer line had led to waterlogging on the main road.
According to the traders of Kotla Mubarakpur area, the pavement in front of their shops located on the Bhishmah Pitamah Marg had been dug up and has not been restored by the contractor concerned who was carrying out the digging work.
Overflowing sewage has created unsanitary conditions and led to several workers falling sick.
"The entire city is being cleaned ahead of the Commonwealth Games and the areas near the stadia are being ignored. We have written a number of times to the agencies concerned, but nothing has been done," said B.S. Bhalla, proprietor of Hindustan Timber Store.
Delhi Jal Board (DJB), which maintains the sewer lines, said that the line was provided to the colony and was not meant to cater to the shops that have come up now.
"There is a sewer line which caters to the residential area. Due to increased commercialisation, shopkeepers made their entry points facing the main road," said a DJB official.