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Where’s the space to walk?

delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2010 23:38 IST
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The construction work being carried out in the city ahead of the Commonwealth Game has become a nightmare for people.

In their rush to complete projects before the Games, the civic agencies are throwing caution to the wind. A number of agencies have left malba (debris) and construction waste on the streets.

On the Tolstoy Marg, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is reconstructing the footpath but the manner in which it is being carried out is resulting in huge traffic jams. The demolished pieces of footpath have been left lying on the road. Not only this, no barricading has been provided out to ensure that people are warned and have adequate space to walk.

Similar scenes were seen on roads including Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, New Rohtak Road, Mandir Marg, S P Marg, KG Marg among others.

“Driving down such lanes at night is a huge risk as there is always a possibility of colliding with the construction material. They should at least barricade the area,” said Ashish Sinha, who works in CP.

However, the civic agency claims that all such construction waste is cleared on the same day.

“Instructions are quite clear to remove the malba/construction material on the same day. If there are at any places, we will ensure that it would be removed on priority,” said Anand Tiwari, NDMC spokesman.