Tired of watching our step, say residents
You may think of it as one of the plushest areas in south Delhi, but the condition of roads and pavements in Vasant Kunj tells a different story.delhi Updated: Apr 03, 2012 01:54 IST
You may think of it as one of the plushest areas in south Delhi, but the condition of roads and pavements in Vasant Kunj tells a different story.
Block C-5, one of the area’s primary locations, which also houses Delhi Public School (Vasant Kunj), is a pedestrian’s nightmare — especially parents whose children study at the school.Here, an entire section of the pavement has been dug up and left exposed. Tiles to be laid have been left lying on the footpath, creating obstructions for pedestrians.
“The condition of pavements is pathetic. There is a school here and children stand the risk of tripping and falling. This is the state of the entire stretch. Even the roads are broken,” said Monica Verma, a resident.The condition of roads in the colonies is no better, claim residents.
To add insult to injury, they claim that the councillor — the only person who can mend the situation — has turned a blind eye to their woes.
“It is not just one particular block that needs repair work, though one of the worst affected areas is the stretch from B1 to B2. The road here needs extensive repair work and dense carpeting. We have approached the councillor several times, but nothing has been done,” said NK Vaid, secretary general, Vasant Kunj Federation.
When contacted Rakesh Rajora, Vasant Kunj councillor, denied that the area faced any problem.
When pressed further, he passed the buck to the Kishangarh councillor, claiming that the problem afflicted areas did not fall under his supervision.
“The tender floated for the carpeting of roads was shelved due to some technical problems. But it will definitely be done after the elections. There is no other problem anywhere else,” said Ramesh Yadav, the councillor of Kishangarh.