Dwarka: People struggle with faulty traffic signals, countdown timers

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People are totally annoyed with the faulty traffic signals and countdown timers on the roads in Dwarka. This is causing serious problems to the commuters in the area.

When City Spidey did a round of the area to check status, it had also found most of the traffic signals and countdown timers in a defunct state. Either they were not working at all or working with few disturbances. apartment management system

At Sector 5, 6, 10 and 11, the countdown timer of one side was not working properly. At the circle of Sector 6/7, the traffic signal was not working. At KM circle, the countdown timer was working but was not readable because of some problem.

People of the area said that the countdown timer had been in such condition for more than a month. Similarly, at the circle of Sector 3/13, the countdown timer has not been working for almost a week.

Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 6, said, “There are some circles where I have not seen any traffic signal working properly for at least a week. You can see that the signal at Shakti circle and the signal at the circle of Sector 6/10 and 6/7 are not working. I could not understand why the authorities do not take such things seriously.”

There are some other circles like in Sector 13/14, 13/17 where these problems always happen.

Siddhartha Kashyap, a resident of Sector 12, said, “I have seen that the maintenance of the signals is an issue at major circles like Ashirvad Chowk. At this circle, it is very rare that signals and timers both work properly for a long time.”

Recently, the problem was discussed at a police-public meeting held at Dharam Apartments in Sector-18. Traffic Inspector, Dharam Pal Singh, said that he was aware of the problems and will do what is needed.

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Dwarka: Newly married woman commits suicide after argument with husband

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A newly married woman allegedly committed suicide at Dwarka Sector 7’s Meghdoot Apartments on early Tuesday morning.

According to police, a man named Ashish called the PCR at 2.15 A.M and informed them about his wife’s suicide. Further, the police claimed that the woman, identified as Deepika, had committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan.

The couple had been married nearly two weeks back on 7th May and was staying in a rented accommodation of the society. gate management system

Police said that the couple had an argument on Monday evening and both of them went to sleep in separate rooms. However, when Ashish woke up at around 2.00 A.M. he was terrified to see his wife hanging from the ceiling fan.

He then cut the cloth with which she was hanging and kept the body on his bed.

Police further added that no suicide note was recovered from the spot. The body has been preserved in the mortuary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.

Investigation is still going on in the matter and further details are awaited.

Delhi likely to face water shortage as extra Yamuna water supply deadline ends

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As the deadline for extra Yamuna water supply from Haryana government ends on Monday, the residents in Delhi are likely to face water shortage from Tuesday. Despite the matter being subjudice, there has not been any solution to Delhi-Haryana water sharing dispute yet. apartment management system

The Haryana government in its last submission to the Supreme Court had stated that it would continue extra water supply to Delhi only till May 21. With the statement of the neighbouring state’s government, the Delhi government panicked and urged the court to resolve the matter.

The court did not pass any directive in this regard. However, it had directed both the state governments to resolve the conflict on their own.

On May 16, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar requesting him not to discontinue the supply of extra water to the national capital especially during the summer.

Kejriwal had earlier written separate letters to Delhi LG Anil Baijal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging them to find a solution to the ongoing water dispute between Dehli and Haryana.

When City Spidey contacted Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to know whether the dispute was resolved, an official said, “We have not received any message from the Haryana government so far. But, I don’t know whether both the governments had any communication regarding this issue.”

As per the DJB, Delhi is currently getting 851 million gallons per day (MGD) against the normal peak summer supply of 916 MGD. The shortage of water supply to the Wazirabad water treatment plant (WTP) is causing water crisis in Lutyens’ Delhi.

“We are diverting water from other centres to Wazirabad and Chandrawal water treatment plants. This is leading to low water pressure across Delhi. Our goal is not to stop water supply in any area but if we continue to receive less water from Haryana then it can create a worrisome situation,” a senior official said requesting not to be named.

Dwarka: Traffic problems, safety issues discussed in police-public interaction

Dwarka residents interacted with police officials of their area in a meeting organised by Federation of Cooperative Group Housing Societies (FCGHS) on Sunday evening.

ACP of the sub-city, Rajendra Singh listened to people’s grievances and said that multiple initiatives have been undertaken to improve the security and safety standards of the sub-city.

He also invited the RWAs to the police stations so that they could understand the functioning of the system in a better manner.

Traffic issues were also a major point of discussion as people claimed that vehicles consistently ignore the red light signals in the sub-city. They asked the police officials to manage traffic during the morning hours near schools in order to minimise chaos in those areas. apartment management system

Traffic Inspector of the area Dharam Pal Singh assured the residents that adequate measures would be undertaken regarding these matters.

General secretary of FCGHS, Dwarka , Sudha Sinha said to City Spidey, “The federation organises such meetings between different agencies and RWAs from time to time. We want to increase public’s participation in the system in order to bring a change in Dwarka.”

RESIDENT SPEAK: Fall of trees during thunderstorms a big concern

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Many trees inside the DDA pockets across Dwarka fell down during the recent thunderstorm in the city. Trees fell down on the vehicles causing damages to them. At some places, the boundary walls also got damaged.

A big tree got uprooted in front of my flat in Vandana Apartments, Sector 19, due to the thunderstorm last night. It caused damage to six of the parked cars. The perimeter wall also got collapsed. apartment management system

Similarly, in other pockets, we noticed many trees which fell down on vehicles. Fortunately, there was no harm to any human being. However, the trees falling in such natural calamities are a serious issue which should be looked upon.

I appeal to authorities to take care of this matter and find out why the trees are falling so easily. Inside the DDA pockets, such falls could prove to be fatal.

The civic agencies should take it seriously and do timely action to make the bases of trees free from concrete and also do other things which can save the trees.

Dwarka: Experts muster reasons for tree’s vulnerability to fall during storms

The gusty winds uprooted hundreds of well-grown trees during the recent thunderstorms in the city. A large number of falling trees forced people to wonder whether there are other reasons beyond the thunderstorms.

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The environment specialists said that lack of proper planning and nurturing of trees have made trees more vulnerable to natural calamities such as thunderstorms. People found a pattern in falling of trees. It was mostly the “Sheesham” trees which fell during the storm. apartment management software

An environmental activist, Diwan Singh, said to City Spidey, “Most of the tress, which was affected by termites, was the “Sheesham” trees. It was a wrong decision to plant “Sheesham” trees in the area as the soil and climate are not conducive to it. Worms and termites are in abundance in Dwarka’s soil. Trees get weaker when it is affected by termites and even a mild storm can uproot them.”

“On the other hand, the Ficus species like Banyan, Peepal, Pilkhan, Neem etc were found least affected in the thunderstorm because of their sustainability in the climate of the area. These species are least vulnerable to the parasites and the thunderstorm. So, DDA should think seriously to promote plantation of such type of trees,” said Singh.

Experts said that those trees were also affected badly which were either planted at the wrong place or were restricted at the roots by concrete. Such trees despite in well-grown state fell down because they were not planted in a place where their roots could go deeper and the stems could grow in proper shape.

PK Datta, a resident of Sector-19, said, “After observing the scene closely, I was forced to admit that the trees which were planted on the infirm ground, corners of the pedestrian pathways, the brim of the water drains, were most affected by the storm.

Moreover, many trees in the well-grown state became the victim of the storm due to a violation of Tree Act by making their roots concretised. By doing so, the agencies left no place for their roots to grow and also there was lack of the source of water at the roots.

B Ramesh Mumukshu, a resident of Sector-16, recalled the devastating effect of the thunderstorm on trees in 2014 in Delhi. He mentioned the initiatives taken by the administration after that incident.

Mumukshu said, “Delhi High Court had asked for an undertaking in writing from all the civic agencies that space around trees should be made concrete-free. Earlier, National Green Tribunal also issued notices to 14 authorities directing them to remove all boards, nails and advertisements from the trees and to de-concretise them.”

“The Delhi High Court had also issued similar notices to follow the urban greening guidelines in 2007 and 2010. According to urban greening guidelines 2014, tree roots should be protected and topsoil should be preserved during the civic work,” Mumukshu said.

“Still the violation of norms is being done and this is resulting in making the trees weaker and causing their fall. This was proved by the storm in Dwarka recently,” added Mumukshu.

Dwarka: SC committee seals garages for carrying out commercial activities

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After the intervention of monitoring committee of the Supreme Court, scooter garages in Sri Awas Apartments in Sector-18B was sealed on Tuesday for carrying out commercial activities. The sealing drive was conducted by the team of monitoring committee and officials of DDA and Municipal Corporation.

The Residents Welfare Association of the society had earlier filed a complaint in the Supreme Court regarding the premise being used for commercial purpose for a long time. visitor management system

President of RWA of the society, SPS Tomar said to City Spidey, “We had been following the subject for more than a year and finally we got relief with this action. The commercial activities by some influential people were creating the nuisance.”

“Earlier, we approached the DDA and MCD but nothing happened. Then, we approached the monitoring committee of the Supreme Court. We had a talk with Bhure Lal from the monitoring committee and he assured to take action. Today we got a success and that too with the support of the monitoring committee,” added Tomar.

Tomar said that the society is having more than 800 flats and more than 70 scooter garages were suffering from the commercial activities. According to him, a circular was issued by the RWA to stop such activities.

“We issued them a circular suggesting closure of commercial activities. Most of them understood the subject and about 40 people stopped it. But remaining 30 garages were in use to run commercial activities. Out of those 30, 21 have been sealed and the remaining 10 requested to vacate the garage immediately. 15 days have been given to them to shift the goods,” said Tomar.

The residents of the society are happy with the sealing. They are expressing their views on social media and in Whatsapp groups in Dwarka. They are appreciating administration for their action and also advocating more such actions in other societies where such commercial practice is rampant.

Rohit Kapoor, a resident of the society, said, “This was really a tough task but thanks to monitoring committee as they did it. Shopkeepers took our RWA to court also, they threatened them as well. We were waiting for more than 10 months.”