Residents approached MCD Councillor, MLA but to no avail
New Delhi, Dec. 2 (Delhi Crown): Residents of Durga Vihar on the Najafgarh-Chhawla road, in Ghummanhera Ward of South-West Delhi, are a dejected lot as every second day they face inundated road due to an overflowing underground sewer-drain.
Ram Singh, a local shopkeeper, told The Delhi Crown – “A large underground sewer-drain overflows every second day, and the filthy water flows on the road. As a result, access to our shops is totally cut off and we suffer huge financial losses due to this menace. This is a regular problem we face here throughout the year.”
According to Jaibeer Nirban, who regularly visits his relatives in Durga Vihar, said the sewage-water flows into the houses in this residential colony.
“The residents face a tough task almost every day, as the stinking sewage-water flows into the houses. Residents of this colony have repeatedly approached the local Municipal Councillor Deepak Mehra and local MLA Gulab Singh, but to no avail. This problem persists perennially.”
Several attempts to reach both, MCD Councillor Deepak Mehra and MLA Gulab Singh, failed to evoke any response. Both belong to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Due to the overflowing sewer and road totally inundated, several commuters riding 2-wheelers often fall into the filthy waters.
On Thursday (Dec. 2) the agitated residents and shopkeepers gathered on the road and tried to block it. They vented out anger against local MCD Councillor Deepak Mehra and MLA Gulab Singh for failing to address this perennial menace.
According to a MCD employee, an underground sewer-drain gets blocked every other day, and as a result the water overflows on the road.
“We pump out the water from the road to the nearby open spaces. It takes 4-5 hours every day to clear the road from the sewage water,” added the MCD employee.