‘We need more se­cu­rity here’

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Ih av e b e e n liv­ing i n Dashrath­puri since 1989 and in­ter­est­ingly, the place hasn’t changed much in the last 25 years. The roads, for in­stance, are abysmal – just as they were in 1989; maybe just a tad bet­ter. The streets are nar­row and lined with build­ings and shops on both sides.

The de­vel­op­ment here is un­planned, un­reg­u­lated and rather hap­haz­ard. Only about two to three streets have well-laid roads, while in the rest of the streets, roads are non- ex­is­tent. Be­sides, wa­ter stag­na­tion is a big is­sue, es­pe­cially dur­ing rains. There is no proper sew­er­age line here, and you can’t miss the stench of the drains or the sight of pigs as you en­ter the lo­cal­ity!

De­spite th­ese ob­vi­ous prob­lems, the area does have a cou­ple of pos­i­tive points, one of which is its easy ap­proach. Also, sur­pris­ingly, there is not much of a wa­ter prob­lem here. Elec­tric­ity is also not an is­sue, al­though, of late, we have been wit­ness­ing power cuts that last at least an hour a day.

Dashrath­puri i s well­con­nected by buses and the Metro -- the near­est Metro sta­tions be­ing Ut­tam Na­gar, Dis­trict Cen­tre (Janakpuri). The new un­der­ground Metro line be­ing con­structed in Dashrath­puri will fur­ther boost con­nec­tiv­ity.

There are a f ew good schools in the vicin­ity; how­ever, we do not have a sin­gle park in the lo­cal­ity. There is no green open space here. The se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion is not very good ei­ther. There are no se­cu­rity guards, so your safety is in your own hands. Po­lice pa­trolling is done very rarely – maybe once a month and bur­glar­ies and thefts have t aken place here re­cently.

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