‘We need more security here’
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.