SAFETY, CLEANLINESS AND PARKING - KEY ISSUES THAT NEED ATTENTION
One of the most watched out for constituency going to polls today in Delhi is its Central hub. People who reside in this locality consider issues such as water and electricity supplies, better roads and education facilities, price rise and corruption as the most important. Lekhika Indoria, a school teacher, says, “People in the area need better infrastructure and improvement in civic conditions. Civic agencies need to work harder and better to improve cleanliness in this part of the town. Public safety, especially that of women should be the prime focus of the new government. There are no CCTV cameras in Paharganj, I cannot even imagine venturing out of the house after 6 pm. Strict laws should be made to ensure security and every area should have police stations with special women’s security force. Another issue is water shortage. Safe drinking water and inadequate water supply are big issues.” Another resident of Motia Khan, Sadhan Agarwal says, “Through the Metro has eased traffic woes to a large extent, traffic congestion issues continue to persist. Lack of proper parking spaces, inadequate power supply and poor condition of roads are other issues that need to be addressed. Strict action should be taken against people for spitting and littering on roads, especially in areas like Paharganj, Motia Khan and Sadar Thana Road.” Despite the Swach Bharat Abhiyan initiated by the government at the Centre, garbage disposal remains a huge problem in this area, says Shradha Sharma. “The local authorities should take cleanliness and sanitation issues seriously. In terms of infrastructure, I want more public toilets, especially for women at a distance of every 2 km, many more CCTV cameras for proper surveillance and strict penalty for those who spit and urinate in public places,” she says.