DWARKA FORUM MEETING WITH COUNCELLOR ON VARIOUS ISSUES

M. K. Gupta

Delhi Municipal Corporation is starting a pilot project for the collection of garbage from 15th of next month, informed Rajesh Gehlot, MCD Councillor, Dwarka in a meeting with the residents today held at Shivalik Apartment, Sector 6, Dwarka. In a meeting organized by Dwarka Forum, he said that he is available for the sector wise periodical inspections on sanitation if such an initiative is taken by the residents. On raising the issue of ghost employees by M K Gupta, GB member of Forum, that the issue is being blown out of proportion. The strength of sanitation staff has gone up over five hundred from about 250 in the past. He said that the parks should be adopted by the Group Housing Societies for which govt. Rs 6,000 per acres. Assuring of removal of stray cattle he informed that the footpaths should be cleaned by the MCD staff. MCD will also give the deployment chart and contact details of the sanitation staff to the residents for follow-up. Gehlot assured that he would raise DDA related issues with the Chief Engineer, Dwarka in the next meeting fixed on 17th of this month.

Rejimon CK, President of Dwarka Forum said that the Dwarka is being supplied only 3 MGD water which is insufficient for a population of over 5 lakhs. He said that the permanent solution of the water problem can be only be found only after the government gives some special package for the same however, after the completion of Munak Canal and start of WTP at Narela, the problem shall be solved to great extent. He said that the Delhi Jal Board is reluctant to take over water supply from the DDA at present. He said that if the DDA does not provide the water tankers on demand, the resident could inform him.

In the meeting, members of Dwarka Forum, office bearers of group housing societies as well as RWA’s and prominent residents were present and assured him of their co-operation in these efforts.

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