Additional DCP R. K. Pandey tried to wash his hands saying that it is not the duty of the Police to remove the existing encroachment, however, if the civic agencies hand over the vacant possession, Police will take care of that by ensuring that the same is not encroached. Addl. DCP said this at the Police Public meeting organized by Dwarka Forum which started by paying tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru & Sukhdev on the Martyr’s Day. DCP assured that the encroachment on Rajapuri road will be removed in the next two-three days. The representatives of RWA asked how the Delhi Police staff land up without any delay when additional construction or tube well boring in apartments is undertaken, as this is obviously not the job of the police, ACP replied that the residents should file a complaint and action will be taken on the erring officials. On law and order, DF demanded that for better policing and improving relations, 50% members of Thana Level Committee must consist of CRIME VICTIMS. The police said it’s a good suggestion and they will look into this. DCP vehemently denied that PCR vans are diverted out of their locations for the VVIP or VIP duties and said that they have identified the dark patches and has given their list to the BSES for making them working and they are not recommending new Tehbazaari to be granted. He advised the group housing societies and RWA for the installation of CCTV cameras at least at the entry gates and informed that in case of any complaint, residents can directly talk to SHO or duty officer on phone.

Mahendra Singh, ACP (Traffic) said that the Traffic Police has taken up the matter of constructing the Central Verge at on road level railway crossing at Palam. U. N. Gupta, DGM, BSES told that the company is putting the street light poles behind the traffic signals. He informed that the interceptors can only intercept the speed within the range of 1.5 kilometre. Participants grumbled on the fact that that the public are harassed for parking in colony markets and Societies while the Traffic Police conveniently ignore the parking by builders and institutions like Schools who park the buses on roads and footpaths. Many other traffic related problems were raised but other than advising the public, Police had no answer.

Sushil Kumar, President, DF suggested that Police should give some training to the guards posted in the Societies. Dwarka Forum said that the crime graph in Dwarka is again rising and demanded that the GPS data of the PCR vans should be shared with the public.

On the complaint of RWA’s , DCP assured that he will instruct his staff to accept the applications of tenant verification without insisting on the copies of old identity proof but by giving address of past residence. Ashok Kumar. President of IDC Society said that Police insist presence of the concerned persons for the delivery of letter for tenant verification. He said that at many spots, no parking sign boards have been put up and they should be displayed there before traffic police tow away vehicle. He informed that in his Society, 99% police verification is complete.

The representatives of Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi demanded painting of zebra crossings and made complaint of open drinking at the Sector 9 parking. Police informed that the work of painting of zebra crossing is the job of land owning agency. ACP Traffic informed that it was not their duty to remove banners and bushes in front of signal lights. Representative of Brahma Society made complaint about the encroachment on one of its gate.

Sh Rajeev Solanki, General Secretary -Dwarka Forum informed Dwarka Parichay that in near future DF is planning to organize Public interaction meeting with DDA, MCD and other civic agencies. These platform help residents to raise their pending problem & issues with the concerned authorities.

The meeting was organized by Dwarka Forum on Saturday, 23rd March in which SHOs of four Police Stations and Mr. Arora, Executive Engineer (Elect) DDA along with other officials were also present and interacted with the representatives of various RWA/ CGHS/Market Association of Dwarka. After the meeting, residents enjoyed Holi.

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