DWARKA, NOW known as the largest sub-city of Asia has blossomed from a desolate and uninhabited locality into a world-class habitat in just no time. There were days when the roads, sans street lights and signals, were dotted with heaps of mud and dust-covered buses. This barren land, developed in less than six years, has become the largest sub-city of Asia. Even basic necessities like grocery, water and electricity used to be a problem. People were not only hesitant to visit Dwarka but also stayed away from exploring this unknown piece of land on earth. Dwarka has become the envy of people living in the so-called posh localities like Greater Kailash or Kalkaji who once believed that Dwarka was a godforsaken place.
With the flyover connecting the airport and the Delhi metro connecting CP, travelling has become much more comfortable for the masses, as the level crossing below the flyover had indeed become a nightmare for people going to college or office.
The Sector-6 market developed gradually and the place, which was not crowded a few years ago, is now a bustling market, throbbing with activity - so much so that finding a slot to park your car has become a difficult proposition. For the young and vibrant crowd of Dwarka, the Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee, Bercos and KFC have arrived, ending uncomfortable travel over long distances for that steamy cup of Cappuccino or a spicy veggie’s delight. The skyrocketing land prices will indisputably make this one of the most expensive places in Delhi. It seems that Dwarka, touched by a fairy’s magic wand, has turned into a paradise. If this development continues, Dwarka will very soon be among the list of avant-garde places of the country.
It is the responsibility of all of us, who have made Dwarka our home, to ensure that our sub-city is maintained the way the planners had conceived it to be: An ultra-modern and futuristic living complex. We need to ensure that Dwarka does not degenerate like so many other places which are languishing owing to poor maintenance and public apathy.